[By Gail Wong in Seattle, WA, USA]The landscape 5.5" x 8.5" watercolor sketchbook lends itself rather well to a panoramic view, when opened fully and drawn over two pages. This is the case with the interior view of the Seattle Central Library. I was there for a lecture and purposefully went down earlier so I could sit in the main living room area of the library and sketch. It is an immense broad space with sweeping views of downtown Seattle seen through the exterior glass walls. From where I was sitting, I had an 180 degree interior view of the Seattle Library peering at multiple levels. Though it is a bit complex, it is also a fun challenge to draw (designed by Rem Koolhaas of OMA).
Below are panoramas of a much smaller and more intimate space, the interior of the Storyville Coffee shop at Pike Place Market. The line drawing took 30 - 40 minutes. I took a picture before I left so I could add color later. The color was added just yesterday during a wild windstorm that took out our electricity. What a great excuse to paint!
|Storyville Coffee Pike Place Market|