The adhoc Friday Sketchers of Urban Sketchers Seattle met at the Aquarium today. It was a cold, gray wet day. In between sprinkles, some of us tried to sketch outside. Inside, it was a challenge to get a spot to sketch as we were in competition with what seemed like hundreds of school children. I wanted to sketch the starfish pool but it was too crowded and too noisy!
I got to the sea otter area before there were too many small visitors. One otter was sleeping and seemed to be a furry lump. The other floated on her back and played with a bright blue toy.
I had to get out of the noise and crowd so sketched a fountain, the viaduct and skyline as seen from outside the aquarium.
We shared our sketches on a ledge just inside the building.
Then we went outside for our usual group photo, with the Great Wheel in the background. Ann had to leave early but I think she’s the only one missing.
Otters are my favorite wild animal. I managed a couple images through the thick glass of their enclosure. Here’s an otter butt, or “otter yoga” as one dad called it!