Winter Concerts

End of year is also concert season for the kids. These first sketches are from a recital that my daughter’s violin teacher holds every holiday season. It was a small, intimate setting, so I didn’t pull out my watercolors. A pen, a rainbow pencil and my small sketchbook were all I had with me.
k_concert4But these next few sketches are from the big school recital where the stage held atleast 150 students at any point.  I had front-row seats because I was (for once!) early. So I pulled out my watercolors and sketched. Not my usual ink, this one is watersoluble. And when you spill your little container of water across the page ( like I did in sketch #3), it makes a big mess.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to Winter Concerts

  1. Grace Haverty says:

    Beautiful. I too sketch at the Phoenix Symphony, but only with pen or pencil. grace


  2. Merry Christmas Suhita! I’m looking forward to your India sketches now.

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  3. Phoebe Wilson says:

    These are so lovely (and lively!) Suhita. Sketching during concerts is magical.
    Could I ask what pen (or brush pen) you used? The variation in your line width is phenomenal.
    And happiest of holidays to you!

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    • Phoebe, that’s neither a brush nor a brushpen it’s the Sailor Bent Nib pen ( google it, it’s on amazon and on and is 10ish bucks and a totally fantastic pen. It tales practice to learn to control it, but once you get there it’s really versatile, I love the line.


  4. Lee Kline says:

    Love how you portrayed the conductor! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Suhita!


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