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6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98106

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Signing and Drink & Draw

12/3/16 Gabi and Stephanie signing books
Stephanie Bower and Gabi Campanario gave a book signing and presentation last Saturday at Daniel Smith in celebration of Stephanie’s new book in Gabi’s Urban Sketching Handbook Series:  Understanding Perspective: Easy Techniques for Mastering Perspective Drawing on LocationIt was fun as well as illuminating to hear them talk about their urban sketching processes. I feel very fortunate and proud to have so many talented urban sketcher authors right here in my own home town!

The signing party was followed by a drink & draw at nearby Schooner Exact Brewing Company. We were seated at two long tables, so I couldn’t sketch everyone around the table, but people switched seats often enough that I had plenty of victims right across from me.

Kate was wearing a button that said “Never apologize for your art,” so I won’t say I’m sorry about the unflattering sketches here! 😉 I’ll just say “Turnabout is fair play” – you can get back at me at the next drink & draw!

12/3/16 Teri, Beverly and Gabi

Robin and Missy

Photo by Kate Buike


  1. Glad you identified everyone. I'll recognize them next time we meet. The books sound very interesting and informative.

  2. I was sad to miss this opportunity, but even with staying local and trying to tone down my freeway time, I've come down with a bad cold. The trick on sketching people is not to name them - that way flattery is not an issue. And as Picasso had a great response when a gallery viewers complained that Mogdigliani's paintings did not "look like women". Madam, he commented, "it's not a woman, it's a painting." Nonetheless yours are quite nice.