In getting ready for the upcoming workshop at SAM I studied Mark Tobey's Pike Place market sketches and used them as an inspiration to try a different approach to sketching. Mark Tobey worked on newsprint and used watercolor and gouache. You can see his limited palette and use of a lot of white in some of his sketches. I see a lot of pattern and rhythm to his work. He ignores perspective, but you do get a sense of depth by location of objects in relation to each other in space and size. With that in mind I made a attempt to sketch using some of those ideas. It is hard not to draw using what you know of perspective. I think you have to get beyond the mindset of realism and look for geometries, patterns get the essence and feeling and vibrancy of the place. I used brown sketch paper, ink lines, watercolor and white chalk.