Bow Fiddle Rock

VisitScotland’s Sketching Scotland series celebrates Scotland’s rich history

A new campaign launched by VisitScotland aims to inspire future visitors to Scotland as COVID restrictions ease.

The Sketching Scotland series invites budding artists from across the globe to combine their love of drawing and Scotland to sketch 20 of Scotland’s best-known landmarks via step-by-step art tutorials.

Some of the wonderful landmarks included in the series are: the colourful Tobermory houses at the harbour on the Isle of Mull, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Forth Rail Bridge and –  the one that we’re particularly excited about – the awe-inspiring Bow Fiddle Rock in Portknockie on the north east coast of Scotland.  The tutorial provides great advice in helping you to capture the rock’s distinctive sloped sides which was caused by the impact of two ancient continents colliding hundreds of millions of years ago.

Every sketching tutorial provides the viewer with facts about each landmark and offers tips on how to improve your art skills.

It’s the perfect way to also inspire those who have sketched landmarks to visit them in future and once it’s safe to do so.

To get involved, you can view the videos already uploaded as part of the series on VisitScotland’s YouTube channel. If you’re uploading your finished piece of art onto social media, you’re invited to use the hashtag #sketchingscotland and link to VisitScotland’s social accounts: Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Find out more about Sketching Scotland.