Day 74 at Home: Chaos and Structure

I sketched online a couple of days ago with @ArtofAlvin on his Instalive stream. I love and miss drawing on location, drawing crowds and urban sketching in India. Alvin agreed to draw this street scene full of chaos, which made me happy.

I love drawing chaotic scenes, but even chaos needs some structure underneath. This thumbnail sketch done before I started was a reminder to myself of the strong sense of being inside a shoebox that the light and shade creates in a narrow alley, with the left side of the street in shadow and the long cast shadows on the ground.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Day 74 at Home: Chaos and Structure

  1. Bernadette says:

    And I avoid streets full of chaos but your structural sketch prior to beginning is very helpful. Thank you for sharing such valuable knowledge and years of experience.

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  2. Barbara Khachane says:

    Love it! It definitely captures the scene in India.

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  3. florync says:

    Thank you for drawing and sharing your pre-sketch thoughts about the scene’s essence. The thumbnail gives me an “aha” insight about how to begin: by thinking!


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