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Monday, September 17, 2012

Seattle Skyline

On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning at Jack Block Park, it was difficult not to be seduced by the expansive Seattle skyline that stretched from downtown Seattle north to Queen Anne Hill, across Interbay to Magnolia, and finally across the Sound to the tip of West Seattle.
Because I was drawing in a 5" x 8" sketchbook, I decided to use three page spreads to cover the panorama and join them later in Photoshop. The first spread shows the downtown area from the Space Needle on the left to CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field on the right, with the Harbor Island industries in the foreground.

This next view is of the entire panorama after the individual spreads were knitted together. It’s quite small here but the original is about 26 inches wide.


  1. Love the shoreline/foreground. I'm continually amazed at your vision.

  2. Frank,
    I will have to take a closer look at the original. Amazing amount of detail, I didn't even want to attempt to tackle that.