Trip to Israel, Part 2

On my most recent trip to Israel, I brought along my new 5.5″ x 3.5″ Handbook travel sketch journal. These pages cover our overnight in Tel Aviv near Neve Tzeddik, followed by a trip up the coast with a stop at the beach in Cesearea before heading into the Binyamina region, where we stayed in Zichron Ya’akov and Pardes Hanna Karkur, including a visit to the stunningly beautiful Dor Habonim beach. Along the way, we indulged in the stellar world-class foods, wines, café fare, and increasingly, the craft beers of Israel.

All drawings were done with Sakura Pigma pens, Prismacolor markers, assorted color pencils, and dabs of some very good Israeli wine. Apologies in advance for my lackluster Hebrew, which may be grammatically and linguistically wrong in places, but I love the look of the language none the less.


5 thoughts on “Trip to Israel, Part 2”

    1. Thanks; I’ve always enjoyed looking at people’s travel sketches, and this was my first foray into the discipline. I’ve been to Israel enough times that I’ve taken every touristy photo possible, and now just focus on the “nook and cranny” shots, but I agree; there’s so much more take away in a sketch rather than a photo. A good photo may take just a few moments to compose and a split-second to snap, but a sketch takes time, and really immerses you into the place, and the place into you in the process.

      1. Words of wisdom. Love your drawings, they took me straight back to a trip to Caesarea some 20 years ago. the best way to remember a trip.

  1. Thanks Judy; Caesarea is a great place, especially with a very special gem that almost nobody knowns about, which is the Ralli Museum. The Ralli holds an incredible collection of Spanish art, and has a rich Goya collection, including many of his sculptures.

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