[By Suhita Shirodkar] I don’t do rides, so a trip to Disneyland means my family stand in lines all day for rides, I meet them every once in a while for a snack and I sketch the rest of the day. My favorite bit was the set of rapid-fire sketches of the parade in the image above. The parade lasted 20 minutes. But I did sit on the curbside to get a front-view spot about an hour before it happened. That meant I could be sitting down cross legged, my messenger bag on my lap, and my paper, brushpen and watercolor kit all precariously balanced on top of it, ready to draw.

My other big fascination at Disneyland is with mouse-ears. There are so many kinds, from the classic (if you can ever call a headband with poofy ears a classic!) version with velvet ears and a polka-dotted bow to over-the-top, all-bling kind with rhinestones and feathers.

People watching is great anywhere in Disneyland. I stood by this sculpture of Disney and Mickey because almost everyone paused here for a photo. 

Many more sketches from my day there, here on my blog.


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