Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario
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Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario

Gabriel Campanario illustrates life in the Puget Sound region. He has been living and drawing in Seattle since 2006. He's a Seattle Times artist, founder of Urban Sketchers nonprofit, Spaniard, husband and father.

SketcherCasting the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest

Last week's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course will go down in history for many reasons: the dramatic ending with Dustin Johnson's three-putt on the 18th hole; the controversy about greens that some players compared to broccoli; the victory by 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, the youngest player to win the championship since 1923; and one...

Think your commute is rough? This guy kayaks, runs and bikes

Sketched June 9, 2015 Forget the traffic on the floating bridges. When the good weather rolls around, you may consider Kirkland resident Doug Ichikawa’s unique “triathlon commute.” He kayaks, runs and bikes between his home near Juanita Bay and his office in the U-District. The commute time is about an hour each way and breaks...

Cruise ship’s crew keeps it all afloat

Sketched June 1, 2015 With 192 cruises scheduled out of Seattle this year, a scene similar to what I saw recently at Pier 91 repeats almost daily throughout the summer. Cruise ship baker Allan Isuela and his crew were rushing to make hundreds of bread rolls down in the galleys and casino manager Stoyan Stefanov...

Bonding over English lessons at Atlantic Street Family Center

Sketched May 20, 2015 Newspaper columnists sometimes get a lot of grief from unhappy readers. Not me! I can hardly complain. After I shared the sketches from my naturalization ceremony earlier in the month, my inbox filled up with warm congratulatory messages from both American and foreign-born readers. To all of you, thank you for...

Sunday morning at Bothell Country Village

Sketched May 17, 2015 The Country Village is a charming outdoor mall in Bothell fashioned like a town from the Old West. Most of the Seattle urban sketchers I joined here for some sketching Sunday morning had never visited this unique shopping center, but they seemed pleased with the eclectic array of subject matter crying...

Tower balances order and chaos

Sketched May 12, 2015 It’s not just my sketch that makes the windows of this soon-to-open South Lake Union office tower look like they’re different sizes — the window widths vary in real life, too. At first, I didn’t know what to make of the hodgepodge. But looking at it closely, I found the order...