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Oct. 13: Seattle Center

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From the Upper Lobby

I sat in the upper lobby but didn't have any of the staff try & move me or my stool. Maybe I was out of their sight lines?? My first sketch I looked almost straight up into the confluence of the different ceiling forms and spaces. The yellow lighting coming from the windows and hanging fixtures gave everything a warm glow, but also made it difficult to differentiate between objects in my sketch.
As I was waiting on colors to dry I started on a lower view of the plywood structure and the yellow light fixtures.  I introduced green into the sketch to differentiate the steel girders holding up the plywood forms.
I loved having a big rail wall next to me to place my wet sketch books.  I like working between multiple views so that could spend the whole time drawing and painting.  I get impatient waiting for the paint to dry.

In the end I had to draw Lynn because she was so patiently holding her pose sketching away in my foreground.  In the second view I ran out of paper at the bottom to include her... poor planning on my part.  Great day to sketch indoors and wonderful to see another large group of sketchers.


  1. David, I particularly love your tall/long sketch--the scale is amazing, just right to capture a sense of the architecture (beams, bolts, etc.) and also a sense for the crazy layering. And the color palette is even more beautiful in person.
    Really great...

  2. Great colors and I love the way you saw the structure. BTW I stole one for our facebook banner. I hope it's ok.