Some exciting sketches and some, well, not that exciting!

Last week was a very busy week at work but unbelievably I had more sketching opportunities than ever! One of my goal it to draw at least 30 minutes daily and above else urban sketch. During this week I was able to sketch interiors, bird’s eye view of the city as well as a nature scene that I am not sure about ;).

This sketch I made at Mazatlán Mexican Restaurant in South Center Mall, South Seattle, WA. Another lunch break that I was able to take advantage off to draw. I sat down at the bar section as they serve you faster. I noticed that as decorative motif they have these large hanging lamps with lots of detail that are spectacular. I was unable to resist off course the desire to record this place and some of those lamps.


On another short lunch break I wanted to go to a Teriyaki Restaurant close to work and even thought I have sketched this place before this time I was sitting from a complete different perspective. They serve fast so my time was limited and this is want came out of my sketch!


During another day of the week I was between meetings at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma where from the fifth floor on one of the towers I stumbled with such a magnificent view of the town and the Puget Sound. To my surprise it appears to me that no one had the time to appreciate such a spectacular view but me. I was mesmerized and had to capture the moment.


Last one of the week! Yesterday my husband and I went for a walk at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in the Nisqually area in WA. This is out of I-5 going south between Mc Chord/Ft. Lewis Military bases and Olympia WA exit 114 in case you want to go sketch there some day. This is a gorgeous natural reserve with a 4 mile board walk. Lots of bird watchers come here as the variety of birds that can be observed is endless. Others like us come for the magnificent views, the pleasant walk, to take pictures and to draw. This is a view I have been wanting to sketch for a long time. The outcome was not near close to the real view and I will show it to you. Sometimes when we sketch we produce this cool images and we have the feeling that we are progressing, this one for me is one of those in which I didn’t feel much progress 😦  but it was fun to make and that is what matter the most.



Until next Sketch!


About D. Abreu

I am a psychotherapist by profession but felt in love with the arts, watercolor painting and Urban Sketching. With no formal background or education in fine arts I decided to teach myself using any resources I could find and this is my journey.
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