This weekend, I took a two and a half day Urban Sketchers Workshop with Gail Wong and Frank Ching, in Seattle. It was terrific and filled with useful, individualized instruction as well as lots of time to practice what we were being taught. We met a few more Portlanders there and I hope that they will join us for future sketchcrawls and maybe post their sketches, too.
Here are a few sketches from the weekend. If you want to read more about it and see more, go to http://draw2c.blogspot.com
This is the canal in the Fremont neighborhood. (We went straight to pen in this workshop, so all the guidelines and mistakes, remain.) At one point, the bridge opened and a tall sailboat passed through. It held a violinist at the bow, playing as the boat moved along the canal.
Next, we moved up the hill for street scenes. Here's Saturn, with solar panel rings, atop a building.
On the final day, from a place on the crowded sidewalk, I sketched this iconic view. (Full disclosure: a few of those lines are Frank's.)
Back in Portland, I decided to try some of my new skills on a view I've sketched before and here's the result....
Thanks to Gail and Frank and my fellow sketchers!