Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply: Just the name takes you back to another era. And my sketches barely scratch the surface of this magical place. (I am going to have to go back and sketch the interior of this store soon.)

The storefront is complete with a ranch-style entrance and a horse-on-wheels that gets pulled to the front of the curb everyday.

And in the parking lot was this beautiful truck. There’s nothing I love more for a fast sketch than the brushpen. It makes every sketch (even a truck!) gestural and about big shapes: no messing around with little details when I’m brush-penning. vintage_downtown_feed_truck

As always, drop me a line if you know of any vintage signs in the Bay Area that I should sketch! I’m adding them to a growing collection here.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

  1. Your sketch of that truck is a real beauty. It has a personality. I especially love that front wheel and fender.. And of course the type on the doors. I still say you need to put these all in a book Suhita.


  2. miatagrrl says:

    I love my brush pens for the same reason! And you are an amazing master of the brush pen!

    – Tina


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