Edinburgh Illustration Postcards

I have lived in Edinburgh for over 6 years now and I still feel like a tourist sometimes. I feel like I’m on an interesting journey most of the time. So I created two illustrations from two of my favourites places in Edinburgh. One is the Shore which is full of barges, great looking buildings, great bars and even better restaurants. So I illustrated a small section of the shore for exhibition at Hula Juice Bar and Gallery. But I hope in the future I can illustrate more parts of the Shore.

Me and my husband Chris often thinking about wish one day can live in this area. But as more and more tourists visit Edinburgh, also, more and more foreign students study and live in the city centre. We found the price of live in the city centre are getting impossible for us to live. So Edinburgh city centre is really beautiful but it’s really only for the tourists. Poor local like us have to move quite far out and comes to Edinburgh city centre during weekend for “visit or tour”.

Edinburgh Illustration Postcards

The other area I illustrated is Canongate Kirk. I’ve always found Canongate Kirk is like a building from a fairytale. I have visited this place a few times throughout the different seasons but my favourite season at Canongate Kirk is the spring when the cherry blossom blooms. The top of the building has a unique shape and when the cherry blossom blooms it gives the whole scene a romantic feel.

With the cherry blossom giving the whole scene a romantic feel I also illustrated a young couple kissing under the tree. I just tried to give the whole illustration a “loved up” feeling. I always like illustrating “happiness” as I really feel like is too short to focus on depressing, horrible and cold things. I wish to bring happiness to people who see my illustrations and to hopefully put a smile on their faces.

edinburgh canongate kirk illustration

So the actual postcards print out look like the photo below: 

Edinburgh Illustration Postcards

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2 Comments

  1. Niki Davaki

    Hi,

    I’m wondering if your Canongate Kirk postcard is for sale. I collect postcards and would love to buy one!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Niki,

      I tried to looking for the Canongate Kirk postcard in the past few days but unfortunately I’ve ran out all the Canongate Kirk postcards. I created these postcards couple years ago and I sold the last batch of them to a local cafe. But I do make different kind of postcards, such as Scotland maps and other countries map illustrations postcards. You can have a look of this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/534325051/set-of-7-map-illustration-postcard-mini and see if you have interested in any of these postcards?

      Many thanks,
      Liv

      Reply

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