Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Here are my sketches from the wonderful sketchcrawl in Seattle last weekend. Since Alanna and I sketched in the same places, you'll see some repeating scenes.
On the train ride north, we talked and sketched eachother, (as well as an agreeable young woman who offered to model for us). I think by about an hour into the trip, Kalina had convinced her to become an urban sketcher.:)
After the warm welcome from the Seattle Sketchers, I joined the group going to Pioneer Square.
The first sketch I did was of Merchants Cafe, Seattle's oldest restaurant. It still seems to be pretty busy.
Then I sketched in the park. Lots of tour groups left from here. There was an artist who was displaying his work in hopes of sales. In drawing the group, I was trying to put into practice Veronica Lawlor's symposium advice of seeing the group as one whole, rather than as individual people.
Windows and signs... It's pretty hard to imagine that rooms were once that cheap.
After the group sharing of sketchbooks, Gabi took us down by the ferries which were unloading huge numbers of soccer fans. I sketched the ivy covered viaduct. I'm hoping that Gabi will post his sketches, since some of us were lucky enough to have been sketched by him.
This man, all in purple head to toe, was smoking near the garbage can.
This family seemed to be waiting silently for a ferry to come in. Maybe they were entranced by the gorgeous bay and mountains.
It was a beautiful fall day in Seattle and it was very fun to meet the other sketchers and to sketch in their city. I'm looking forward to another group sketchcrawl together.
I limited the drawings to 15 minutes and then followed the Algorithmic formula...first right, second right, second right, and repeat....
This is something I will do again. It's an exercise and a discipline that gets me out there to draw!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
33rd World Wide Sketchcrawl-Seattle
Once we got to Seattle, wow, were we surprised by the great crowd of sketchers waiting to sketch with us! Thanks Seattle Sketchers for welcoming us! Portland's Bill Sharp was already in Seattle and was there to welcome us. 27 of us in all met at the train station and drew around the Pioneer Square and International District before meeting up to share our sketchbooks.
Here are some of my sketches:
This trip was so much fun that we're talking about making it an annual event! Stay tuned for a possible sketch trip to Whidbey Island in the summer!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I joined 20 or so sketchers from the first Portland/Seattle joint sketchcrawl last Saturday for a glorious fall day of urban sketching.
We met at the train station and divided into 2 groups. One group went to the Pioneer Square area and I went with the other group to the International District.
My two sketches below. I hope others will share their work soon.
Gabi caught up with us later and we met at a coffee shop to share our work and pressure Gabi into revealing the location of the next Symposium.
Gabi led most of the Portland folks to the Ferry Terminal for a few last sketches before many of them had to board the train for home.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
|Edge Coffee - Beaverton|