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”

A bit of urban sketching

Urban Sketch, Rosedale Community Players production of Cliffhanger and Francis

Went to see a play yesterday, Cliffhanger, put on by the Rosedale Community Players.  This group never fails to entertain.  It is a cabaret style theatre located in a church.  http://rosedalecommunityplayers.com

So in keeping with the 100 day project and my passion for urban sketching, I captured both part of the stage and my friend, Francis.  

I had only 15 minutes until curtain, though in truth there wasn’t any curtain, so I pulled out my multimedia sketch book.