I found this beast in a dusty corner of my favourite vintage shop in Jaffa. It’s far from pristine, but it’s so overbuilt that it still works. The body is Bakelite and somehow still whole, and even the green shavings receptacle isn’t cracked. I haven’t been able to find anything about the Faber Castell 52/18 (except for an eBay listing that says that it’s rare), but I love the design enough to wish that they were still being made today. Something about that green cutout in the black body just works.
A lucky find in the Jaffa flea market, three pencils and one coloured pencil made by Jerusalem Pencils, likely in the 70s or maybe the 80s, for the IDF.
It looks like another year without winter here. I drew this during an Urban Sketchers sketch crawl, but since the sun was right in my face and it was blazing hot (31 degrees centigrade), I didn’t place the shadows properly.
Moleskine large watercolour notebook, Lamy Safari medium, Rohrer and Klingner Emma SketchINK, Schmincke watercolours.
Back to Jaffa’s flea market this time, though I hadn’t much time to draw too many people. Every sketch here was done in two minutes or less, as the subject was moving.
A quick 10 minute #UrbanSketch on a Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook, with a Kuretake Disposable Brush Pen (Fine), and Faber Castell PITT artist brush pen in Light Indigo 220.
Tel Aviv view of Jaffa.