Usk 2017 Part 8: Farewell Chicago!

Five days in the city, and I’d never been as far as the river (which was only a 10 minute  walk north of my hotel). So when the Symposium was done, that’s where  I headed.

This is Marina City, but I like it’s nickname, corn-cob building, better. You know you have a really good friend when they don’t even sketch but will sit with you on pavements all over the city for hours while you sketch. My friend Madhavi hung out with me for most of the sketching I did after the symposium. She brought me tea and coffee and chatted while I drew away. And me? I forgot to take even one photo of us together. Good thing we’re friends since Pre-Kindergarten and everything goes 🙂

This water tower was constructed in 1869 as part of Chicago’s waterworks and is one of very few buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1871. Horse carriages stood in front, waiting for tourists.

Also on the waterfront, The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower.

And finally, the view looking the other way, sitting just under Tribune Tower, looking south across the river.

And that’s it from Chicago for me. As always, I come home inspired and full of ideas to try out.

All posts are here. Post #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,and 7 are here.
Thanks for coming along on the journey.

Back to everyday sketches soon!


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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9 Responses to Usk 2017 Part 8: Farewell Chicago!

  1. Hytoons says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


  2. Suhita, you’ve captured the excitement of Chicago. Do you ever take the on site sketches and paint more detailed images of them later?

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  3. Susan Wilson says:

    I loved the series Suhita. They just got more and more interesting. I particularly enjoyed the looseness of the last two. A great series of sketches.

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    • Thanks Susan! Don’t you fee like this about any set of sketches from travels ot a new place: I feel like it takes me 5-7 days to ‘hit my stride’ and start seeing my new landscape well… and sadly, that’s about when it’s time to head home 🙂


  4. miatagrrl says:

    Wonderful series, as always, Suhita! Although I’m always sad to see a symposium end, I really look forward to this part — reliving it all every time someone posts their sketches in the weeks after!

    – Tina

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  5. Beautiful renderings of the city!


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