Author Archives: Suhita Shirodkar

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.

Sketching often

I tend to be a binge-sketcher. I’ll go for a week or two with barely a page in my sketchbook and then binge-sketch over a weekend or when I travel. I’m trying to change that and sketch more of the … Continue reading

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Disneyland

Here are my sketches from 2 days in Disneyland: my first trip ever. If you are a Disneyland fan, I hope these recall many fun experiences you’ve had. And if you’re like me and never did enjoy rides ( but … Continue reading

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A watercolor portrait in steps: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Come fall, and the requests for watercolor portraits start pouring in. I am always amazed at how organized people are about getting their holiday shopping done so early in the year. I just worked on this piece of a pair … Continue reading

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Art Box San Jose. A Public Art project

When I first saw beautiful artwork popping up on utility boxes all over the city of San Jose, I knew I wanted to paint a box myself . So I got in touch with Cherri of ArtBox San Jose, and … Continue reading

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Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, and back…

From the porch of the Grand Teton Lodge. Doesn’t get more classic than that. My favorite peak of the range? Grand Teton Peak, not the tallest of them, but the most ragged and distinctive one.  A rare only-watercolor-no-line sketch for … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park

Sometimes I see things two ways. So I try to record both impressions, like I did at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic geyser. At first all I see is a vista crowded with people, all watching a geyser … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City

An end of summer trip.  On our way to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. First stop: Salt Lake City. The sky is really blue, the summer is super hot and the people are so nice. We spent our day … Continue reading

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Barcelona: Part 2 of 2

More Barcelona sketches. Walking the narrow alleyways of Barri Gotic is like something out of a dream. Little boutique stores with colorful clothes and accessories juxtaposed against the medieval stone walls and cobbled streets. Barcelona does that so well: the … Continue reading

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Barcelona: Part 1 of 2

I spent the most amazing 5 days in Barcelona as official correspondent for the 4th Urban Sketchers Symposium. You can see reportage sketches by me and my co-correspondent Lapin here. Here are some of my other sketches and impressions from the … Continue reading

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Montavlo Art Center

Does this ever happen to you: You live someplace for years, think you know the place you live in pretty well, then you end up somewhere, not far from home, just by chance, and you wonder: how could I NOT … Continue reading

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