Friday, 12 August 2011

Festival frivolities


I have been horrifically neglectful on the blog front this past week. I had grand plans. I should have known I couldn't live up to them! Here in Edinburgh we're a week into the festival (the biggest arts festival in the world for those that don't know) and I'm already shattered. I've been to eleven shows so far (top three being Thom Tuck, David O' Doherty and Tim Key, oh wait and Josie Long, and Humphrey Kerr, thats five. I've become a stand-up comedy addict.) and have a load more to come over the next three weeks. This being my last full month in Edinburgh it feels good to be cramming it full of fun activities. 
   Above is an illustration for the Eastwing blog about living in Edinburgh during the festivals. Every spare square inch of space is turned into a venue or exhibition space and many locals rent out their flats to tourists and performers for the month. As a result you can find yourself living next door to an experimental theatre group, a gaggle of student comedians or perhaps a dance troupe keen on late night rehearsals! (see it up close on flickr)

Next week the goal is do some posts on my favourite Edinburgh things. I'm sorry that this might be quite dull but I don't have time for much drawing at the moment so it's all i've got! Sorry!

6 comments:

kel said...

sounds fun!

lovely house.

Clare Owen Illustration said...

hehe is that you in the bottom right hand?! great!

Jenny Cox said...

Wonderful. Love the way you've applied the colour xx

Sarah Melling said...

I really, really love this...such a great concept and so beautifully carried out.

Lu Green said...

Oh, I saw news on russian tv about this festival the other day. Beautiful illustration!

Pear said...

This is so cute :) totally love it!!!