Seattle - USA - [Results]

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Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by gabi campanario » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:38 am

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Sketchcrawl at the Ballard Locks

Eight of us met to draw in Seattle today. We went to the Ballard Locks, a "mini" Panama Canal that connects the Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. It was built in the 1910s and the engineers were really smart to build a fish ladder so the salmon in the salt waters of the Puget Sound would have a way to go upstream to lay their eggs and complete their life cycle.

The fish ladder has a viewing area where you can see the salmon swimming against the current. It's really interesting. I think only 2 percent all salmon make it back up the river where their eggs were hatched. The rest are eaten by other creatures —including us fish meat lovers!— at different points of their journey. What a hard life these fish have. For a change of pace I used a 2B pencil on this sketch instead of my usual Micron pens.

See more photos from the day:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/baconveloc ... 414265296/

Our Seattle urban sketchers blog:
http://urbansketchers-seattle.blogspot.com/

Thanks everyone for looking at our stuff! Until the next one!

gabi campanario
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http://www.urbansketchers.com

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Re: Seattle [Results]

Post by travelingsuep » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:06 am

What a great place to sketch, although I think I'd be too busy watching to remember to draw. Love the lock pic.

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Re: Seattle [Results]

Post by isabel » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:35 am

love the fish on the floor!

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Re: Seattle [Results]

Post by Thorsten » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:38 pm

-- thank you, Gabi!

I like this one in your flickr-photo-set linked abough.
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Re: Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by mtbrehm » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:09 pm

Gabi, I like the pencil sketch! Looks like you had a good group and interesting subject matter. My compliments!

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Post by paradeisos » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:08 am

Splendid idea, that of sketching in that place, and great drawings!
Greetings from Spain!

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Re: Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by leobro » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Hey Seattle Sketchers,
Great work at the Locks.

I couldn't make it this time because I was at a Permaculture Convergence in a place called Tahuya, WA, about two hours drive from Seattle. (We took the Tacoma Narrows bridge to get there.)

Despite a very busy schedule, I did two sketches there on Saturday, in honor of Sketchcrawl. These were done on small (4x6 inch) cards:

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Re: Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by briantbear » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:57 am

I love the Fish Ladder sketch. Been there but never took the time to look closely.

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Re: Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by Josh Frost » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:29 am

Hey guys sorry I haven't been on in a bit. I am super busy with what feels like about a million trillion different things going on! I hope to rejoin you guys again in the future!

- Josh Frost

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Re: Seattle - USA - [Results]

Post by alissa » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:14 am

That is so cool - love the blue water in the black line sketches

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