Last week’s little sketches

Sketches from the little books I’ve been carrying around everywhere so that I draw whenever I have the time. This week was lots of little family sketches. My husband and kids are pretty good sports: I draw them over and over, and they don’t complain (much!).

Luckily for me, one of my kids just took up a new sport, baseball. So now I have something new to draw and try to understand. This week I just tried studying the batter. It’s interesting to see all the different ways the little kids grip the bat and how they shift their weight as they get ready to swing.

And here’s more eclectic pages from the week. Some notes and studies on proportion, a quick brushpen sketch of my daughter playing the violin. A study of a rose for an illustration project, a beautiful house in Gilroy, and a sketch by the Campbell water tower.

A few quick gesture sketches from figure drawing for the week.
I just love charcoal. Messy, warm, human, soft, bold and so much more. All at the same time. Happy Monday. Getting some drawing done this week?



About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Last week’s little sketches

  1. Harold Goldfus says:

    Great variety here. Thanks for posting them.Next time you go to a baseball game, take a look at the catchers. With all their protective gear and facemasks, they remind me of modern day gladiators. 🙂


    • I will, Harold: one position at a time, baseball is new to me, I think of it as a comical, strange form of cricket, so I’m going to have to go slow at this and look at each new thing one by one… looks like the kid loves the game so I’ll have plenty of time for observation


  2. Wow – captivating sketches 🙂



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