Day 37 at Home: Music, again

Tuesday. Music day.

This first one I drew while live on Instagram.
nish_piano

Here’s the video. White gouache highlights added later.

If you’re wondering why I do this crazy camera-in-left-hand, draw-with-right-hand thing, it’s because 1) I’m lazy 2) I don’t have a fixed place I sit and sketch, I just squeeze in someplace near my subject. But mostly because 3) I love sitting very close in to my subjects (the ones at home have learnt to totally ignore me). At this distance, no one is still and even the tiniest movement changes the angle of what you are looking at. A lot. Which means I constantly shift around and crane my neck to try and catch the angle I started with. A fixed camera setup really constrains how I draw and see.

But if you have better ideas of what I can do, let me know, I’d love having my left hand back. Quick, almost immediate setup time and no constraints on sketching are paramount.

In this second sketch, you can see that I abandoned my first attempt when I realized the angle on the arm right at the shoulder was totally wrong. I just drew right over it immediately.
k_violin

I’m enjoying my InstaLive drawing and chatting sessions and have one coming up on Thursday. Uma Kelkar and I discuss writing books, and look into the similarities and differences in our style of tackling book projects.
umama

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Day 37 at Home: Music, again

  1. joani1 says:

    FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing the video – you seem like a very good mama! 💕

    On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 9:02 AM Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “Tuesday. Music day. This first one I drew while > live on Instagram. Here’s the video. White gouache highlights added later. > https://youtu.be/p_UwEdyF7fo If you’re wondering why I do this crazy > camera-in-left-hand, draw-with-right-hand thing, it’s becau” >

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  2. Bernadette says:

    Oh, thanks for the video. It made me smile to see your strokes often corresponded to the piano keys. I appreciate you sharing although it was difficult to do with camera in one hand and pen with drawing pad in the other! GREAT JOB both you and your daughter!

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  3. I really like your sketch of the woman at the Piano!

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  4. You’ve captured a lovely pose of pianist.

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