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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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December 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

It’s magic when the mountain peeks out


Sketched Dec. 3, 2014

For much of the year, clouds erase Mount Rainier from the horizon like an illusionist playing a trick on us.

Earlier this week, however, clear skies made the massive peak visible on not one but three consecutive days, and I took that as a sign that a sketch may be overdue.


Comments | More in Skylines | Topics: Downtown, UW

August 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Proud to be a Husky

Sketched Aug. 29, 2013 While all eyes are on the new Husky Stadium, let me draw attention to a small, but familiar, piece of the upgraded complex: the 360-pound bronze husky sculpture that has welcomed fans since 1995 and is now the centerpiece of the Dawg Pack Entrance. Did you know “Husky Spirit” is related to…


Comments | More in Public art, Sports, Statues | Topics: U-District, UW

April 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Quiet retreat on UW campus

Sketched April 10, 2012 Oh, spring at the U-Dub! The best thing about it is that you don’t have to pay tuition to enjoy it. Anyone can wander through campus, and there’s much more to see than the striking, but fleeting cherry blossoms in the Quad. This year, with the UW celebrating its 150th Anniversary (“HuskyFest” event…


Comments | Topics: U-District, UW

January 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Soggy Husky Stadium

Sketched Jan. 4, 9:34 a.m. I did my first sketch of the year in the rain. Very Seattle. Since I was in a hurry, I didn’t wait for the watercolors to dry before closing the sketchbook. If you look closely, the colors on the photo are still wet. On the scan, however, you can see…


Comments | More in Sketching field notes | Topics: UW

April 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM

It’s a Cut above the rest

Sketched April 19, 8:01 p.m. The wake of a tugboat settled, and the spans of the bridge lowered, as I found the perfect bench to draw this quiet scene at the Montlake Cut. On Saturday morning, however, my picturesque urban hideout will turn into a jampacked sports venue. Thousands of fans are expected to crowd bridge railings…


Comments | More in Bridges | Topics: UW