On the train ride north, we talked and sketched eachother, (as well as an agreeable young woman who offered to model for us).
After arriving in Seattle and posing for a large group photo, we split into two groups, one going to the international district and the other (mine) to Pioneer Square. Unlike Portland's Pioneer Square (which is failry new and called "our livingroom"), Seattle's is an area of some of the oldest buildings in the city, housing galleries, coffee houses, and boutiques.
The first sketch I did was of Merchants Cafe, Seattle's oldest restaurant. It still seems to be pretty busy.
Then I sketched in the park. Lots of tour groups left from here. There was an artist who was displaying his work in hopes of sales.
Windows and signs... It's pretty hard to imagine that rooms were once that cheap.
This man, all in purple head to toe, was smoking near the garbage can.
This family seemed to be waiting silently for a ferry to come in. Maybe they were entranced by the gorgeous bay and mountains.
It was a beautiful fall day in Seattle and it was very fun to meet the other sketchers and to sketch in a different place. We're already thinking about and looking forward to another group sketchcrawl together.