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, March 14, 2016

Sketching with Fear

When I am not confident of a perspective or know it is going to be a difficult view, I will at times use a pencil to sketch with.  That way if I have mistakes I can correct.  This particular view of Suzzallo Library, I knew would be a challenge so I didn't do it in ink.  But as I recall we use to have our Architecture 210 students do a series of perspective sketches going through Suzzallo and many of them chose this view.  They did it in ink and were timed as well! 


  1. This is amazing! I was too timid to tackle drawing stairs, but yours look fabulous.
    And I love the addition of the person with the camera - enough of them sure walked by taking pics, didn't they? Very cool.

    1. Thanks Terrie,
      Yes they were a part of the scene definitely.

  2. Art and Fear. Two constant companions. I'm glad the former won out.

    1. Thanks Jane,
      Yes two constant companions. I think if we let go of fear it becomes a more enjoyable experience.

  3. Lovely details and I like the profile framing of the column/base

    1. Thanks David,
      That was a great space to capture those details.