Tinted paper, Accordion Folds

I bought a large roll of tinted paper for my weekly figure study session, and I folded some of it into little accordion-folded sheets to carry around in my sketchbook. This was the first one I used last week. Today, I filled another accordion fold with sketches over coffee. I love drawing crowded, busy places. But it’s hard to find a crowd in my quiet suburban neighborhood.

My local grocery store sees a fair amount of foot traffic, though. So I parked myself and my coffee at a table with a good view for about 45 minutes and filled in both sides of my accordion fold. I wish I’d left the sky out on the top piece. It’s too much of a distraction. grey_book_almaden_center1grey_book_almaden_center

I used brushpen and fountain pen with black carbon ink, white crayon and colored pencils. Here are some closeups.


grey_people_closeup2Did I mention I’m teaching a workshop at the 6th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Singapore this July? Come draw people and crowds in Singapore with me, it will be fun. More details coming very soon… But early registration is now open!

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Tinted paper, Accordion Folds

  1. Kirk Whiteside says:

    Nice! Looks like busy 45 minutes.


  2. Margaret Hunt says:

    Love it. What a great idea. I go into the KROGERS Starbucks looking for victims to sketch but its always empty. Never thought to look out the window. I will!!! Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Margaret Hunt says:

    Congratulations on the Singapore gig. Too bad my niece isn’t living there still. I would go. Otherwise its a two day flight from here. 😜


  4. anne says:

    Thanks for your continued ideas for supplies. I’m always impressed by how you can grab the moment, too!


  5. carmeling says:

    Brilliant….best ever!


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