Author Archives: Suhita Shirodkar

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.

Van Life

Van Life. Missing summer travel, painting vans in the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Wax Crayon and Oil Pastels

I grew up using wax crayons and oil pastels a lot, so going back to them makes me paint and mess around like a child, and that’s always a good thing. Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don’t work like I think they will, they don’t hold ink, they bend and snap… But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

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Experiments, Play and Art-Making

For the past couple of weeks, Sketching Play/Lab has been playing with making art with unconventional drawing tools. We’ve used everything but pens, pencils and brushes. My table is littered with forks, knives, sponges, cut up plastic cards, old toothbrushes, … Continue reading

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Sand in my Palette

Empty beaches aren’t great for people sketching, that’s for sure. But I’ll take a safe, well-distanced beach over drawing people for now. Late in the evening last week, we drove to a deserted beach north of Davenport on the California … Continue reading

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Venturing Out

Venturing Out Every Once in a While Continue reading

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Foliage

Trees leaves and plants in my sketchbook. Continue reading

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Daytrip to Yosemite

Daytrip to Yosemite Continue reading

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Back to Urban Sketching

Back to Urban Sketching: Recording the Times. Continue reading

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Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate? Continue reading

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