Monthly Sketch Outing

Showing posts with label Space Needle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space Needle. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Seattle Skyline






Recently, the constant rain has limited me to drawing in my car. I know Seattle enjoys a reputation as the rainy city. However, we usually get a few breaks throughout the day.

I am using this as an opportunity to draw the Seattle skyline. A variety of spots in Seattle host parking lots with great views of the city's iconic buildings.

My favorite spot is the Don Armeni Boat Ramp at Seacrest Park. The boat ramp parking lot has super wide and long stalls to accommodate boat trailers. These spots often go unused in the winter. This provides a sketch starved artist a perfect view of downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Another great spot is the Hamilton Viewpoint Park directly above Seacrest Park. The viewpoint parking lot wraps around the northern tip of West Seattle, providing panoramic views of the sound, Elliot bay and downtown.


My final spot to draw the Seattle skyline is Volunteer Park. The parking lot for the Seattle Asian Art Museum offers a great view over the park's reservoir to the space needle beyond. I always thought this juxtaposition of the modern space needle with the natural style of the Olmsted park was a perfect metaphor for Seattle.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Next Generation of Sketchers

It was a quiet day at Mohai today.  So I was able to get a sketch done between the times of talking to people who came up to see the exhibit.  The sketch I was able to finish was the sketch below of a cloudy Seattle sky and the Space Needle with the 12th man flag flying proudly.

One of the visitors I had was Tommy who has been to the exhibit at least twice.  He was checking the sketchbooks for a sketch he had done in December and to his dismay found scribbles over sketches people had done earlier.  So he conscientiously started erasing the scribbles from the page...asking why people scribble on the drawings  in the sketchbook.  He didn't find his sketch but did draw a new sketch of a house (see below). Let's hope Tommy will continue his sketching.  He will be one of the next generations of sketchers.
Tommy and his sketch of a house.

Seattle Sky and the 12 Man Flag a top the Space Needle.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Later at Jack Block Park

I missed the official sketch crawl because I had to make an airport drop-off; since I was so close, however, I wound my way through the maze of Harbor Island/Spokane Street/ Pier 5 freeway columns and explored the park on my own. 

Peek-a-boo view from the hill 


Looking back on the park from pier

Sorry I missed everyone! See you next time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Century 21 Exposition

Worldwide Sketch Crawl No. 35 at Seattle Center
50th Anniversary of Seattle's Century 21 Exposition

Space Needle

Key Arena & International Fountain

James Fitzgerald's "Fountain of the Northwest"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans Day

Hey fellow sketchers! Here are some sketches from my Veterans Day. I love it when the Space Needle has a flag on top. I went to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Science Center and I would recommend it to any Harry Potter fan! Along with Seattle Center I also drew a church in Everett and IKEA in Renton.