Author Archives: Suhita Shirodkar

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.

Where’s the color?

If you’ve seen my sketches before, you know I love color. But lately, I’ve been deliberately putting aside color every once in a while. I’m hoping it’ll help me focus more on value, something that often gets lost in my … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A few quick sketches at Runnymede Sculpture Farm

Isn’t it amazing how you can live someplace for years and not know of incredible places right in your backyard? I discovered one of those a couple of weeks ago in Runnymede Sculpture Farm when Cathy McAuliffe  invited the local sketchers group to … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, How to, Silicon Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

One last post from Brazil

One last post from Brazil. This one’s a little bit of a hodge-podge. Remembered bits and pieces, single-image memories, one long, sketch-filled day in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio and well, more bits and pieces… Coming to Rio after … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, Brazil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Never Fear the People: A Workshop in Paraty (and a free download)

Teaching at the 5th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil was an incredible experience. The diverse mix of attendees, their shared passion for urban sketching, and a beautiful city made for a dream mix. Add in some rain, trekking across the … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, How to | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Paraty’s churches

Paraty is a little town, with only a handful of churches. Here are 4 I sketched over my stay. The Santa Rita church, the oldest one in the city. Drawings buildings is fun, but add in a scaffolding and a guy wheeling a … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Paraty by the Sea

In Paraty, you never forget you are by the sea. There are, of course, the colorful fishing boats (which I  sketched a lot ). And then there is this fascinating flooding of the city. Paraty was designed so that the streets are flooded by the … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The streets of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The streets in the historic part of Paraty are narrow, roughly cobbled and lined with whitewashed houses on both sides. The uniform white of these houses is broken by their colorful doors and windows and terracotta roofs. I sketched them over and … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments