Royal Hospital for Sick Children Charity Drawing

Pencil on paper

This unique handmade tonal charity drawing was created for a charity auction for the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

Drawing is an important element in artist Kate Ive’s practice. It informs her art and is often the first stage in creating new work. Kate was inspired the by the lion and the unicorn frieze sculptures above the main front door to the RHSC hospital. She created this drawing from the perspective of the unicorn looking at the lion. The lion is visible, reflected in the unicorn’s eye. Kate gave particular attention to creating a highly detailed handmade tonal charity drawing. She has focused on the intricacies and texture.

Kate was invited to create this charity drawing following her RHCYP commission. She was chosen to create 19 sculptures for the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, in Edinburgh. The drawing relates to one of the sculptural pieces found in the new £150m hospital. She was delighted to take part in the charity auction. With this drawing selling almost instantly when the auction opened, raising money for the new hospital.

Kate undertakes drawing commissions, please get in touch to discuss new artwork.