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Saturday, January 12, 2008

One hour sketches

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The bigger the format, the longer it usually takes me to do a sketch. This one on my bigger Moleskine (spread=10 x 8 inches or 26 x 21 cm) took me about an hour —coloring time not included. It shows the oldest Starbucks store, across from Pike Place Market. The first sketch I did on this format was from Kerry Park, and you can also see it at the new Spanish website soitu.es, where I just started contributing to the blog vida urbana.
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Mientras más grande el formato, más tiempo suelo tardar en hacer uno de estos sketches. Éste en mi moleskine grande (doble página=26 x 21 cm) me costó aproximadamente una hora, sin contar el tiempo para colorearlo. Aquí se ve el establecimiento más antiguo de Starbucks, al otro lado del Pike Place Market. El primero dibujo que hice en este formato fue desde Kerry Park, y también lo puedes ver en la nueva web española soitu.es, donde acabo de empezar a colaborar en el blog vida urbana.

8 comments:

  1. This sketch is very well done.
    I've been there about five years ago and I found the trade mark of Starbucks was painted in brown not dark green.

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  2. You are right Yoshi. I actually noticed that, because it's not the current logo but an old version, perhaps the first one? But in the rush of adding the color I got it wrong. I've fixed it and scanned the drawing again. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  3. Oh, don't do that.I don't think sketch should be always as it is.

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  4. I know what you mean yoshi, but in this case I'd rather be accurate. Thanks!

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  5. Very good sketch, Gabi. I found that sketching in this new small Moleskine i bought recently allows me to finish something within an hour.
    I love your addition of color.

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  6. HI Gabi,
    I absolutely love your style and the eclectic nature of your blog. I run across your name often at blogs that I visit...and I just love coming back to your site. Keep up the good work!

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  7. Nice. Does this mean that Starbucks ows its name partly to the fact that the top window of the first Starbucks was made of 9 sections?

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  8. william8:30 AM

    Simple post but great expression of thoughts.. how do you do that? i think your a veteran blogger! am i right?

    anyway I'm william
    mind if I put a link back to you?


    (clickable) ------> Brown Suit

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