Next Sketch Outing

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

Monday, March 22, 2010

UW campus

Had fun sketching with everyone.

Process for outdoor sketching in Seattle in springtime:
1) Pick subject and start sketching.
2) Sketch until either a) feeling in fingers is gone due to cold, b) heatstroke, c) shivering due to cold prevents accurate linework, d) sunburn becomes too painful, e) windblown trashcan almost knocks you over, f) territorial crow succeeds in knocking you over, g) rain/snow/sun/hail (often at/near the same time) makes water-based media uncooperative, or h) any combination of a) through g). Some version of this usually happens within 20 minutes or so.
3) Go somewhere indoors to recover. There are lots of bars in Seattle. Perhaps there is a connection.
4) Repeat, until the sketch (or you) are finished.
This sketch of the library took two cycles:

Later I went to the Burke Museum, the curators of which wisely choose to keep most of the exhibits indoors. This particular fish, a contemporary of T. Rex, is said to have reached lengths of up to 18 feet. In my quest to not, "judge a book by it's cover," I'll allow that this fellow could possibly have been a devoted vegetarian, perhaps even a buddhist, but I have my doubts. Fishing back then would have been more exciting than today, due to it being somewhat less certain as to who was ultimately going to end up in whose stomach.
See you all next month!