Sketchy Traveler Fall 2021 Sketching Expeditions in Seattle and Portland

In December, I went to Seattle and did some drawing along the way in Portland. This gave me a chance to visit some of my favorite spots in Seattle and explore some new sights in Portland. I also picked up a great book exploring the Portland landmarks featured in Beverley Clearly’s Ramona stories. Clinton Cinema,Continue reading “Sketchy Traveler Fall 2021 Sketching Expeditions in Seattle and Portland”

Sketch Review: The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars

Roman Mars is best known for his podcast 99% Invisible. In the 99% Invisible City*, Mars investigates how small things change cities. This ranges from manhole covers to tax codes. The result is a field guide to the many parts of cities. This blog focuses on urban landscapes. As a result our focus is onContinue reading “Sketch Review: The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars”

Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW

West Seattle sits on a peninsula apart from Seattle. This gives it a special character. You can find this in The Junction neighborhood not far from this week’s drawing at SW Dawson Street and 41st Avenue SW. Activities at the West Seattle Junction The Junction is a large business area in West Seattle. It isContinue reading “Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW”

Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte

The top of Skinner’s Butte has great views of the Eugene, Oregon skyline. The fall colors in this painting add to the view’s beauty. Skinner’s Butte is also right next to downtown Eugene’s many parks, stores and cafes. Activities around Skinner’s Butte Skinner’s Butte is in downtown Eugene. This makes it easy to get toContinue reading “Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte”