Sketching bouldering

It’s been 3 years since Urban Sketchers Seattle were last at the Seattle Bouldering Project.  Most of those sketching today hadn’t been there before.  I had been on that first outing and today discovered they’d added a cafe to the layout.

Staff gave us a safety briefing prior to letting us loose.  He said, “most of bouldering is falling” as he warned us to stay well away from the walls!

As I did last time, I headed for the children’s wall.  It has more handholds and crawl spaces.  Also much more noise.  I’d forgotten that as well as my earplugs!  The kids were a little slower on the wall than adults upstairs.  I just waited for another child to make the climb to add to each sketch of a climber.

Next I joined the line of sketchers on the second floor balcony to sketch the climbers from above. For this one I remembered a lesson and drew a quick, gestural line of the climbing figure which I then filled in.

Sharing out sketches

Sharing out sketches

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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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2 Responses to Sketching bouldering

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Terrific sketches! What a fun outing!

  2. aduke2015 says:

    Great sketches. You would get some really challenging angles !

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