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 the tea when she visited. And when I need beautiful cups and saucers to sketch, I borrow them from Bruce and Brenda who sell them on Ebay. 
My morning chai and biscuit. In a Homer Laughlin Admiral Cup & Saucer.

And these brilliantly colored radishes I pulled out a little too early from my backyard vegetable patch. They are Early Scarlet Globe radishes. I think I grow radishes JUST for their color. It’s great to see their ruby bulbs pushing out of the dark dirt.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Little Sketches

  1. bill pepper says:

    These are lovely, a celebration of watercolour.


  2. Myra Patin says:

    Love your sketches. And your radishes are good enough to eat!
    Question: What type of paper are you using? And I see colored pencils in your photo. Do you sketch in colored pencil then paint. Or do you sketch in regular pencil and then highlight in colored pencil after you paint? Would be interesting to see photos of your paintings through the various stages.
    Thanks, Myra


    • Myra, I sketch in a Stillman & Birn Beta book most of the time. I rarely use colored pencils, because most of my linework is with a Sharpie pen( see my older blogposts) , but for these little pieces, I did a lot more pencil work. Yes, I sketched with colored pencil, very lightly, and then added some detailing over the watercolor with it. I’ll try and record a piece in stages as I make it, I often mean to but get so lost in my piece that I forget to break and take photos 🙂


  3. Melissa says:

    A departure from your usual pen work–I like both styles. The intensity of color and the shadows in these are great.


  4. Mari says:

    Reblogged this on Marí Photography Studio Blog and commented:
    Check out the beautiful watercolors of Suhita on her blog “Sketch Away” 🙂


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