A Slice of History

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Went to History Park in San Jose for the first time today, to see Suhita Shirodkar's exhibition of vintage sign sketches. It's a fantastic show -- go see it if you're in the area.

Lots of us urban sketchers turned out today for her show, book signing, and associated sketchcrawl. The venue is a gem of a park, with all kinds of stuff from the past: train engines, trolleys, an old gas pump, buildings, and more.

For one sketch, I tried out my new Stillman & Brin Nova toned sketchbook. Unfortunately I didn't have my tube of white, so I had to make do with a white gel pen. I found that the paper is a bit thin for wet washes; will have to try a more opaque, gouache-y technique next time.

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