|8/30/13 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Zig marker, Moleskine watercolor sketchbook|
One of the many sketchbooks I received from sponsors at the Barcelona Urban Sketching Symposium was a Moleskine accordion-folded (Japanese style) sketchbook containing watercolor paper. (More about the book on my personal blog.) When I saw that the book folds out into a single, 23-panel page, I knew I wanted to use it for a panoramic landscape sketch. In the past when I’ve done skyline panoramas, I’ve used a landscape-format sketchbook to capture as much as I could in a double-page spread. At Jack Block Park, I got only from the Smith Tower to Queen Anne Hill.
I finally got an opportunity to give the Moleskine book a try yesterday at West Seattle’s Hamilton Viewpoint. Since I’m left-handed, I turned the book upside-down and started sketching from the right side of the view (again at the Smith Tower) and continued in the northerly direction until I couldn’t see any further. This time I got all the way over to Magnolia, filling seven panels (the green masses at the sketch’s bottom are trees that were partially blocking the water view).
Shown below are the scanned panels. From top to bottom, they show the skyline from north to south.