Sketching here and there…

My goal in sketching has been to make a sketch from observation everyday. It is quite a challenge with the type of work that I do nowadays. I am addicted to Urban Sketching and the thought of having to sketch from a picture no longer inspires me which limits me from accomplishing my goal.  On the other hand it challenges me to find sketching opportunities as much as possible even if they end up being the restaurants that I generally frequent during lunch.


This sketch was done during a late lunch at Mexican Restaurant in South Center Mall in the Seattle area. The decoration here is beautiful, gorgeous lamps and a simulated tree inside create a warm environment.


During the same week I went to my favorite Sushi corner in Tacoma for lunch and I had the opportunity to draw the chef while preparing sushi for a costumer. You know where is good sushi when the Japanize are there eating with you 🙂


That same week as I was in one of the hospitals that I frequently visit. It was raining very hard outside and I was forced to wait a bit before walking to my war which was far from the main entrance. I took this opportunity to quickly sketch these two ladies at the express service counter. Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup WA.


This was another quick sketch at the Panera in Lakewood, WA while having lunch after a hospital visit. It was late and therefore there was not too many people in the restaurant at this late time.  I do love the colors of the walls, they are vibrant and strong. Still working on my corners as you can see.


My last sketch on this posting is off course another restaurant. This place is called El Sabor and is located in Tacoma/University Place in WA. It is right across Tacoma Community College or commonly known as TCC. Meals are very good and incredibly affordable. This day the place was full and vibrant with energy. Perfect for sketching!

Until next time,



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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