Catch ’em before they’re gone

I’ve sketched the Burbank Theater before, but every time I drive past it I want to sketch it again, because it will be gone one day, very soon: you can see it in the boarded up windows and the dilapidated marquee. It still looks lovely, especially in the evening light.

vintage_burbank

Another fun little sign from not too far away: This backwards-Z shaped sign for The Bears, a dive bar and cocktail lounge on West San Carlos Street. vintage_thebears

And finally, from that same evening of sketching, a very quick sunset sketch of The Western Appliance sign.
vintage_western_sunset

The more beautiful the light, the more fleeting it is, and by the time I was halfway through this sketch I was painting in the dark.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Catch ’em before they’re gone

  1. Lee Kline says:

    Thanks, again, Suhita. I’m inspired to give our old signs around here another try. Stand by…

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  2. Audrey Rust says:

    I always love the signs, but the Western Appliance one maybe my favorite. Thank you.

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