Sunday, November 7, 2021

Diving in Eilat

In September we've been on a small family vacation in Eilat. I went diving for the first time in my life with my daughter, it was really cool! I wish I could sketch under the water!
Until then, here are some sketches that I did above the water :)


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sketching live InDnegev 2021!

photo by Tomer Appelbaum

It's been two weeks since I returned from InDnegev - the annual indie music festival - where I was in the role of "Live Sketcher" for the third time! After two years of break due to Corona, the festival is back with double power. Every time again, it's so fun to dive into it - the community of Israeli indie music lovers, such a diverse family, including all ages and backgrounds and at the same time carefully filtered by the ... music. Three days passed in one moment, as soon as I arrived, music, like a tiny pieces of sand that are floating here in the desert, flew and filled every free space inside me. I wandered around for three days, armed by a sketchbook and pencils, trying to also absorb and flow, but at the same time also to filter and select - a tough task ... And again this magic of music and sketching worked like magic - the combination, synergy, one plus one is worth much more than two ..

I will let the drawings tell the rest. It was amazing! Thanks to the organizers of this stunning festival! And thank you to all the insanely talented musicians and for having the privilege of being with them for a bit and enjoying their music!

Go to inDsketchers  and check all the sketches that was done by me and my colleagues-sketchers, and also for the previous years festivals' sketches!
See you next year!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Inktober 2021 - Musicians' portraits

This #inktober I decided to make for myself a challenge and also a treat – I created a list of musicians I like to create an everyday portrait of each one.

I love music. I love to draw human’s faces. To draw portraits of musicians I like seemed to me like a perfect task!

The tough thing about it was to do it everyday and to keep on! Some days I had higher energy and at some I didn’t have time or wasn’t in the mood. But little by little I started to get into the rhythm. I learned to be less demanding and perfectionist – I could allow myself to have one portrait less successful than another, because I had many others that were coming in the list.

And of course, the magic combination of drawing with music worked! Every day I had with me one of my favorite musicians, accompanying me everywhere and materializing at the end of the day to a couple of portraits.

I tried to push myself to the less expected, trying not to think about the result, but to get a new process. There are some portraits I invested a lot in and weren’t happy with the results, and in others I got nice finds almost by chance. This is a nice thing about a long-term project.

I had to skip drawing during two weekends, so I didn’t get to the end of my list and have some musicians left – will complete it one day, or maybe will draw them next inktober 😊

I'm posting here some of the portraits, if you want to see all the versions and also some process - go to my instagram and look for the #inktober 2021 hashtag.

Astor Piazzolla

Brad Mehldau

Buena Vista Social Club


Charles Mingus

Eli Degibri

Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Nyman

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky