Beach Day

At Capitola beach on what turned out to be a super hot Saturday. Perfect people sketching weather with lots of sunbathers.

Little people studies are my warm-up. It’s amazing how many of these sunbathers were on their phones.capitola_0_beach

Its not always possible to start with a page of people studies, but when I can, I do: I don’t always draw the same people or poses into my sketches, so I’m not sure what it is: maybe it just takes a little while to ‘see’ well enough to compose a sketch?

This next sketch is done standing at the water’s edge, looking down the beach. Feet in cold water, and the sun on my back. A good place to draw.


On the pier, where people spend hours casting their lines. These guys caught a couple of small mackerel.


And this guy caught a really big halibut but didn’t know how to clean it…


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Beach Day

  1. Grace says:

    Love your work. Are you applying the paint at the spot?


  2. Carl says:

    Nice! I love sketching people!


  3. Olga says:

    so good and kind))))


  4. shobha says:

    Liked the composition of the people on the beach, and the halibut fisherman too.


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