Mixing it up

I’ve been playing with mixing up my line, and working with multiple mark-making tools to create contrast. It’s fun to decide what to go with: Drawing moving people? Let’s go with the brush pen, it allows for loose, gestural line. And for the inanimate bits of my composition? How about a really fine line, for contrast.


And with almost everything I draw, the people go in first, because they just aren’t going to hang around that long. So here’s how I built this one up before adding color.


More experiments with the same idea. los_gatos_mix_up_2_1los_gatos_mix_up_2_final



Pens I’m using (you can see them all, though not very clearly, in the first photograph):
For my gestural line, mostly used on the people: Pentel Brush pen and Sailor Fude Pen
For my finer, more rigid line: Lamy Safari and Carbon Platinum Pen

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Mixing it up

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I love seeing the process steps! So informative — like a tiny window into your brain! Thanks!



  2. Viktoria says:

    Your work is just endlessly inspiring! Love seeing the process, very educational.


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