Sketchcrawl on MAX Yellow Line

Alanna organized an impromptu sketchcrawl on Saturday.  I had a busy day planned and wasn't feeling that great, but really wanted to go.  I made it through a few stops, Colin brought his daughter who showed great fortitude on such a chilly morning, and we had a surprise new participant show up which was awesome. I drew feet as we rode on the train, and then we arrived at Union Station where obviously I was having trouble focusing on any one thing...

Portland Sketchcrawl - Hopping off the MAX Yellow Line

We got a good view of the grain elevator structures from Rose Quarter station. Along with the Kuretake Brush Writer in light gray which I recent reviewed for Pen Addict, I used Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia ink for this sketch, which is more of a warm gray than an actual sepia.  I'm still sketching with the ink sample that came in by way of Goulet Pen's "Ink Drop" monthly ink sample club.  While I wish this ink was a little more sepia and a little less gray, in the end I'm repeatedly choosing to sketch with this ink so apparently I like it.  Today I gave in and ordered a full bottle.

Portland Sketchcrawl - Hopping off the MAX Yellow Line

Albina/Mississippi Station is surrounded by great views.  I tried to catch the Fremont Bridge. This is with Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia and the Brush Writer again.

Portland Sketchcrawl - Hopping off the MAX Yellow Line

Overlook Park Station actually didn't offer an "overlook" from the station itself, so I sketched Tony sketching.  This is lovely Diamine Red Dragon ink (another Goulet Pens Ink Drop sample) in a Lamy Safari... but I topped up the cartridge with some J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie which is probably starting to affect the color by adding a slight orange tone.

Portland Sketchcrawl - Hopping off the MAX Yellow Line

Then I skipped ahead to Kenton.  This was sketched through a window from Kenton Station, where I had a sandwich for lunch and our server was charismatic.

Portland Sketchcrawl - Hopping off the MAX Yellow Line