Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Though there was an Urban Sketcher event going on in the Bus Tunnel, my girls were going to a concert at Benaroya Hall a bit later so we decided to commute in together. A brisk beautiful fall day in Seattle made for a busy Post Alley and often making the subject matter dissapear. The young entertainer was quite good and his dog would sing on command.
I had tested a new ink pen (disposable) on paper before I did this sketch - no bleeding. What I didn't do was test in on the watercolor paper of my sketchbook. With the exception of the door, I was going to have to be satisfied with shading using water and a brush pen.
Pen, ink, watercolor pencil in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pen and ink in a Stillman and Birn Beta Watercolor sketchbook.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Though I don't use it very much, I very much like this tiny sketchbook (3"x4") made by Pentalic. It's small enough not to be noticed by passers by or your sketch subject if it is someone you don't know. Not sure about the format - putting a bunch of sketches on one page, we see how it goes.
Pen and ink in a Pentalic mini.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
This was the morning sketch done for the Noon sharing. It's embarrassing the amount of sketches I don't get done in a day. This is 'The Old Church' located at SW 11th and Clay St. was built in the 1880's.
Pen and ink in a Stillman & Birn Beta watercolor sketchbook.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Seattle sketcher Gail Wong, I
rode a Bolt Bus down to
for the day to participate in this annual event. It was my first real trip to
spend any time in downtown Portland
and was impressed with the architecture and culture of the city. I definitely
will be back to do more sketching. Portland
This building caught my eye because of the color around the windows of what seemed like a warehouse, only to be told by a passing mail courier that in 2012 it was the site of MTV's 28th season of 'The Real World', probably one of the original reality shows.
There were over a hundred sketchers attending the event and I met many great sketchers whose work I've enjoyed online and can now put a face to. I went back to
that night on the bus, a bit much for
one hot day (90+). Next time I'll stay for the weekend and why not, Seattle has a lot to
offer a sketcher. Portland