Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sketching in Seattle


Hello, sketchers! I can’t wait to meet you all in Barcelona! I feel like I’ve already “met” some of you through your blogs that I keep up with regularly, and it will be a thrill to meet you in person.
I have been sketching in Seattle, Washington, USA, for about a year and a half, and I post sketches on my blog, Fueled by Clouds and Coffee, on the Seattle Urban Sketchers blog and on Flickr. Like Liz said, I don’t want to sketch only the well-known touristy icons, but I wanted to show something that might be familiar, as well as something less familiar. So first here’s a sketch of the Seattle skyline with its iconic Space Needle on the horizon and Mt. Rainier in the background.
5/1/13 Platinum Carbon ink, Zig markers, Stillman & Birn sketchbook
And here’s a less well-known icon, “The Fremont Troll,” who lives under a busy highway bridge (he's clutching a VW Bug that he snatched off the bridge!).
5/10/13 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Stillman & Birn sketchbook
I’m counting the days until the symposium! Until then, happy sketching!

-          Tina/MiataGrrl

4 comments:

Liz Steel said...

HI Tina - looking forward to meeting you in BCN!!! (that is assuming we didn't meet in 2010... previous symposiums are always a bit of a blur!
I missed the troll when I was in Seattle - will have to go back!

Swasky said...

Nice drawings and wonderful bag. See you soon!

Alissa Duke said...

great to meet another BCN participant. Thanks for adding your flickr and blog sites. It is good to be able to look through everyone's sketches as they introduce themselves !

Elizabeth Alley said...

Looking forward to meeting you in BCN!