The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping my sketchbook. When I can feel the wind I can paint it… There goes my chance of ever being a studio painter!

This second sketch of El Castillo, the main building was made from a sunny spot, sheltered from the wind. And while it has so much more detail than that first sketch, I know it won’t take me back to that spot like the first one will.

I always carry a bunch of books around, because you never know when everyone in the family is going to want to draw! Even if the sketching bug was only for very short bits of our trip, it was fun while it lasted.

One last sketch for the day. My gigantic glass of agua fresca de Jamaica, at the end of the afternoon.

More from the Yucatan, coming soon.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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1 Response to The ruins at Tulum

  1. cdumaine1 says:

    Lovely sketches (as usual!), Suhita. I also was at Tulum (just last week) and did some sketches, though my ones of Tulum at not finished. I have others (Playa del Carmen, mainly) from the trip on my blog but I must say your sketching style continues to be an inspiration for me.


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