What a wonderful event last Friday night! MOHAI was packed with people, all to admire and appreciate Gabi's utterly amazing collection of Seattle Sketches! The exhibit is so very impressive--Gabi is one of those rare people who can pretty much sketch anything--buildings, people, cars, events, etc.--and capture it really beautifully. He is truly a sketch journalist, as the stories behind the sketches are every bit as interesting...and he is so humble too, sharing this event with his fellow Seattle Urban Sketchers--thank you, Gabi! The accolades are so well-deserved, the work is amazing and MOHAI is pretty great too.
As far as this sketch, as usual, I bit off more than I should chew! I wanted to capture the energy of the space and event, you can see Gabi talking at the podium on the right in the sketch. Painting on-site is truly challenging too (argh, too much purple!), but I sat on the floor upstair and pulled out the paints to finish the sketch in the moment.