W14: Journey Sketching



Saturday morning

David Chamness


When traveling, sometimes you have limited time or patience from your travel partner to sketch for a long timeframe at great locations. Instead, what if you could capture a series that tells the story of a journey rather than one detailed sketch from a single point of view?

This workshop will teach strategies to prioritize and capture the journey through a series of quick sketches using simplification, picking and choosing of details, and employing fast color washes. Don’t get hung up or overwhelmed when you only have a few minutes to sketch, let the pressure of the moment help capture the essence of what you are seeing on your journey.

We will create a series of 5 to 10-minute sketches as we walk through Edmonds on Main Street from Graphite to Café Louvre.

  • Creating a visual story of your journey with quick sketches
  • Using multiple pages in a small sketchbook or a larger single sheet with multiple sketches
  • Adding a plan diagram to show the journey path.

Supply list

  • PAPER MEDIA: Any paper that can take watercolors i.e. water color paper, 130 lb or sketchbook
  • PEN with waterproof ink: Favorites are Pigma Micron (Size 08) Staedtler Lumocolor (Size F) or Fountain Pen with waterproof ink
  • PENCIL (needed only for basic layout)
  • WATERCOLOR BRUSH: ¾” Oval Brush (larger brush size)
  • WATERCOLOR PALETTE with a variety of colors Cerulean Blue; Cadmium Yellow; Sepia or Raw Umber; Chinese White; Rose Madder; Prussian Blue; Yellow Ochre; Hookers Green
  • OTHER OPTIONAL SUPPLIES: Blue Tape (3/4”-1” width); 11” X 17” Foam Core or Gator Board (surface to tape on your paper); Water Bottle and Cup; Paper Towels (couple of sheets); Stool or Chair (portable)

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 01:30 p.m.

Directions: Graphite Arts Center. 202a Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Sketcher Fest Artist

David Chamness is a licensed architect and an active member of Seattle Urban Sketchers since 2012. David has been sketching / watercolor painting for the last 35-plus years around the Pacific Northwest and on his travels abroad. He was a guest artist at last year’s Sketcher Fest Edmonds and was an instructor for the Seattle 10 x 10 series. David is a native Washingtonian and has lived with family in Shoreline for the past 30 years. His other passion is soccer while supporting Seattle Sounders FC and following Arsenal FC from afar.

IG: dchammy. Blog: chamnessdrawpaint.blogspot.com