Monday, February 25, 2013

Purim - sketching the carniaval

Every year when Purim comes, my fingers start itching - I'm thinking about all these wonderful opportunities to sketch during various carnivals that we have at this holiday. It's very fun, but very challenging and sometimes frustrating. There are so many wonderful stories on the street - proud parents, that were waiting for an opportunity to dress their kids with costumes, even if them only a few mouth old; teenager girls dressed very sexy - finally it's allowed officially; teenager boys that cut and dyed their hair in extremely weird ways; old people trying to be cool and wearing very strange stuff... and so on. I wish my fingers could move as fast as my eyes, but they don't. So majority of funny stories will be left in my memory, here are some I succeed to capture. Here's the first sketch that I drew before the carnival began, you can see the security guys guarding the closed street and people waiting:

I continued sketching in a small sketchbook, trying to catch first the essence of the character.

Here I put the least of them all together in a one long spreed - thought it fit the atmosphere of a carnival:

I was very concentrated sketcher ;-)
How's about your experience of sketching people in action?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Short trip to the north

From time to time my husband and me succeed to manage short trips by our own - without the kids. Here are some sketches that I did during our short trip to the north part of the country during this weekend.  Our first stop was at Nazareth - beautiful city full of history.
at Nazareth we ate the best hummus ever!

street near the market

quick sketch at one of the streets

another plate of great hummus

view from Tiberias to Kinneret, our biggest lake
As you can see, it was really fun trip!