Meditative Sketching

This piece falls in the “chat and sketch” category. It’s created at home, relatively slowly. I find this meditative to do: there’s no time pressure, I can keep layering, make small marks and shift things imperceptibly over time.

This was done while chatting with Liz Steel and comparing our very different uses of very similar mixed media. It always helps me to use photos I took myself, since there’s a personal connection and an actual experience of place attached to them. This scene is from the southern end of Point Lobos State Park.

And this is a closeup of what I used (besides watercolor).

Do I like this as much as drawing on location? No, but I find it useful to mix in some at-home drawing and painting into my practice.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Meditative Sketching

  1. Nancy Ransom Zeller says:

    What pen is that you are using? Looks like a nib pen, maybe. Nice work!

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  2. Excellent sketch of the cliffs and water.

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