Chinatown, San Francisco

A few sketches from a day spent with Laurie Wigham and Cathy McAuliffe. We seem to meet way too often just to figure out local sketching events, so this time we decided to make some time for sketching in the day, and I wanted to draw some old signs in Chinatown, San Francisco.

My first sketch of the day never got finished. I started it while waiting for Laurie and Cathy and thought I might finish it later, not on location. It hasn’t happened yet.


Next up, Jackson Street, as fun to sketch as just about any street in Chinatown. That’s the Peninsula Seafood Restaurant sign on the right with the neat arrow.

This is the newly restored Li Po sign.

And a wonderful little alley I’ve forgotten the name to.

I should go back to sketch there soon. It takes a few sketches in a new environment before the eye (and the color palette) settles down, and I felt like I just started to scratch the surface of where I wanted to go with this last piece.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Chinatown, San Francisco

  1. johnahancock says:

    I always like watching a fellow sketcher’s process of exploring a visual experience … perhaps a relic from my old days as a college prof.

    Nice work!


  2. Don McNulty says:

    I always admire and enjoy your art.

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  3. tangosbaking says:

    Beautiful! 😊❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Such energy! Please go back!

    Liked by 1 person

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