More Mendocino Sketches

A few more sketches from Mendocino. I started this first sketch at the beach at Russian Gulch State Park. But we didn’t stay long, so I only got as far as adding a bit of color and added the dark tones (in bottom image) a little later.

This panorama along the cliffs just begged for a long sketch across a double spread of my book.

In both these pieces, I’m working with two pens, both Sailor fude pens, one with black ink and one with a lighter, brown-grey ink (a mix of a few leftover inks, all DeAtramentis Document Ink samples). The two inks together let me create depth and focus in the linework.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to More Mendocino Sketches

  1. Terrific work. Interesting idea to have the the pens with different inks.

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  2. Kirk says:

    Great sketches! Thanks for the memories! 👍

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  3. Nice sketches, it looks like a beautiful location!

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  4. You bring life to the scenes.

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