View From My Window

Urban Sketchers all over Italy, while under lockdown, have been drawing the view from their windows and sharing their world with us. So I’m sharing this back.

The view from my window, looking out at the front yard. I think of the front of my house as super-boring. But you know what they say, everything is more interesting when you draw it. (Still, thank goodness for the lady walking her dog and for garbage day!)
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Our schools are shut and everyone has been advised to stay home and self-quarantine. I’ll be drawing in and around home and sharing what I draw. It’s a good time to look again at your immediate surroundings with fresh eyes, and see if you discover something new.

 

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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11 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Annie says:

    Thank you for your calm awareness of the world and calm matter of fact encouragement for our art.

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  2. Lovely post! Do you have some Italian urban sketchers that you follow? I would follow some.

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  3. joani1 says:

    You make it look so darn simple – love this!!

    On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 8:57 AM Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “Urban Sketchers all over Italy, while under > lockdown, have been drawing the view from their windows and sharing their > world with us. So I’m sharing this back. The view from my window, looking > out at the front yard. I think of the front of my house as sup” >

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  4. I like this a lot and it’s a good prompt too for when nothing really seems to inspire. Suhita, I wondered how you might feel about mentioning maybe underneath your sketches what implements you used and how long it took you? I’d be interested to hear that. But, maybe that might be something you’d find got in the way/was unhelpful in some way to you?

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    • Caroline, I don’t usually mention time and art tools because I eel they’re part of the process but not the main thing: but I am happy to answer questions whenever someone is curious. This one is with my standard tools: Sailor Bent nib pen and watercolor. You can see both supplies and links in the “supplies ” section of my website. I think this one took about 45 minutes.

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  5. miatagrrl says:

    You made your “boring” front scene look interesting! It’s really challenging to try to see an interesting composition in something you look at every day. It becomes invisible, familiarity breeds contempt, etc. I’m going to try it, too! Take care and stay well, Suhita.

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  6. A pleasure to read and see. Thank you!

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