What to do at an Art Show

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to be a part of an Art Show, called “ColorFest” ( my very first show)  at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. While that was exciting in itself, I just couldn’t stand at my booth for 4 hours and smile. So I decided to do little “5 minute sketches” for anyone who wanted one. It was a lot of fun, and I got to chat with some really interesting people too.

Here are a few that I had the presence of mind to photograph before they were gone:





About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to What to do at an Art Show

  1. sreelu says:

    Beautiful sketches


  2. Kris Wiltse says:

    Wonderful sketches! Love the quality of line with the loose wash. Neat flags around your table too!


  3. David Mahlow says:

    Great idea. At the few art shows I’ve done, I always create rather than just sit and smile. It draws people in with curiosity. And, if nothing sells, I never see it as a waste of time!


  4. Timaree says:

    Wow, that’s brave of you! I’ve learned to draw some things quickly but faces are hard for me (especially the darn noses) and I couldn’t get anywhere in 5 minutes. I think it’d be a good exercise in drawing to try it though.


    • Timaree, the trick to drawing a nose is to draw very little of it, just indicate it with light and shade in watercolor! And I’ve found that people are pretty forgiving about my getting a close resemblance:) But try it, it’s fun to see what choices you make when you work very quick. I find it keeps my work spontaneous.


  5. Marlene Lee says:

    What a grand idea….love those portraits!


  6. Shubhangi says:

    Wow! What a great idea, and such great sketches!


  7. Claire says:

    What a great idea for practice too!


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