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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Category: Pencil


December 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Drawing You Drawing Me at Drawing Jam

Last Saturday was the 13th Annual Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art, a top art school in Seattle where they are very rigorous about drawing from life — a principle I practice religiously! Hundreds of people show up for the Jam, where you can draw your heart out painting a cadre of models. Picture Benjamin Franklin, the Seafair Pirates, musicians, theater performers, you name them.


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June 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Tuesday evening commute

Sketched June 26, 9:03 p.m. [Click to enlarge] Fifteen-minutes pencil sketch while riding the bus home last night. Drawing fellow bus commuters is what got me hooked on urban sketching when I moved to Seattle in 2006. Staedler Mars-780 leadholder with HB graphite lead on 8″ by 6″ pocket sketchbook spread.


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September 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Fall ball in full swing

Click to enlarge Since my son started Little League a few years ago, I always try to sketch at practice sessions and games. I’ve learned a great deal about the sport just by watching him play. These are some recent sketchbook spreads from Fall Ball, which started a couple of weeks ago. For these…


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