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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pike Place Market for 51st World Wide SketchCrawl

4/23/16 Pike Place Market

Our five-day “summer” may be over, but the tourist season is just beginning at the Pike Place Market. Urban Sketchers Seattle pushed our way through the crowds with the best of ‘em as we sketched one of our most iconic locations for the 51st quarterly World Wide SketchCrawl.

4/23/16 Aaron busking in front of the
original Starbucks.
My first self-assignment of the day was to make a sketch or two for Liz Steel’s online SketchingNow Edges class. I knew exactly which scene I wanted to do: That famous Seattle postcard, the Public Market Center sign. This sketch is a simplified version of the composition I did a couple of years ago from a slightly different angle.

After that I just wandered around the Market, enjoying the energetic bustle, and stopped for a couple of buskers along the way. While I waited for the others in the Atrium for our sketchbook sharing, I caught a few people having lunch with the Sasquatch.

4/23/16 more buskers
4/23/16 Sasquatch in the Atrium

Sketchbook sharing
Look! I'm finally taller than Michele!


  1. Still laughing! Your way of putting our two photos together cracks me up! Great sketches, by the way!