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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Game vs Sketching

Sketching, every time!  I'm not much of a sports fan, but I did Tivo the game and watched it after I got home. 

Today was the Big Game (Seahawks won the NFC Championship in a home game!).  First, I arrived at the Park and Ride for the light rail station early so as to get a spot.  I learned from previous experience that it fills up early with fans.

As a result, I was at Pike Market far earlier than I needed to be for the Urban Sketchers Seattle monthly outing.  I had breakfast with a view of the Great Wheel, lit up in Seahawks colors.

I wasn't sure how many people would attend due to said Big Game.  But we had a goodly number.  We took a "before" group photo as a few were leaving early to watch the game.  You might note everyone is showing a blank sketchbook.

My intention from the beginning was to sketch the Giant Squid sculpture hanging from the 2 story atrium.

After that, I wandered around looking for another sketch.  At one point, it was raining so hard I wondered what all the racket was... it was the rain on the Atrium roof!  So no going outside around the Market.  I finally settled on one of the iconic Market neon signs.

Sketchers had gradually gathered back in the Atrium, where we shared out sketches and had a final group photo.  Several new people joined us today.  I'm sorry we didn't do another round of introductions at the end.


  1. Wonderful sketches -- I especially like the squid, such a tricky subject handled with aplomb! Thank you for making a newbie feel welcome, it was great fun and I hope to do it again.

  2. Great idea to do two photos! i love how flexible Usk can be. I also especially like your squid.

  3. Love the whole post, sketches, photos and account of the experience. Especially good drawing of the squid, not an easy subject by any means. :)