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The Seattle Sketcher

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

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June 20, 2014 at 11:16 PM

An extreme low tide brings out high interest and new discoveries


Sketched June 14, 2014

low tide sealife comboAn excursion to the Puget Sound shoreline never disappoints, especially during the extreme low tides that usually happen around the summer and winter solstice.

In Edmonds, the tide reached its lowest point of the year, minus 2.98 feet, last Saturday at 12:21 p.m. That was so low that people could sneak in under the ferry dock, a rarely accessible area where the waterline would rise 15 feet by 7:45 p.m. and reach almost to the top of the pilings seen in my sketch.


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June 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Drawn to gooey creatures under the ferry dock

Sketched June 23, 2013 What good timing! My Sunday sketch outing with the local urban sketchers group coincided with an exceptional low tide in Edmonds. I set out to draw under the ferry dock with fellow sketcher Chandler O’Leary, a Tacoma-based artist and printmaker. Here, the water usually reaches almost to the top of…


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November 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Invisible injuries grip young veterans

Veteran Timm Lovitt takes a moment of silence by a monument that welcomes veterans to Edmonds Community College. As an Invisible Wounds Trainer for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Lovitt helps local soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries adapt to life after combat. [Click on sketches to see larger versions] *** These…


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September 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

A touch of UW at Edmonds dog beach

Sketched Sept. 28, 10:15 a.m. Marina Beach Park in Edmonds is as scenic as any other park I’ve been to along Puget Sound. What makes it special is a fenced dog beach that dog owners there said is one of the best in the Greater Seattle area. My visit, suggested by a reader, helped me face…


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