Summer Mornings are the Best

I love the long days of summer. The middle of the day is really hot but the mornings are glorious. I’ve taken to having my first cup of chai on the front steps of the house which face west and are still cool and shady in the morning.

This spread is done in my Hahnemühle Toned Watercolor book, but uses no watercolor. It’s in ink (with lots of finger-smudging involved) and Neocolor I wax crayons.

Here are closeups of the pages.

The giant leaves of the Acanthus at my doorstep. You can never kill this plant.
Mystery Tree on my curb. It pulls up the sidewalk but I love it’s shape.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Summer Mornings are the Best

  1. Loving the use of pastels. I hope to try this brand as well one day. I’ve been using oil pastels in my sketchbook as well and loving it. Hope to see you use them more.

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  2. Well not pastels but the wax crayons, never used professional ones before

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  3. Fabio says:

    Great job, Suhita!

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  4. Nice drawings, I really like your tree!

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