The end of the rain?

When it’s 85 degrees, sunny and cloudless, anything seems possible, but this is April, so you never know when the rain will be back. But it’s fun to capture drippy skies with watercolor.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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14 Responses to The end of the rain?

  1. lynn Roselli says:

    Love the looseness of this sketch! I know sunny days in April are rare and sometimes far in-between. Enjoy!

  2. JOAN CLARKE says:


  3. LindaT says:

    Your sketches continue to amaze and delight!

  4. ben says:

    nice Suhita….i’ve got to get my watercolors going again. recently i have been using a small number of brush pens, which have greater convenience but not the versatility of watercolor…..Ben

    • ben, i carry a tiny watercolor kit everywhere- the nice thing about combining watercolor and sketching is that i never feel pressured to do a full-blown, watercolor-only piece- most of the time it’s just dabs of color on a pen and ink sketch… you could use the pens like that too…

      • ben says:

        what brand and model of watercolors do you use? i’d love a suggestion on a small travel set….

      • i carry a windsor and newton artists colors travel pack. but over time, i’ve changed out some of the colors..i just fill in the pans as they empty out with colors from tubes.

  5. Alex Tan says:

    absolutely lovely =) beautiful work

  6. Dan says:

    I love this one! Love the drips and the blending of the midtone colors – so unique and so beautiful.

  7. nancy t says:

    This piece captures the atmosphere perfectly! nancy

  8. Arun Jackson Venugopal says:

    This is great. I’ve always enjoyed your sketches, but I especially like work that’s all black-grey and inky, with just a touch of color.

  9. Anjali says:

    I love your work. It is amazingly spontaneous. The MOMA perspective is unique. Indoors or outdoors, you are a master!

    Tell me, do you sketch with pen and ink and then colour afterwards, or everything is on the location? Do they let you use water everywhere, in all those museums?

    • Anjali, i work completely on location. I find it to be more spontaneous and a better observed piece that way. And yes, I carry water into museums, but it’s probably not wise. I got told off at the MOMA for splashing around with my watercolors. Usually the guards turn a blind eye, though…
      it’s pen and ink first for me, then the color. For me, line creates the puzzle, the rhythm, the madness, and color clarifies things.

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