Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Singapore - here I come!

One week is left until the beginning of the USk 2015 Symposium in Singapore, and I'm very excited toward the trip! I'm honored to be one of the instructors of the symposium, I will lead together with my friend from Denmark Ea Ejersbo a workshop dedicated to sketching people in action.
It'll be my third symposium, and even if I'm more or less prepared for this celebration of sketching, for meeting sketchers all over the world - old friends and sketchers I never met in person - you never know what surprises are waiting for you during this 3 crazy days. In addition, it's my first visit in Singapore, so I think my excitement is understandable :)
Here are fresh giveaways I collected today from the printers - looking forward to give them to my old and new friends-sketchers!

After collecting the goodies in Tel Aviv, I met my fellow sketcher Nathan and we spent a few hours by... some sketching, as you could guess!
I drew the two first sketches with my new pastel pencils - tool that still I need to learn to work with, but I love the feeling of being unsure with the new tool, it always lead me to the new directions!
I allowed to myself to relax in the last sketch with my favorite - graphite pencil!

Singapore, here I (and my sketchbook) come!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Champs-Élysées in Tel Aviv

Sitting at  the coffee shop near the French Institute, at the corner of Herzel and Rotschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, having a cup of coffee and listening to the calm music playing on the background, I felt a bit like sitting in the middle of Champs-Élysées in Paris :)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

More stories from Loveat

Here are more sketched stories from coffee shop Loveat, done during our lust sketchcrawl. Coming to the same place again and again for sketching (and drinking, of course!) makes me feel totally at home - so fun!
the whole family is feeding the baby

two girls in the middle of the serious conversation about art and sense of life

a couple talking about vacation

the most beautiful girl in the coffee shop

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stories from the market

Carmel Market in Tel Aviv is always full of stories - you need just to be quick enough to put them on the paper.
This market seller asked me to draw him and was very surprised when I agreed. "I'm 40 years at the market, we had here photographers and reporters that came to interview us, but nobody never came here to draw us!"

The day of sketching always ends with a good meal!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A perfect place for sketching free models

Here are some recent sketches done on a beach - a perfect place for sketching free models in action.
Yes, it's hot and noisy, and the amount of choices is so big that it takes a while to filter and to choose what to sketch. And yes, the models are moving all the time - but isn't this part of the challenge and what makes sketching on a beach so fun?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

At Loveat again

Here are some more sketches done in the different branches of coffee shop Loveat - I was checking places for our Sketchcrawls.
Every place has it's internal pace and life of its own. When you come the same place several times, you start to see familiar faces, feel more at home.
I tried out different points of view and different materials, looking for the sketch that tells the story best. But maybe all of them are telling the different side of the same story.

view on the front side of the Loveat at Barzilai - people out and inside, divided by the glass

they look like permanent clients 
view on the street - palms vs skyscrapers

interactions and overheard conversations at Habima branch

the man and his tablet
See you tomorrow at the sketchcrawl, sure will find some more stories!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coffee & sketch at Loveat

A cup of coffee and a sketchbook always go great together. Our last sketchcarwl at the branch of Loveat at Nahalat Benyamin was flawing smoothly - nice spring weather, charming coffee shop, lively surrounding, great company and plenty of models - what else could you ask?
I was sitting near the bar and sketching this panoramic drawing - I wasn't needed to move!

:I did this sketch at the another branch of Loveat at Brazilai St. a week ago

 !See you at the next Sketchcrawl