Ordinary Things

Back from the Usk Symposium a month ago. This is my first sketch back home. It’s my morning chai, one of the things I miss the most when I travel. You just can’t make a good chai without a gas burner. Playing with a new sketchbook and a really fun new paintset.

Back to my local coffeeshop, sketching everyday stuff. Brushpen, Watercolor, and a new travel brush.

Last weekend of summer break. At the pool. I’m glad I write all over my sketches, because there’s no way I’d remember, other than my notes, that we ate Cheetos and Creamsicles by the pool. I guess I like my junk food orange-colored.

More people sketches, waiting at the orthodontists office this time. Brushpen again. So good for a quick, calligraphic line. Use it on it’s side and you draw big shapes quickly.

This is from when I took only my computer and planner to the coffee shop. So I wouldn’t sketch, I’d do other work…Didn’t help, I drew in my planner because a pencil and a brushpen are more than enough.

I love travelling, I learn a lot from watching other sketchers work, then I come back home to my usual subjects and get to watch how things subtly change in my sketches. It happens every time. It’s strange, it’s disconcerting, it’s exciting.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Ordinary Things

  1. Laurel says:

    More about your new paint set and travel brush, please


  2. I have one of those Sennelier Aqua Mini palettes. Not my favourite watercolours as I love my Daniel Smith. But the Sennelier colours are not bad. What’s that travel brush you mentioned?

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  3. rhodadraws says:

    Orange-colored junk food! Maybe that’s how Trump got that skin tone! Ja ja ja (Mexican laughter)


  4. Nice drawings, I always like how you do people.


  5. miatagrrl says:

    Love your procrasti-sketching technique! 😉


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