Christmas at the mall. Outside, it's beginning to seem like we might need to build an ark soon. I braved the deluge to go to Southcenter Mall to sketch. It just so happens that this week's Urban Sketchers flickr them is "shopping centers".
not gone out to sketch in a week. I really felt the need and I'd not
yet done any Santa sketching. I would like to know whether Puget Sound
area has any unusual Santas..... such as Portland's hipster Santa or Toronto's Fashion Santa! But this was a regular Santa.
I first drew the back side of the Santa village
I stood to draw Santa's area. I spoke with him a little. He asked one
of the elves to invite me to show him what I was doing and then he
showed me an image of an excellent charcoal sketch someone had done of
noticed this on my way through and stopped to sketch the Santa Cow on
my way back to the car. The counter staff told me this one's name is
with a bit of photo collage for the B&J sign.