|4/13/13 Private Reserve Velvet Black ink, Zig markers, Stillman & Birn Alpha|
For the 39th World Wide SketchCrawl, the Seattle Urban Sketchers met at University Village on a bone-chilling morning. I saw several hardy sketchers braving temps in the low 40s, shivering in their hats, gloves and parkas to sketch U Village’s sheltered but unheated shopping corridor.
|4/13/13 Zig markers|
Not me. Kate and I headed straight for Room & Board, the store that moved into the space vacated by the (sorely missed) Barnes & Noble last year. Just outside the store proper was a hospitable set of outdoor furniture in a heated and sheltered area – an ideal place to sit and sketch comfortably. First I did a quick abstract value study standing above the stairway leading up to Room & Board (at right). While I sketched this, Kate sketched me sketching this.
Then I settled in for a good hour-plus (longer than I usually spend on a sketch) to sketch the parking lot facing Crate & Barrel (top). I think I filled my quota of car sketches for the rest of the month.