Home from the Holy Lands

Sketch journal entry, St Jerome

I’m home from my tour of the holy lands. I didn’t get the chance to complete my sketch journal. We were constantly on the move! So I’ll be working on finishing it using the photos from my trip as a guide. The dates on the sketches won’t be when they were sketched, but instead, when the images were captured. Here is a sketch of the statue of St Jerome. St Jerome is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin.

Sketching in the Holy Lands

I’m trying to document my trip to the holy lands in my sketchbook. I brought 2 sketchbooks with me. I have a small one with 60 pages where I can write notes and do quick sketches on the go. My second book is a larger, 5.5” x 8.5”, extra heavy weight mixed medium pad. I’ve also been taking photos so I can use them as a reference for later. This sketch is called Herodian. The site is currently under excavation. Herodian is Herod‘s palace that he erected on top, and inside, inside a man made mountain. I sketched this from photo references.

Herodian, sketch book entry. 8.5” x 11”