Sketching Dance

Navratri kicks off the season of Indian holidays that will extend through Diwali, and the nine nights of dancing the garba and dandiya that accompany it are a riot of color and action. One day, I’d love to witness this mega garba in Vadodara , Gujarat with ~60,000 participants. But until then, this little one that’s a fundraiser for a local high school will have to do. 800 people danced in the gym of Leyland High School in San Jose. I had a blast sketching it. Here are sketches from that evening. (and a little video at the end to put it in context: turn on the sound when you watch it)

With action this quick, it’s gestural brushpen drawings that I turn to , and there’s no tool better for them than the Pentel Pocket Brushpen.

If you love the idea of drawing people but aren’t confident about sketching them. Or you’d love to try different techniques for drawing people, my 4-week online class “People Alive! Sketches Full of Life” starts very soon and has only a few spots left.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Sketching Dance

  1. Cindy Cali says:

    I love the way you made the the dancers flow on the page. The sketches are beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Soni says:

    I love the ambiance your characters create

    Liked by 1 person

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