Western Appliance and Capri Motel

I’d love to say I was experimenting with a new technique here. Actually, I didn’t realize that my brush pen had water-soluble ink in it. Coloring over my linework made for an ‘interesting’ effect 🙂

vintage_sign_westernappliance2Here’s another quick sketch of that same sign. When it was erected in 1962, were three  flashing orbs on the top of the sign’s spires but they were removed when they proved to be a distraction for planes flying in to the nearby San Jose airport.
vintage_sign_westernappliance_finished2I’ve driven by this Capri Motel sign before. It looks so sad to me, I don’t want to sketch it. This time I did sketch it from a distance: as the sad, forlorn sign.
vintage_caprihotelMore of my sketches of Vintage Signs here on flickr.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Western Appliance and Capri Motel

  1. Reblogged this on hebrideanpostcards and commented:
    Super shapes. Inspiring work.


  2. anne says:

    Really appreciate being able to see your flickr page, too, and your occasional photo beside your sketch. Your artist’s eye shows, thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Just found your blog. Great work!


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