Books and Drinking and Drawing

After sketching in Sumner, I drove back north in order to attend the talk and book signing at the Daniel Smith mothership.  Gabi Campanario talked about his books: The Art of Urban Sketching, People and Motion, and Architecture and Cityscapes.  Then Stephanie Bower spoke about her book, Understanding Perspective.  Despite having sketched with USk Seattle for almost 5 years, I don’t think I’d heard Gabi tell the story of how he founded Urban Sketchers.  I feel very fortunate to live where this all started and to have the inspiration and example of so many wonderful artists in our group.

After about an hour they settled down to sign books.

Tina Koyama took the opportunity to sketch as they signed.

As they continued to sign, us sketchers moved across the street for the second part of the event:  the Drink and Draw at Schooner EXACT Brewing Company.

Everyone was busy drinking, drawing and talking.  It was a very fun event.

I used my pocket sketchbook to make some quick pencil sketches. I also had only water as I do not handle DUI well.       (DUI = Drawing under the influence… coined by Tina)

A few more photos are 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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1 Response to Books and Drinking and Drawing

  1. scyeung says:

    Lovely sketches. Drinking and drawing – what a fun idea. 🙂

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