יום שלישי, 18 בספטמבר 2018

Urban Sketchers Symposium 2018 in Porto I Part 2

Porto became one of the favorite destinations for tourism in Europe.
The city definitely deserves this attention for its beauty but also for the kindness of its locals !

I kept the sketchbook offered during the symposium by the sponsor LEUCHTTURM1917 to draw the people I met there. To remind me of the atmosphere between the sketchers during the symposium, portraiting people from all around the world, so happy to meet again in Porto…

Openning reception in Alfândega do Porto
Openning reception in Alfândega do Porto
Openning reception in Alfândega do Porto
Openning reception in Alfândega do Porto
Drink and draw meeting in Ribeira square
Drink and draw meeting in Ribeira square
Drink and draw meeting in Ribeira square
Final sketchcrawl in Praça da Liberdade
Final sketchcrawl in Praça da Liberdade
Closing reception in Alfândega do Porto
Closing reception in Alfândega do Porto
Closing reception in Alfândega do Porto • The 3 great correspondants
Closing reception in Alfândega do Porto
… Then I sketched also people in the streets, locals taking care of their guests or having a nice meal in a small restaurant.

Near Alfândega do Porto • Refugio 112
Near Alfândega do Porto • Refugio 112
Refugio 112 • 112 rua Armenia (Near Alfândega do Porto)
Nina, the daughter of the owner, watched me sketching the 2 previous drawings so I asked her to stand in front of me to do her portrait
Dona Arepa, Venezuelian food • 221 rua de Cedofeita
Churrasqueira • 136 Campo Martires da Patria
Thanks to all the organizers, the volunters
My last and next post about Porto will be about the workshops I attended… 

יום ראשון, 16 בספטמבר 2018

יציאת שרבוט לשוק נמל ת"א

שלושה חדשים עברו מאז המפגש האחרון של הקבוצה - וזה המוןןןן זמן! בלי הפגישות של הקבוצה שמדרבנות לצאת למדרכות ת"א היה לי קל להשאר כל הקיץ במזגן, להתעצל ולהחליד :) לכן המפגש אתמול בנמל ת"א היה כל כך משמח! היה כיף לפגוש את החברים הישנים, להכיר פנים חדשות, לשרבט ולהזיע :)

התחלתי בלונג שוט בפורמט גדול על גבי קופסאת קורנפלקס פרוסה. ציירתי, ציירתי וציירתי... והציור לא נגמר, אולי הגזמתי הפעם בגודל? התחלתי להילחץ שלא אספיק לצייר עוד נקודות מבט בשוק. אחרי שעה וחצי הצלחתי להשתלט על הקרטון שלי ולעבור הלאה. 



עשיתי כמה סיבובים ותפסתי כמה סקצ'ים מהירים של דמויות בשוק. 

נוכחות השרבטנים היתה מורגשת בשוק הלא גדול הזה, ישבנו בכל מקום פנוי וזכינו להתעניינות ידידותית מצד המוכרים והקונים. הפעם כמה מנשואי הציורים שלי ביקשו ממני לקבל את הציורים "שלהם"... אבל אני, רכושנית שכמותי, סירבתי בנימוס :)



היה כיף לחזור לפעילות, תודה למרינה על הארגון!

יום רביעי, 12 בספטמבר 2018

Urban Sketchers Symposium 2018 in Porto I Part 1


In July took place in Porto, Portugal the 9th Symposium of Urban sketchers. I was lucky enough to be there and enjoy the beauty of the city and the kindness of the locals ! The city offers many angles to sketch, it's very colorfull, light and shades are very contrasted due to the sun but also because of the narrow small streets. It always takes time for me to figure out what techniques to use to describe and be truthfull towards what I have in front of my eyes… Here are my sketches, trying different approaches in my Moleskine sketchbook.


Lamy fountain pen ink and watercolor
Lamy fountain pen ink and watercolor
Lamy fountain pen ink and watercolor
Watercolor and watercolor pencils
Watercolor and watercolor pencils
Here is a funny story… I did this following drawing from the window of my guesthouse the first day I arrived. The building on the other side of the street was a ruin and the roof full of holes. The windows were broken but still, but you could still see the beauty of the windows… 

Watercolor and watercolor pencils
… Workers started to come the next morning and demolish the roof… 5 days later, I did another drawing:  the roof totally disappeared and I could discover the iron work of the staircase inside. 
Does this building still exist today ?

Lamy fountain pen ink and watercolor
I tryed here to work in direct watercolor, which is not my habit…

Watercolor
Watercolor
Watercolor
And to finish this post, I want to show you a playfull attempt with ink and collage, stealing my son's (used) origami papers to evokes the azulejos of Porto, the colorful ceramics on the buildings…

Pentel brush pen and collage
Japanese brush pen and collage
Collage with origami paper
I guess that you will wonder where is the huge amount of people I could meet in Porto… In a next post, I will show the sketches I did of the funny faces of tourists, sketchers and locals I drew in the LEUCHTTURM1917 sketchbook offered by the sponsor during the symposium !