A fishmonger shouts and a 30 pound salmon flies through the air across a mountain of ice and is deftly caught by the man behind the counter. A semicircle of onlookers holds cameras and smart phones overhead, capturing the spectacle.
|I had to sketch the "flying fish" action in increments: the hands and fish, the face, the swirl of the white lab coat.|
After sharing our sketches in the atrium and getting a group photo outside by the newsstand, some of us sketched our way through lunch at the Sound View Cafe.
|Upper right: Marvin and Tina sketching at lunch. I had the BBQ Salmon on Focaccia (LR)|
We had our choice of all our typical Pacific Northwest seafood; salmon chowder, clam chowder, barbecued salmon, or the seafood pasta extravaganza. The pasta extravaganza has king salmon, tiger prawns, halibut, crab meat pan sautéed and served over pasta with choice of marina, pesto or alfredo sauce PLUS soup and salad bar! Tempting, I know, but I wanted to stay sharp for more sketching in the afternoon. As you see, the barbecued salmon sandwich was quite sufficient. I'm having the other half for lunch tomorrow.
|Adding the final sketches of the day to my accordion sketchbook over thick hot aromatic Turkish coffee.|
I would say that Seattle provides more than enough inspiration to last all the way through this 51st World Wide Sketch Crawl Day.