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Verdigris stags rampant
©2013 Charlene Brown
Rule #1 for beginning urban sketchers: Do not attempt to draw fantastic architectural features such as the Crown Spire on the tower of St. Giles in Edinburgh.
Rule #2 (a): If you have broken Rule #1, cover fantastic feature with ivy or a large tree, or failing that...
Rule #2 (b) Create a diversion by giving your picture a mystifying name, such as ‘Verdigris stags rampant.’
There really are some stags rampant guarding the base of the statue in front of St. Giles. Here’s a close-up of two of them.