What I drew this week

Not very much. And a little bit of everything.

One quick , almost abstract watercolor sketch on a hike in the hills around San Jose.

One vintage sign for Cambrian Park Plaza which was built in the 1950s.

And two donuts (doughnuts?) with sprinkles and a coffee. It’s hard to tell with this image, but I am loving two new(ish) additions to my sketching kit: a white china marker I’m using to add back some of the finer highlights I miss when I sketch this loose. And a blue Stabilo pencil that adds just that last bit of definition and depth I need. I’d love to be able to work in my darkest darks in my wash, but when I don’t, I find that having the pencil to add them in with keeps me from overworking my piece. And the blue is fun and alive.

It’s a very rainy week ahead, so I’m going to be drawing a lot indoors.
If you’re stuck inside like I am, it’s a great week to take an online class on Craftsy called ‘Sketching People in Motion’ with Marc Taro Holmes. Marc is a great teacher, and he shares lots of tips and tricks to get you sketching people. If you’re interested in the class, use this link and you’ll get $15 off the class. http://www.craftsy.com/ext/Taro-Holmes_5018601-4948-1412630463386_F5

Happy Sketching!

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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17 Responses to What I drew this week

  1. Your work is outstanding! Always blows me away…. I need to spend a little more time browsing your blog; SO inspirational! – Deb

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  2. Diane says:

    LOVE those donuts!!


  3. barbfreda says:

    Love the donuts…the link is only showing $10 off…I have tried a couple of times…would love the extra $5 off!

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  4. Inese Poga Art Gallery says:

    Genuinely beautiful sketches! I like all of them, I think hills are very good.


  5. Fabio says:

    Super art, as always! 🙂

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  6. I love the donuts Suhita! You’re right, the blue pencil adds great depth to this. And you’ll love Marc’s class. I just watched it this week. It’s excellent.


  7. Margaret Hunt says:

    Great sketches. Love the juicy colors!!


  8. Love the donuts! I also recommend Marc’s class; taking it now as people in motion are my nemesis!


  9. Gabriella says:

    Great stuff! I like the donuts too and the colors of the shadows.


  10. Shobha says:

    Loved the SJ hills. Reminds me of Japanese paintings.


  11. msleeeee says:

    I love your watercolors! Would you consider doing a class too?


  12. Showing your drawings to my 7 yr old daughter, who loves to draw! Hoping she gets inspired to try something other than imaginary free art….


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