Friday, July 11, 2014

Pioneer Square

7/11/14 Platinum Carbon, Diamine Chocolate Brown and Grey and mixed green inks, Caran d'Ache Museum water-soluble colored pencil, Canson XL 140 lb. paper

In the nearly three years since I’ve been sketching, I’d never sketched in Pioneer Square, the birthplace of Seattle and a must-see for most visitors. It was high time – and the ad hoc Friday sketchers couldn’t have asked for a sunnier morning to meet at this quintessential Seattle location.

7/11/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink,
Museum pencil
Although it’s been done and overdone by many sketchers and artists, I couldn’t resist sketching the Victorian wrought iron Pergola, Pioneer Square’s most iconic structure. Next I sketched the bust of Chief Seattle, our city’s namesake. Both have been in Pioneer Square Park since 1909.

With the historical icons taken care of, I spent the rest of the morning sketching my favorite subject – buskers!

Welcome to several sketchers who joined Seattle USk today for the first time, including Yan, an active Singapore Urban Sketcher!

7/11/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink
7/11/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink
7/11/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink
Front row, left to right: Kate, Donna, Jennifer, Frank, Tina. Back row: Steve, Chris,
Gloria, Nancy, Linda, Yan.

1 comment:

  1. You did a wonderful job on that pergola!!! Love the sketches of the buskers too! Looks like you had a busy day of sketching.


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