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At Loveat again

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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!

Coffee & sketch at Loveat

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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

Summer is here!

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This weekend was a perfect beach weather, looked like the whole country missed the sea and went there... What a perfect place for sketching!

Sketch-trip to Lisbon - part 3

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Finally I'm writing the last post about my Lisbon adventure, here are part 1 and part 2 of the trip. Freedom Revolution Workshop , the workshop I was invited to give, was planed to the last day of my stay. Our meeting point was at the charming Largo do Carmo - small beautiful square, which I had a chance to sketch a day before. The weather wasn't perfect - cloudy and rainy. But of course it couldn't stop our group of enthusiastic sketchers to gather and to enjoy the day. After the short acquaintance round, when each one introduced himself and told in a few words why he loves sketching, we dived into our people-sketching-without-fear workshop. The first exercise called " Capture Emotion! ", and its purpose was to learn to look around us, find characters with interesting facial expressions, and capture emotions in expressive and fearless way. Some sketchers started to swim immediately, as fishes in the sea, others were needed some time to warm up, but al

Sketch-trip to Lisbon - part 2

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I'm continuing my report about the sketch-trip to Lisbon. After the successful master-class evening, I had two free days to travel and sketch as I wish. I rarely have an opportunity to be on my own for a while - when you have a big family you're always on duty ;) I didn't wanted to do "V" at any touristic lists, just to walk at the beautiful city's streets and to sketch where I would wish. And that's what I did. Here are some sketches from a different corners of the beautiful Lisbon. It was strange to be able to stop and sketch any time I wanted without being told: "we don't have time", "we need to go there and there" or something like that.     Of course, flights and waiting for connection in the airport were also a part of the journey: Here you can find all my sketches from the Lisbon trip. I'll write about how went my Freedom Revolution Workshop in the next post.

Sketch-trip to Lisbon - part1

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One week already passed since I came back from Lisbon. It was 6-days trip only (and two of them were flights), but I think I had enough experiences for a  month - I really had everything in this small journey! I was very excited toward masterclass and workshop I was invited to give. Teaching isn't my main activity, I do it from time to time on special occasions, and every time it's a new adventure. The masterclass were supposed to be the final meeting for the series of workshops given by MárioLinhares ,  José Louro   and   KettaLinhares ,  called Lisbon Alphabet. I was asked to share with the group of sketchers my philosophy and approaches behind urban sketching. The preparation to the presentation forced me to answer to many unasked questions - there are so many things we do unconsciously when we sketch! Thanks to that I learned some stuff about myself or at least put it in a words form. I hope I succeed to share my approach to sketching with the group, after all, we, sketch