Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday on the beach

Summer is here in all its power and, of course, it's pretty hot. So, if you can't beat them - join them! The best way to enjoy the weather is to be on the beach, to feel the breeze, to have a drink, to enter to the fresh water and... to sketch, of course - beach is always full of perfect models!

Monday, June 12, 2017

All colors of rainbow - sketching at the Pride Parade.

I checked very well that I have a sufficient range of colors in my pencil case before I left to our last sketchcrawl - we decided to go and sketch at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade! I wasn't sure that I'll be able to concentrate, it was possible that this colorful human mess would sweep me away and wouldn't allow me to be in the position of the observer. It took me a while until I pulled off my sketchbook, but once I did, I couldn't stop!
The atmosphere was great, finally nobody cared about the group of people sketching what's going on - anyone around us were more peculiar and strange than we were, and set of colored pencils hanged on my neck looked like a small pride flag.

It was really awesome experience, now I need to wait a whole year until the next time!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trip to South America - part IV - connection in Madrid.

So, we left Rio and landed in Madrid, where we had a 12 hours waiting to our connection flight. Great opportunity to taste some tapas and to do some sketches :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trip to South America - Part III, Paraty.

The last destination of our trip was Brazil. We landed in Rio, rented a car and headed to the Paraty direction, were we rent a hotel near the beach. The view during the taxi was so different from any place I have been before - all these tropical plants, bizarre mountains, azure sea, colorful cities made us exclaim all the way: "wow!"
Finally, when it was already dark, we arrived to the hotel, left our stuff and went to the closest restaurant to eat.
The view that I saw when I woke up in the morning and got out from our room, made me feel that I'm still dreaming. I sat down in the armchair, at the edge of the small swimming pool, surrounded by tropical plants and facing a harbor full of boats, surrounded mountains and greens. It was quiet... I prepared myself a coffee and... started to sketch! Of course, my sketch is nothing to compare to the reality, but it is make me refresh perfectly my feeling at that first morning in Paraty!
 Here are more sketches I did, mostly during the meals, when I had a chance not to hinder my family.

We spent a magic week in the Paraty area and came back to Rio for the last three days of the trip.
Will be continued!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Trip to South America - Part II, Montevideo.

Visiting Montevideo was a family part of the trip, since it's my husband's hometown, he still has there a lot family and we were invited to is nephew's wedding. Montevideo isn't on the "must visit" list of the South American cities, but it has it's charm and it was the calm part of the trip, with many family visits, less attractions vising, it was nice :)
We had a huge delay of our flight to Montevideo :( But in such a case there's always a bright side for a sketcher - an opportunity to draw!!!

 Finally, we arrived! We rented very nice apparent with the view to the beach :)

 Some sketches from the wedding:

 Chao, Montevideo!
Next part - Brazil! Stay tuned :)