Quite a short long run this week, since I’m easing back to running after being sick. The weather was perfect, if a bit greyish and misty, as you can see from the view:
There’s a smart little egret (Egretta garzetta) who likes to stalk talentless fishermen and beg for the small fry that they catch, and if I run early enough in the morning I get to see it in action
All in all a good 6k run on a perfect day.
Urban Sketchers Tel Aviv met up outside Beit Chana, a local community centre, for a special Swing and Draw event. Around 20 dancers danced to Swing music out of old records played on two turntables while around 30 of us Urban Sketchers drew them. It was a lovely event and I thoroughly enjoyed myself (I managed to reach my one week 100 people challenge goal during the two and a half hours I was there). I had to leave early due to family obligations but I was so glad that I participated anyway.
Things took a while to get going so I drew some fellow Urban Sketchers as I waited:
Used the Sanford no-blot for the first time here:
Then moved to an 0.3 Staedler pigment liner and a fine Kuretake brush pen:
A lot more couples had joined in at this point and they were moving fast.
I turned to quick gesture drawing to get the most out of the event. Moved to a Faber-Castell blue brush pen for a bit of a change:
Finally broke out a Faber-Castell purple coloured pencil for the last few gestures:
Here’s a little video of the super talented dancers to give you a bit of a sense of things:
All in all a fun event and great drawing opportunity.
Yesterday was a busy day, it being the 7th of Passover, so I only had less than 20 minutes to get these down.
Back to Jaffa’s flea market this time, though I hadn’t much time to draw too many people. Every sketch here was done in two minutes or less, as the subject was moving.
As I thought, yesterday was a busy day and so I had very little time to draw. Went to the Olamot Sci Fi and Fantasy convention and managed to get a few quick sketch in though.
I usually run in the evening at this time of year, but I love morning runs more, and the Tel Aviv promenade is so packed during the evening on Passover week that this is the only sane time to run.
Today, day 2 of the one week 100 people challenge, I went out to Jaffa’s flea market and Ben Gurion Blvd to capture as many people as I could in as little time. I’m starting to get a bit more comfortable drawing these quick sketches, though I’m still not comfortable staring at people directly as I draw them, which makes life a bit difficult. I’m up to 48 people (though there are two sketches here that I don’t plan on counting if I can), which is good, though I have less sketching time tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes.