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

December 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Scenes behind the scenes in 2012

These are some of the “behind the scenes” images I shared on Facebook and Twitter this year. Thanks following my work and best wishes for 2013!


A cold January day drawing the Smith Tower. [Signs of life at Smith Tower. Jan. 17, 2012]


You have to be 50 and older to play hockey with these guys. Inspiring! [Over 50, but hardly over the hill. Jan. 9, 2012]


Sketching the Kalakala at Hylebos waterway in Tacoma. [Kalakala's charm not yet rusted out. Feb. 3, 2012]


I thought about the Fun Forest while sketching the construction of The Chihuly Glass and Garden exhibit from the Space Needle’s sky lobby. [Museum rises out of the forest. Jan. 27, 2012]


The red monorail gets a tune-up ahead of its 50th birthday festivities, held on March 24. [They keep the old Monorail rolling. March 9, 2012]


I had to wait for the streetcar to come back to the Westlake station several times to complete the sketch. [Seattle's streetcar drawing riders. March 23, 2012]


Holding my Lamy Safari fountain pen after inking a view of the Red Square at the University of Washington campus. [Quiet retreat on UW campus. April 20, 2012]


Sketching the impromptu memorial to the victims of the Cafe Racer shooting. [The sketch that will never be at Cafe Racer. June 1, 2012]


Sketching the Seattle Great Wheel as the first gondolas are installed. The attraction opened in late June. [Great Wheel has a great view on Seattle waterfront. June 8, 2012]


Fun public art piece at Shilshole Marina, Shilly the Sea Monster. [Our boy Leif standing tall at Shilshole Marina. Aug. 3, 2012]


Even goats like sketches! [Brier still riding high in the saddle. Aug. 24, 2012]


Take a book. Return a book. [Mini libraries have curb appeal. Nov. 23, 2012]

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