Monday, July 11, 2016

To save the trees at the Jerusalem Boulevard!

Last Friday we met for the our group sketchcrawl at the Jerusalem boulevard in Jaffa. Our sketchcrawl started from the guided tour about the history of this beautiful 100-years old boulevard. We learned about this place, full of layers of history and different cultures influences. The silent witnesses -  tall green trees, giving a great shadow and so unique look to the boulevard - are going to be uprooted soon, because of building there one of the lines of the light train.
By the initiative of Orna Marton, one of our group members, USk Tel Aviv decided to join the struggle for keeping the trees.
Tel Aviv sketchers documented the Jerusalem boulevard, each one from his authentic point of view and small group exhibition, which will be open soon, will help people to rise an awareness about this place and hopefully we will help to save the trees.
warming up at one the coffee shops at the boulevard

huge trunks and small coffee shop at the background

all kinds of people are passing by...
it was hot, but we were brave! ;)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Beach shower models

It's getting hot here! Sitting under the tent near the beach shower and sketching various models changing every few seconds was a perfect chilling action for such a melting days!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tel Aviv here and there

Every time I'm in Tel Aviv - I can't not to sketch. I wonder when I stop to feel like tourist there. I hope never ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dragons at Hayarkon park

Last Friday we had our sketchcrawl at the Hayarkon Park, where the Dragon Boats Festival took a place. It was the first time I saw this colorful competition - a lot of variegated long Chinese boats, decorated with dragon heads and tails, floated in a high speed along the Hayarkon river. The familiar park suddenly turned to an exotic place, and we were happy to capture the atmosphere.

At the end I couldn't resist to sketch the dogs garden - the festival didn't influence the dogs and theirs owners playing together ;)
It was perfect get together as always - combination of great place in a great company with sketchbook in the hand!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Moments at the beach

Quick sketches from my last time at the beach - various models providing thousands of small and beautiful moments in time. I wish I could freeze the time ;)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The smell of summer

Gentle spring weather was perfect to enjoy the beaches in theirs best. Here are some sketches I did during the last month at different beaches in Tel Aviv - as always plenty of characters and atmosphere.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Feeling like a tourist in Jerusalem.

Last Friday I joined newborn Jerusalem USk branch for a sketchcrawl. Every time I visit Jerusalem I feel like a tourist, this city is so different from every place in Israel, it has a plenty of levels, each time it shows me his different side.
The skechcrawl was at very colorful part of Jerusalem - Nachlaot Neighborhood and it was fun to meet new sketchers. Here what I managed to sketch.

I loved colorful lamps decorating pedestrian street and couldn't help not to draw it.
 I did this sketch trying to capture other sketchers sketching :)

Various public filled Zion Square
 There were a group of teenagers dancing and trying to fund-raise money for something.

group of young people smoking Shisha

amazing girl-violinist playing at the Zion Square

people passing by

and listening to the music

religions Jews offering to put Tefillin  

two religious Jews
It was a great sketching-trip - feeling a tourist sharpen my vision and makes me look better.