Portland Urban Sketchers met downtown at SW 2nd and SW Taylor at a Starbucks. Downtown on a Saturday morning is a quiet place– great for focusing on urban landscape without the distraction of traffic and pedestrians.
we did venture outside, under a sheltered area that also had tables. I managed to mostly avoid drawing buildings. I just wasn’t feeling in the mood to work on perspective. In the background, you can see something with the letter E on it. Electric cars can park in two parking spots for as long as they want, as long as they are charging up their vehicles.
Huddled back in the warmth of the cafe, I couldn’t resist trying to draw this mural on the side of a building.
Our next stop was supposed to be Steamer’s for lunch, but since it was closed, we went to Seattle’s Best. We had lunch there and tried to sketch the Portlandia statue from the window. I couldn’t get a good view without taking over someone else’s chair, so I decided I’d draw the sketchers sketching the Portlandia statue. You can see below, on Kalina’s sketchbook the trident that Portlandia is holding.
One of these days, I will attempt to draw the Portlandia statue.
We shared our sketchbooks and then parted ways.