Game vs Sketching

Sketching, every time!  I’m not much of a sports fan, but I did Tivo the game and watched it after I got home.

Today was the Big Game (Seahawks won the NFC Championship in a home game!).  First, I arrived at the Park and Ride for the light rail station early so as to get a spot.  I learned from previous experience that it fills up early with fans.

As a result, I was at Pike Market far earlier than I needed to be for the Urban Sketchers Seattle monthly outing.  I had breakfast with a view of the Great Wheel, lit up in Seahawks colors.

I wasn’t sure how many people would attend due to said Big Game.  But we had a goodly number.  We took a “before” group photo as a few were leaving early to watch the game.  You might note everyone is showing a blank sketchbook.

My intention from the beginning was to sketch the Giant Squid sculpture hanging from the 2 story atrium.

After that, I wandered around looking for another sketch.  At one point, it was raining so hard I wondered what all the racket was… it was the rain on the Atrium roof!  So no going outside around the Market.  I finally settled on one of the iconic Market neon signs.

Sketchers had gradually gathered back in the Atrium, where we shared out sketches and had a final group photo.  Several new people joined us today.  I’m sorry we didn’t do another round of introductions at the end.

Here is the light rail platform, inbound to Seattle at 8am.  There is a lone Greenbay Packers fan in the midst of a sea of Seahawks fans.

More photos here.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Game vs Sketching

  1. Looks like you had a great turnout even with the rain. The blank sketchbook pages made me smile….I’m sure they didn’t stay that way for very long. lol Fun sketches, especially that giant squid!

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