Finger-painting, Ed Emberley-style

Don’t know how it happened, but last week I found myself without a paintbrush in my bag. Paints, pens, water, sketchbook: yes. paintbrush: No. Oops. I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to sketch, so fingerpainting it was.

Here are a couple a couple of my finger-painted sketches:

Quick little studies at my son’s soccer practice. It is fun to paint like Ed Emberley!

Sketching at In-N-Out Burger turned out to be perfect for finger-painting. You have to keep the colors pretty simple if you fingerpaint: no subtle shades, no wet-in-wet mixes. The basic yellow-red color scheme here worked well for that.


I had fun with these, and I noticed that people watching me paint were VERY amused to see me muck around my paints with my fingers.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Finger-painting, Ed Emberley-style

  1. Melissa says:

    This cracked me up! Bravo for not allowing circumstances to defeat you–and bravo on the paintings–they’re great!

  2. I love your work…Updated the Brookly Bridge as my cover page on FB…:)…I do ink and watercolor too!!

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