What an amazing day! Yesterday, at 1pm, Urban Sketchers from around the Seattle area began to gather at King Street (Amtrak) Station. We were there to celebrate the Urban Sketchers 10th Anniversary with a 24hr Global Sketchwalk. USk chapters from around the globe held sketchwalks in their cities to celebrate 10yrs of Urban Sketchers. We followed the sketchwalks on the USk Instagram account starting with the first chapter to see daylight (Auckland, New Zealand) to the last chapter to see the sunset (O’ahu, USA). Our time to be “live” on Instagram was 2:45 pm.
We used the hashtag #USkGlobal24hrSketchwalk .
There were more sketchers at this event than I think there have ever been. It was hard to count but my guess is about 50 people. Our group photo was one of the largest for that Instagram event. Anya flew down from Alaska to participate! We had visitors from Port Townsend, Tacoma, Vashon Island and elsewhere join us.
Thanks to Gabi Campanario! He’s an artist for the Seattle Times who who founded this group. April Wu had the idea to show him standing alone with an empty page in his sketch book to signify the “before”. Her group picture is the “10 years later”. Wow.
I spent about half my time taking photos for the event to post on Instagram. But I did get two sketches done.
I sat in a corner of the upper floor to do a detail of one of the columns.
It has stopped raining long enough to sketch this view from the upper plaza. The Smith Tower is on the left.