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Friday, March 10, 2017

My 104th Person at Via6

3/10/17 Via6 complex, South Lake Union

I was somewhat focused at this morning’s outing at the Via6 apartment/retail complex in South Lake Union. I needed 15 more sketches of people to complete my participation in the challenge that has occupied much of the sketching community this week: #oneweek100people2017. Initiated by Marc Holmes and Liz Steel, the challenge is to sketch 100 people in five days. Not limited to urban sketching (drawing from photos, models or even a mirror is acceptable), the challenge is intended to help participants gain confidence and speed in sketching people.

Based on my speed record over the course of the week, I thought I would finish my 15 easily and quickly and then move on to other subject matter. But as it turned out, the 15 (actually 19 – I made it to 104!) took more time than I expected, so I had only about 15 minutes before the throwdown to find other subject matter. Believe it or not, I really was intending to sketch something other than people, but by then the place was packed, so I resigned myself to one more peopled sketch (above).

Here are a couple other sketches from today, including my most challenging viewpoint: From the upper level, I looked down on the curving line of people at the Assembly Hall Juice & Coffee counter. Such perspectival trickery! 

3/10/17 Assembly Hall Juice & Coffee counter
3/10/17 Via6 main floor


1 comment:

  1. Your people are vibrant and full of action! Glad you rose to the challenge.

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