Making friends

I really like drawing on location. And I like to get out and draw in different places. But it’s been an especially close-to-home few weeks.

There’s always something to sketch, something to work on, I try to remember. So I’m making friends with the little stuff, and the everyday.

Flowers, because I had some around and so did a friend. And especially when the stems of tulips start bending over and the petals of lilies look like they will drop any minute, I find them fascinating to draw.

Because the temperature climbed up into the high 70s (did it hit 80 perhaps?) last week, there were people lying in the grass at the park near home. This guy looked like he would eventually sink into the earth.

It’s pretty common for me to be someplace waiting to pick up a kid. I better make friends with drawing parking lots.

Just another coffee. And something else I’m trying to make friends with: My waterbrush. If I stick to drawing with my paint (not painting with it), we get along just fine.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Making friends

  1. PaperKutzs says:

    Love these sketches

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  2. Jane Jackson says:

    What a lovely post! It shows so well how the little things do count and that you do not need to travel the world to find inspiration and beauty – it is there in everyday life if you are open to looking and seeing. Great sketch of the dying lily, you really caught that about to fall and semi transparent look of the petals.

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  3. Caroline Vallis says:

    Haha- I’m with you with waterbrush, it’s a drawing tool! Any other water brush tips?!

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