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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Topic: Central District

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March 7, 2014 at 7:06 PM

The pain of neighborhood change reflected in the lyrics of hip-hop artist Draze

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Sketched Feb. 27, 2014

Every time I go to South Seattle and the Central District, I see more and more homes being renovated and new apartment buildings under construction. This city changes fast.

But homegrown hip-hop artist Dumi Maraire, best known as Draze, sees something my eyes have missed: The forces of gentrification are uprooting the black community.

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May 31, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Playful event planned for Central Area delivers a serious message

Sketched May 28, 2013 Several weeks ago, there was a double-shooting in front of this colorful convenience store at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Jackson Street. But there are more things happening in the Central Area than the crime that often makes the headlines. Today, you can try hopscotching for a change. From…

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March 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

A tourist in her own city

Sketched Feb. 27, 2012 Most of us look forward to our to-do lists getting shorter when we retire. But for Peggy Burns, a trained mathematician, former technical writer and self-described “lists” person from northeast Seattle, retirement has brought one heck of a long goal. You see, Burns has plans to walk every single street within Seattle’s…

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February 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Sketching the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University: Ink and color steps

Sketched Tuesday, Feb. 1 During a talk to journalism students at Seattle University, I explained how I never use photographs as a reference for my drawings. Sketching from photographs has no appeal to me. The point of drawing on location is being in the environment, capturing what you see, and enjoying the process of making…

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