Daily Sketching and Inspiration

With sketching everyday, I’m not looking so much for inspiration on what to sketch. Just anything that is in my daily life that catches my eye will do-it’s only a little sketch after all.  But last week was especially challenging because I was sick and didn’t get out much and I so like to sketch outside.

Looking back at some of what I drew, it’s interesting how many things I’m working on and thinking about come together even in the littlest sketch. The photograph I worked from for the sketch below is taken by a friend in Goa, India. It’s the monsoon season in Goa and I very much miss being there, so this Goan house was perfect to draw. besides, I was really inspired to draw a building after watching the first ( just released!) lesson in Liz Steel’s SketchingNow Buildings class. And a lot of the process I used- painting in the sky first as a shape, working on the building as volume before moving to line- are totally inspired by the lesson.
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Also in ‘drawn during a sick week’, figures  and flowers, both from magazines. I’ll take drawing form life over a photograph any day, but a photo sketch is better than no sketch!
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My daughter working at her homework. Nib pen and watercolor. I’m posting a bunch of in-progress shots this week since some of you asked how I work with watercolor and a nib pen. The bit you can’t see here is that I hold a brush in my left hand, dip it into the color I want in my watercolor palette and brush it onto my dip pen as I go along.pen_ink

The cats. Sleeping.
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And a bright hand painted mug with chai.
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That’s it for last week in small sketches. Hoping to get out and sketch this week, while it still sunny summer-like weather.

 

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Daily Sketching and Inspiration

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  3. Meredith Davies says:

    So delightful!

    I love your work and am enjoying your Craftsy sketching people course. You make it look so easy!

    Thanks Meredith

    On 12 Sep 2016 16:04, “Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook” wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “With sketching everyday, I’m not looking so much > for inspiration on what to sketch. Just anything that is in my daily life > that catches my eye will do-it’s only a little sketch after all. But last > week was especially challenging because I was sick and di” >

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  4. Really like the painterly quality of the one of your daughter doing her homework! So loose and expressive.

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  5. D. Abreu says:

    Aahh Suhita, I love your sketches and I always feel inspired by your dedication.

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