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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Category: Sketching field notes

Sketching tips and other observations on the art of making sketches

August 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Meet fellow courtroom artist Peter Millett

I made this sketch while we waited for the proceedings to start one morning. —ooo— A personal highlight of sketching the Bales sentencing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week was meeting Peter Millett. To most news outlets covering the story, he was the go-to courtroom artist. But Millett is also an accomplished sculptor, painter and…


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October 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Sketching field notes: Visual context matters

It’s unusual that a sketching assignment yields more drawings than I would want to include in a blog post. The extra material I’m talking about is the equivalent of what photographers would call “outtakes,” those many shots that are discarded in the editing process, sometimes because they lack quality, other times because they duplicate what…


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