W10: Minimal Toolkit, Maximum Impact



Saturday morning

Suhita Shirodkar


Learn how a minimalist approach to your toolkit lets you be nimble and capture maximum action and storytelling in your sketches.

We will tell a story that unfolds at our workshop location through the people and their activity. The workshop starts with a short set of exercises on drawing people in action that will aid our documenting of the story unfolding before us. 

Supply list:
Note: It is important that your sketch kit be compact enough for you to move around in the course of the workshop. You can use any version of the tools listed below. I am listing the specific tools I use in brackets in case you would like to know.

  • Sketchbook without highly textured paper: pen and pencil should work well on the paper surface.
  • Brush pen (I use a Pentel Pocket Brushpen)
  • 2 black pens of different line thickness or a variable-line pen. (I use a Sailor Fude de Mannen 55 degree pen)
  • Pencil: 2B or darker
  • Optional: grey marker, two or three colored pencils

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Directions: Graphite Arts Center. 202a Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Sketcher Fest Artist

Suhita Shirodkar is an illustrator, an educator and an active member of Urban Sketchers for over 12 years. She teaches on-location sketching workshops throughout the world and has taught at many International Symposiums. Suhita has received grants for her reportage projects including a Knight Foundation Grant and a Belle Foundation Grant. In 2023 she was Creative Ambassador to the City of San Jose and conducted a year-round series of sketch walks that explored local history and lesser-known parts of the city. Suhita is the author of a book on Urban Sketching for beginners and a book documenting the vintage signs of San Jose. 

IG: @suhitasketch. Website: SketchAway.wordpress.com. Substack: Sketch Away