Back in Mexico City , Part 2

More from Mexico City. Food first, as always… Sanborns is a local chain where the servers wear the strangest cape/collar. Worn over a blouse and skirt, it looks like a a mashup of traditional  mexican garb and Star Trek. The coffee cups match the theme of the restaurant: the one I visited is in a gorgeous blue-tiled building called Casa de los Azulejos.


This is Santo Domingo Church, just off the main square. Smaller than the main church, but lovelier, I think, more human-scaled.

Here’s a random drawing of a giant succulent. Sketched when taking a break in an outside courtyard at the National Museum of Anthropology . 

The museum is vast and you could sketch there forever…I did just a few quick line drawings before I decided to wander, and take in as much of the beautiful work as I could that day…

Street vendors are one of my favorite subjects to draw. Sometimes, they just move too fast for me. This taco seller on his bicycle saw me start to sketch, handed me his business card (never forget to carry a card!) and then packed up in a jiffy and moved on.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is the brightest gold and orange colored dome you’ve seen, but this street vendors snacks outdid the brightness of the dome in their neon-ness. The actual color of some of those snacks? Opera Rose. No kidding. And yes, that’s a fugitive color. So next time I travel to Mexico I’ll carry some Quin Lilac with me. mexcity_brightsnacks

This icecream man almost outshone those neon snacks with his rainbow-colored cones…

That’s it from Mexico City. Next, we head to San Miguel Allende.

Part 1 of my Mexico City post is here.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Back in Mexico City , Part 2

  1. rhodadraws says:

    Yes, street vendors are great subjects. And your depiction of colorful food is making my mouth water. Looking forward o seeing your SMA sketches!

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  2. Bernadette says:

    Love your figure drawings…so spontaneous and full of life. Thanks too for the descriptives you include. The taco seller is the best little inside story! It looks like you truly enjoy the sights and sketching them. I appreciate your posts. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hello Suhita, Impatiently waiting to see your sketches in San Miguel de Allende. I spent 6 weeks there two years ago and just loved the place. Have fun ! Diane

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