The little sketches

Sometimes it seems silly to post yet another sketch of a mug. But these simple little sketches are where I often experiment the most and find new ways to combine mark-making techniques. Here are three recent ‘little ones’ from the pages of my sketchbook.

My chai mug appears regularly on a sketchbook page. I often pull out a book feeling an urge to draw but without a subject in mind. Given that my chai is never far from me, my mug gets to be the subject of a lot of sketches. The techniques and media I get comfortable with when drawing the simple stuff makes its way ( Eventually, for the most part) into more complex work.

Continuous line ink drawing, washes in ink.

A friend brings over goodies from her garden. They get sketched before they get cooked. Texture, mark-making, mixing media. All things I love.

Pen and ink and graphite on paper. Apache Sunset ink from Noodlers and Blackwing pencil

A mug with utensils on the picnic table in my backyard as I wait for friends joining us for dinner. No paintbrushes involved, inky fingers at the end of this.

Ink and watersoluble colored pencil on toned paper. Spray bottle and finger painting.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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