India 2019: Sketching and Food

Sketching and food go hand in hand for me: I don’t draw my food often, but it’s often deeply tied to drawing on location, especially in India.

I love this pink barber shop at Padel. They’re always full, the haircuts are pretty snazzy and best of all, every time I sketch there, ( I just ask if I can sit down and draw.) I get a treat, and so does everyone else in the shop. Once it was ice-cold Thums Up. A one-liter bottle arrived and all of us that were in the shop got a little cup of it.
The next day, I went back and sketched again. This time we all got Vada Pao.
This is the real thing.

While I  sketched this really sweet lady while she cleaned up a portion of little clams called khube and she gave me a recipe for them. Her husband in the background made brooms from coconut palm fronds.

While sketching this little grocer’s store, a cutting chai arrived, courtesy of the owner.

And these two ladies cleaned up two servings of little shrimp (so much more tasty than giant prawns) while we chatted. I sketched quickly to try and get done before they were done, but they are fast! The shrimp? So good with a Bira beer.

More posts from that India trip coming up. If you missed the first two, they’re here:
People in Airports
Kid’s Art Camp

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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9 Responses to India 2019: Sketching and Food

  1. Blogs-R-Us says:

    Amazing details. Looking at the vada pav and thinking of the cutting chai, made me envy you. I am hungry now..!!

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  2. So much vibrant color and life expressed in these sketches. Suhita, you are an excellent urban artist.

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  3. Really nice sketches of India!!

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  4. Gome says:

    Hi, these are awesome. Just discovered you through urban sketchers. How long do you take to draw these normally?

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  5. tangosbaking says:

    OMG 😮 your sketches are amazing!! Love the colours and details in them! ❤️


  6. Harry says:

    Such good work! And that vada is giving me nostalgia!!

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