Trip to Israel, Part 3

After lounging around Tel Aviv and the Binyamina region, we headed up to Yerushaluyim. These pages cover an evening exploring the ever-growing craft beer culture in Israel (chili-spiced wheat ale, anyone?) as well as our friend’s apartment in the Katamon neighborhood, which I sketched at the end of the night. There are two drawings done in the Old City, including the Kotel HaMa’ariv and some random architecture. And finally, more Israeli food; this time some good ‘ol  and very delicious Hummus with meat, plus a little Turkish coffee spiced with cardamon!

In doing these drawings, I realized I’d brought the wrong colors for Israel. My assortment of markers and colored pencils are more honed for the conservative tones of Washington, DC than the vibrant palette of Israel. Next time, I’m bringing more hues of beige for the marble architecture, plus plenty of pink, magenta, and turquoise for Israel’s spectacularly-colored skies, especially late in the day as the sun begins to set.

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.

Enjoy…

Upcoming Israel Sketches…

Busy time and late night here for this tired little Sketchbook Warrior; just scanned and processed more sketchbook pages from my recent trip to Israel. In the next few days, I’ll do a larger postings (or just a large post) of all of the sketches done in my new 3.5″ x 5.5″ Handbook, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come…