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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

May 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Portraits of buildings

Two recent spreads from one of my pocket sketchbooks:
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You can draw the Smith Tower with minimal lines and the 1914 skyscraper is still instantly recognizable. I think that’s a sign of good architecture. (3-minute sketch. Lamy Safari Fountain pen and splash of watercolor for the sky.) Related: Signs of life in Smith Tower.
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The Aspira tower, however, requires more work from the sketcher to make it look somewhat interesting. (Staedler leadholder, HB lead. 10-minute sketch, while waiting for the bus.) Related: Drawing inspiration from the Aspira tower.

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