Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sketchcrawl to Tivon

Last sketchcrawl we were invited to by local sketchers to come to north and colorful Tivon! 
We met in Mumus - hummus restaurant, which is also a gallery and place for music shows, really atmospheric place!

From there we continued to the central square of the town - where was a jazz concert.
Close the noon to the square came group of school children - demonstrating against the climate crisis. 
I was impressed by Tivon very much - the place where the owner of hummus place is and artist, and his workers are musicians as well. Place where there is a jazz concert at the square and children demonstrate worrying about the earth.
It was so different from tel Aviv, and so wonderful!
Thanks to everybody who joined us!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cold weekend in Jerusalem

We spend a weekend in Jerusalem - city I always feel like a tourist in it. One hour of driving from Tel Aviv - and everything is changing - the landscape, the architecture, the people and even the air (freezing!).
I love the variety of this city, the sense of many layers of history and holy spirit that hover over it.
One of my "must" places to visit and sketch is Mahane Yehuda market - big and vibrant area full of vendors and food stalls. I love to sit on the bar of one of the coffee shops, observing the human ocean moving all the time, trying to absorb the movement, sounds and smells and put it all on paper.
 here is another sketch did there few month earlier:
Here is my attempt to capture the view from the window - one hour of meditation, watching how everything is changing during the sunset...
 At the evening we went to the Yellow Submarine, great place to see some music performances:
And the next morning, before leaving, we had a breakfast in Tmol Shilshom - my favorite coffee shop in Jerusalem, place that is also a bookshop, which is always filled by interesting people.
 I love you, Jerusalem! Until the next time!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Moleskine from 2019

It's been a while since my last post here. Social networks took place of blogs, we use to share visuals instant with minimum words and to get immediate response. But I don't want to give up on blogging, keeping some chronological report on my stuff, something I can look back on.
Recently, I scanned my moleskine sketchbook I finished in the last year (2019). I'm too lazy to scan my sketches right away, especially, after I already posted them "in process" on Instagram. But there is something nice in looking back at the whole sketchbook - the changes of subjects, mood and tools during the timeline...



















Sunday, November 3, 2019

Inktober harvest

This is my Inktober harvest. I didn't stick strict to the rules, but tried every time I sketched to use ink tools only. Forcing myself to use materials which usually aren't my first choice, feeling a bit uncomfortable, little by little expanding techniques and their possibilities, finding new ways to express what I see, was really fun and helpful. It also was very simplifying for my sketching process, because I'm not one-tool person and love to switch my tools often. I think it's very healthy to limit yourself from time to time, I'm thinking about doing in the future some Graphite-bruary or Gouache-vember ;)