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, January 6, 2014

Drawn to Seattle, indeed...


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.

3 comments:

  1. *giggle* aah, too much purple*giggle* nice try - but i can see how clever you depicted the gathering of the crowd, it is so hard to show a crowd that convinces. Impressing! You and all the seattle sketchers are so damned great, i´m happy i live faraway and doesn´t have to compete with you =)

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  2. I love the purple - the way it contrasts with the golden crowd. I agree though, it was a lot to take in - and put down.

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  3. Stephanie,
    You are way too critical of your own work! This is another lovely piece that has captured the event and the sense of the evening. Great job and I love seeing what you can do each time. Also you captured all the iconic pieces of the Mohai that were in the room. WONDERFUL!

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