Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|LtoR: Jim B, Patty G., Marianne S., Dave P., Jean F, and Patty K.|
After a few bagels and coffee at "Some Bagels & Gelato" this morning, we caravanned out to the "Battelle Northwest National Laboratory" where member Marianne works as bonafied scientist. Really!
She couldn't get us into the labs, but the lobby is apparently open to derelicts, homeless people, sketchers, lost people, and other visitors without clearance, so we fit right in.
As always we had a great time sketching and socializing.
While fairly boxlike in its architecture with simple single point perspective, there are plenty of details which can distract the most insincere sketcher.
After spending most of my time on the window fasteners below, and realizing everyone else was doing the whole lobby, the peer pressure took over and I decided to see if I could get one done in minutes.
This is it: bare bones and ghost people I added once I got home and had a look at it.
After sitting a while looking for inspiration, these window/glass fasteners, if that's what they are, caught my eye.
They are full of geometry, and after looking at them for a while I began to see the challenge of the perspectives and realized without respecting them, this would be a disaster.
You can see some of my planning lines (ink) on the sketch and after finishing it I continued on my sketchbook working with the perspectives here. I see two-point, and there may be more....
We had a great time here this morning.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
This has been my view for the last 10 days as my husband struggles to overcome a severe cold and acute bronchitis. I love the bright colors on the packaging tho I wish these were the colors of a pretty flowering shrub. Looking forward to Spring! I found some fun colored pens awhile ago. This is Stabillo Dark Grey with my trusty Koi watercolors on recycled sketch paper from Strathmore.
You can build your own burger and the fries are always from Idaho, or Washington. They are the best in town.
I always get the little burger (one pattie), mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, onions, and green peppers.
It's a great place to sketch people as long as you are there during rush lunch hour.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I love Barracuda's coffee, their croissant/pastry Copula and their hanging lights. Of course, their Doma coffee is yummy, but today, their loud cliental was not my cup of tea. To the left, I had a view of the copula and just up and behind it were their drink menus. Some of our urban sketchers have fun with black backgrounds, so this was the perfect opportunity to have at it! Above and to my right were the hanging lights. My good friend suggested that I add the smaller rope of lights. Thanks Marianne for the great lesson! Look ma, no pencil, just micron fine and brush ink pens and art bars to sketch.Patti Kirch
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The lady on the left doesn't really have a deformed arm, but I thought it would make her more interesting to have one . . . (ahem). She was one of the fab four at the table shown in the prior posting where the four of them were there when we arrived and still there when we left.
The lady on the right was in Subway yesterday. She was with a friend and they were oohing and ogling over a bran-new baby, which didn't make the sketch. Her friend did, but I decided to crop her out. I like this one by herself much better. Maybe some color? Maybe not.
I had a six inch BMT with lettuce, onions, pickles, a few extra green peppers, pepperoncini peppers, and two jalapenos (I would have more but they don't like me as well as I like them), vinegar, regular mustard, and a "ton of pepper," for taste.
"Make it a meal with a senior discount." $6.85
This morning was our weekly Wednesday Morning Sketchabout. We went to Barracuda Coffee on Van Giesen in Richland. The place was packed and the noise level (cacophony, if you will) was reminiscent of one of those indoor chicken farms with thousands of chickens all going off at the same time.
These ladies were there when we arrived, about 10am, and they were there when we left, about 11:45ish.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
On February 19th, Tri Cities Urban Sketchers met at Beaver Bark, one of our in town indoor nursery's. From a garden chair, I used ink then coloured pencil to sketch a near (left) and a far (right) picture.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The urban Sketchers went to a local nursery, Beaver Bark, to draw. What a great place, with friendly staff, beautiful layout, and just a wonderful place to be on a cool day. It’s a little overwhelming so I drew just one little corner, of one section of this beautiful place.
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