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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February USk Outing at US Bank Centre

I was happy to finally making it to USk after missing two months -- even if it was snowing! Arriving late after finally finding parking (I don't know why I drove...), I figured that I would 1) sketch in ink since my past few sketches were in pencil, and 2) sketch outside since most folks would probably be inside. Crisscrossing the street a few times to decide on the perspective, I ultimately settled on this view, looking up Pike Street:

Surprisingly, I was comfortable sketching with gloves -- which doesn't happen often -- as they were neither cold nor cumbersome. After about 45 minutes or so, it started snowing, so I immediately came back inside so that the ink wouldn't run due to the snow. Once inside, I walked through the building to get the lay of the land, and decided that the main atrium space -- looking toward the big sculpture -- was the most interesting perspective. Fortunately I found a cushioned seat in the corner, and was able to stretch out a bit while I sketched.
I had to pause the sketch before I was quite done, as 12:30 arrived. After sharing our sketches, I went back to the seat and finished the sketch -- and added a "meta" finishing touch at the bottom.

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