Author Archives: Suhita Shirodkar

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.

More vintage signs in San Jose

To those of you that wrote in and told me about signs I must sketch in the South Bay, thank you! Here are a few recent sketches, most from your suggestions. Cambrian Park Plaza with it’s charming carousel. The Plaza … Continue reading

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Little Sketches

It’s been a week of little sketches for me: teacups and biscuits, and the first harvest from my backyard garden: 2 miniscule radishes. Orange Cinnamon Spice Tea, all the way from Seattle. In a Georges Briard Peony teacup. My friend Gail brought me … Continue reading

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Winter Beach Weekend

A winter weekend at the beach. Pismo , California. There’s the food: People line up for the fish tacos and clam chowder at Splash Cafe. They’re worth the wait. My kids and I polished off a rack of ribs at … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything

Sometimes I look at what I’ve been sketching for a while, and there’s a thread that holds it together. This isn’t one of those times. So here’s a post of random sketches from the last couple of weeks. School is … Continue reading

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Of Dry Cleaners and Felafel Joints

When you sketch a place – a view, a street, a monument – you get to know it so well. The light, the textures, the colors, all the stuff you would miss if you weren’t looking so deeply. So it’s … Continue reading

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Pinewood Derby Day

My son is a Tiger Scout this year, so we built our very first Pinewood Derby car and took it to the races today. It was a really fun, high energy event, which made it perfect for sketching. There’s so … Continue reading

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Desert Landscapes

Until last week, the word ‘desert’ conjured up for me a huge barren landscape with not much to see. My week in Joshua Tree National Park, Sedona and Tuscon wiped that image out of my mind completely. What a strange, … Continue reading

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Talking shop on parkablogs.com

When I need my fix of ‘talking shop’, I head over to Parkablogs to drool over artists’s tools: their nib pens and their obsessions with a particular color of ink, their favorite papers and sketchbooks. Parka takes a look into … Continue reading

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People

Sometimes I sketch a street, a building, something from the urban landscape around me. And it just doesn’t look right. Usually what I missing is the people. People passing by, crowds, the lone person making their way down an alley- … Continue reading

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More kid sketches.

There’s no better place to sketch kids than the Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose. My favorite exhibits are the simple ones: the floating ball machine that fascinates little kids and the pinscreen full of soft-edged pins you can make handprints … Continue reading

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