Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Back in Sunny Seattle

I was so happy this morning to join Seattle Urban Sketchers on the waterfront at the University of Washington Seattle campus!  A beautiful, sunny summer day, I sketched the Conibear Shell House designed by amazing architect and friend Bob Hull.  As I sat and counted bays, counted windows, studied the relationships of various elements (drawing something makes you look so closely!), I felt as if I could see Bob's design intent and understand a bit of his genius.

This was an amazing summer of the next few weeks, I'll be posting sketches and photos of Italy (sketching in Venice with Marc Taro Holmes, teaching the DRAW CIVITA workshop in Civita di Bagnoregio, then Rome), Holland, then off to Asia for the Urban Sketchers symposium in Singapore (where I gave a lecture and got to sketch with such talented folks!), followed by adventure sketching with a large group in Cambodia at Angkor Wat, ending with 5 days in Bangkok, Thailand.  I am so grateful to have these incredible opportunities to travel and learn about what I see through sketching.

Sunny morning at the University of Washington's Conibear Shell House, home
to the famous UW rowers...
Next week, I'll be in Colorado to film my upcoming Craftsy online class called "Perspective for Sketchers"...
...stay tuned!  Lots of sketches to follow~


  1. Stephanie, your sketches are beautiful! I'm a beginner at urban sketching, and I NEED your class on perspective-can't wait!

    1. Hi jgr,
      thanks so much for your kind comment! The Craftsy class will be precisely for beginning sketchers, so I hope you will find it helpful!