The Martyrs’ Monument is an elaborate structure on St. Giles’, just outside the old city North Gate. Nowadays, it is largely a spot for tourists, locals or maybe the city’s homeless to sit and have a sandwich or maybe wait for a bus.
It is also quite elaborate and difficult to draw, but I thought I’d have a go.
Here is a view of the Monument, with The Randolph Hotel in the background.
My initial sketch.
I ran out of space after a while and so decided to return to this drawing later and add some more. My ‘finished’ drawing, below.
I’m still not sure that this is really finished. I’ve since done a much larger and more complicated drawing of the Randolph Hotel – as seen in the background of my photo – and also included another sketch of the Monument with that. That will be the subject of another post but I have a feeling that some more work is needed here – maybe stretching to a painting in either watercolours or acrylics?