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”

People Sketching Practice

Sunday morning at Panera

Panera Bread on a Sunday morning is a great place to get some practice sketching random people. I am going to go to various public places and capture a collection people. The object is to not only to get better at portraying their gestures or moods, but to tell a story. The above sketch is only one paragraph of the story I aim to tell. A collection of paragraphic sketches will hopefully start to form a story.

Poem about Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em

Fracas

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Peace and quiet helps me think.

To meditative state sink.

Many thoughts together link

In journal as write in ink.

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Noisiness drives me to brink.

Thought process acquires kink.

Oncoming head ache will stink.

So must join fracas I think.

–                       – June Nash