Monday, December 28, 2015

Two weddings

Last month we visited two weddings - great opportunity to eat, dance and... sketch ;)
The first one - Georgian family:

The second one - French-Moroccan family:

It was fun! I don't think I would like to show my sketches to their's "models", thought ;)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hospital sketches

I spent almost all last week in the hospital with my son, who had an accident and got hurt at his hand. These sketches where done while waiting to him to get from the surgery - the only thing that helped me to calm down a bit. The surgery went well :)

Religious woman is praying and a man from Azerbaijan is telling his story

Jews and Arabs are waiting together

religious man is praying, Russians are telling stories

Shai's watching "House" at the hospital 

friends came to visit
I don't recommend you to get to hospitals, but once you're there - there are plenty of stories and authentic characters to sketch. And sketching passes time in a best way :)
Take care!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sketchcrawl at The Yemen Vineyard

At last Friday morning, sunny and cold, we met at the Yemen Vineyardfor for the sketchcrawl . I love this beautiful corner of Tel Aviv, full of nostalgic atmosphere, colorful characters, and authentic food. Everybody found there a lot of nice stories, and here are mine:
everything in pita at the corner of the Hacarmel market
the dog - the king of the street

humus "Shlomo & Doron"

two guys with strong gazes

Friday morning meeting of friends - they were happy to provide their names ;)
The time flied fast as ussual, and the sketchcrawl ended with a nice meal (of course!). Sorry, I didn't sketch the excellent soup and humus I had!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

At "Beta and Grega"

Beta and Grega - is the name of the coffee shop at the corner of Alenbi and Levontin streets in Tel Aviv. This area of the south of the city is full of contrasts - beautiful renovated Bauhaus buildings and crumbling walls full of graffiti, trendy coffee shops full of celebs and beggars passing through.
As you can understand - perfect place for sketching and finding stories.
it was Nathan's last day with his new beard ;)
Cowboy in Tel Aviv

Sima - woman that lives at the street, everybody knows her, asked us to draw her

Saturday, November 28, 2015

November beach

Some sketches I did on one of Jaffa's beaches at one of perfect November days.
Dog and his owner - don't they look alike?

tourist in red swimming suit and a fisherman
beach panorama
pigeons - the lords of the beach
the food at the end, as usual!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Backgammon "club" at the flea market

Jaffa Flea market is one of the most colorful places in Tel Aviv, full of authentic characters, patterns, smells, sounds and stories.
After I came back from Singapore, where I was fascinated by the chess players "club" in the middle of the Chinatown, I was looking for opportunity to sketch street games players here in Israel. This week I found them at the Jaffa . Small table and two chairs in the middle of the street, two players surrounded by the group of men - was really the best show in the city! I think that Olympic Games competitors need to learn the worrier's spirit from these backgammon players!

Suddenly we saw at the opposite site of the street group of men organizing something... What are they up to? They turned to Jerusalem direction and started to pray:

Of course, there is no sketching day without food - we couldn't resist to have some humus!

Small cup of black coffee and Nathan, very concentrated by sketching people around :)
 It was perfect sketching day!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

"One Moment" - reportage drawing in the City Hall

This year Urban Sketchers Israel were invited again to take a part in the Municipality of Tel Aviv event "One Moment - Art in Unexpected Spaces". We were invited to be reporters of the event and also one of its attraction - sketching "live" all we see around.
Sketchcrawls are always fun, but being "reporters" of such a colorful event, when all kind of artists from various areas perform for the Tel-Avivian audience inside the municipality building - place they use to see when they pay taxes and fines - this is a very special and fun experience!
stand-up comedy

DJ improvisation

people in the hall
girls rock band "Yes Ma'am!"
people listening to the "Yes Ma'am"

reading poetry 

guards are enjoying as well

beer stand

woman dances rock'n'roll alone

guy with dreadlocks takes selfie

couple hugging

couple dancing
Music+sketching+some beer=happiness formula worked big time ;)
But seriously, it was amazing evening with great energies, well done the TA municipality and its citizens!