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Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.: Suzzallo Library

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October sketchcrawl at the Seattle Center

It was great seeing familiar and also new faces (hi Ann and Clarence!) at today's sketchcrawl. I took the opportunity to experiment a little bit with a mix of media, pencil, gouache, a brush micron pen and the regular micron pens —including a 05 sepia color—, and even some color pencils.

I figured I had to draw the Space Needle at least once, so I decided to get it over with on my first sketch.

I had never paid attention to the writing next to the whale's tail sculpture: "A long time ago in the land of Chief Seattle whales used to pass from Elliott Bay to Lake Union." Interesting!


I want to come back and draw this entrance to the Center House with some more time —even though I never seem to have patience to sketch for more than 20 or 30 minutes. The the art-deco features and the eagles are really cool.

An attempt at a more painterly style was my last sketch of the day.

This is a slide show of a set on flickr with photos from the day. Don't miss Mark's customized tripod-easel and Will's versatile sketching kit.