Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

Last week I picked up this magnolia tree cone on a walk. It’s easy to pass by one of these and see it as a brown mass. So when I sketched it, I decided not only to draw it larger than life, but also highlight what first struck me about it: it’s assortment of scraggly textures.

I guess this is a thread I carry through all my work: I want to not just replicate, I want to celebrate. It could be texture, pattern, color or action: If it caught my eye, I’m gonna make sure you know that when you look at my piece.

I’ve drawn this man before. His face is a delight of texture that I love to draw. It reminds me of this tree in my neighborhood.

I feel like that about color too: when I spot a jewel tone I love, even a subtle hint of it in something I’m painting, I’m going to celebrate that color.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

  1. Barbara Beynon says:

    Love the message in this posting! A ray of light, of hope. Oh, and the sketches are terrific, too! Than you.

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  2. Marilyn Malone says:

    Lovely and inspirational post, Suhita. I just collected some saguaro fruit and will notice more now.
    Thanks for your continued enthusiasm which lifts us up.

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  3. so... says:

    Love the textures, that’s what I notice on my walks.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Devon Hedding says:

    She makes those transparent colors sparkle!

    Sent from my iPad


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