Monthly Sketch Outing

Next Monthly Sketch Outing
Sunday, March 19
Hales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

11:00 AM till 1:30 PM*
*note new time, Hales opens at 11 am

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Monday, December 16, 2013

King Street Station


It was difficult to choose what to draw because of the over whelming ornamentation throughout the station.  I ended up sitting in the Compass Room (which acts as the entry vestibule to the Great Hall waiting room). I thought it would be simpler because it was smaller and more contained. Ha! I normally like to finish a sketch in about 45 minutes, so that I can have time for a few sketches.  This one took 2 1/2 hours!
 During my drawing time I had many people stop and watch me sketch because I was on their path to and from the train.  One particular station worker, John, stopped for a chat and was interested in joining us for a future sketch outing.  He said he had not drawn since elementary school, but our group had inspired him to take it up again. 




After the sharing time I went out and took up a spot that others had drawn earlier.  I wanted to capture the campanile because it is such a Seattle icon.  I found out later that it was the tallest building in Seattle in 1906.
My sketch of the tower looks like an earthquake hit the top. That's what I like about sketching on site, the character of each drawing!   A great way to finish off the year with Seattle Urban Sketchers!


                                                  






                                            

2 comments:

  1. Great sketches, David...wonderful interpretation of the detail, and I love how you left so much of the page unpainted--just the right amount so it feels fresh. So well done, as usual!

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