Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sketching inDnegev

It was a magic weekend at inDnegev - festival of indie music in the Negev desert. We, Urban Sketchers, also a kind of "indie" - not really mainstream, something between artists, illustrators and storytellers, so the connection was natural. 
It was very fun for me to sketch the festival, not just the concerts and the musicians, but the whole phenomenon around us, a kind of very undefined, but on the other hand, a very consolidated community of people gathered around the institution that called inDnegev. The avant-garde sounds and the monotonous desert with the sandy wind blurring everything...
Beyond that - the sketches speak for themselves, mostly about people I've seen around me. It was great fun!

my first sketch - trying to capture the athmosphere

security guys are eating as well

Night falls and everything looks different

Many couples of lovers near the stage

These three boys asked me to draw them and stood in front of me without moving. "You can keep dancing" - I told them 

We sat on the hill and I wanted to make a panoramic sketch, to capture everything around me

I was lucky - Rotem from TheAngelcy sat opposite me - I sketched him and asked for the signature!

very cool photographer with very cool beard

Beautiful Shiran from Bint El Funk 

there were a lot of dancing as well

When I scanned all the drawings, I found that one was missing. Apparently someone took it from the stand where we hung up our sketches every day at the festival. Hope it's in good hands! Antigone Rex were awesome !!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Day in Jerusalem

Last week a I had errands in Jerusalem and was lucky to spend some time at Machane Yehuda Market. Visiting Jerusalem, which is only one hour drive from my house, always feels to me visiting very far land. This city is not like any place, it has so many levels in any aspect, so each time I touch it, it feels like a magic, something I will never get to know, but it always will magnet me.
I think I can seat and absorb its citizens for a hours, but at some level I feel pity not trying to capture them in my sketchbook. So I did, sitting at one of the pubs in the middle of the market.

people are buying food for the holidays 
I love to sketch Hassidim in their fur hats

it's tradition to eat (and sleep) in nicely decorated Sukkah (kind of tent) during the Sukkot holidays

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sketching with BIC pen

I love my 4 color BIC ballpoint pen - perfect for quick sketches, with one pen only in your hand you can express almost anything!
Following are three sketches that was drawn at the wedding. Each sketch was done after one more glass of wine. You can see how my stokes changed as well ;)

Beit Romano - always great place for drink and draw
couple in the bar

Last two sketches - from the concert of our friend Ronan  - it's always fabulous to draw music!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sketching movement

It's fascinating to watch human body in movement. To sketch it - is really challenging but so enjoyable! It takes time to dare to do the first line. It looks impossible to capture constantly changing postures, expressions, turning body to something different all the time. How to capture pace, rhythm, effort, flexibility, flow? The only way is to start sketching, line after line, page after page, slowly entering inside and feeling a part of the group of moving people.
Here is my attempt on sketching AcroYoga class last week at Beit Hanna - nice place in Tel Aviv, providing various activities for your body and your soul, which will host an exhibition called "Illustrating in Movement" during upcoming Illustration Week.
It was so fun!