Next Monthly Sketch Outing

Sunday, April 23
Seattle Art Museum and Pike Street Neighborhood
1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

10:00 AM till 12:30 PM

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

National Night Out and the Magnolia Big Band

Each year with have our block party during National Night Out.  It brings our community together with one big party.  For the 7th year we are lucky to have the Magnolia Big Band practice during our block party and I have recorded this event for at least three years.

Here is this year's sketch is of the Magnolia Big Band.  I love sketching these guys.  It is fun to sketch  musicians playing their instruments.  This time I tried to do a simple ...almost blind contour drawing.  The first sketch was done in pencil and the second in pen.  It is amazing how little you have to tell the story and give a sense of what is going on.


  1. I love these sketches, Gail! Such an economy of line!

    - Tina

    1. Thanks Tina,
      Simplify simplify, that's my motto...but sometimes hard to achieve.