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Oct. 13: Seattle Center

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Seahawks and skulls at the Burke

Starting off the day I intended to draw the mask that inspired our beloved Hawks logo (that logo is oft repeated in my household by my 9 year old son.) What I saw at the museum was so much more than just an icon. This three dimensional transformation mask once gave a performer three personalities and the heads to go along with them. The way the beak opens to reveal the human face and the devilish second head still haunts me.  
Drawing the people in the lobby was like trying to capture a moving vehicle but the terror bird grounded the center the whole way through.

I was inspired to post tonight by Jane, Kate and Tina's message about the Urban Sketcher manifesto. We sketch to capture our interest and share our view of the world but most of all because we love to draw. If there's one thing I learned last week at the Burke it is that you can sketch a city street, a room, an artefact or a bowl of fruit. The important thing is to get out there and do it.


  1. Well said, Dan. I love the variety of your beautiful sketches which illustrate your point so well. Too many rules and stipulations take away the spontaneity and fun. Thanks for your post.

  2. Thanks Beth. It was a new environment for sketching and the quality of work from the group was so high that anyone would be challenged to not call it "Urban Sketching."