#urbansketchers Swing and Draw #oneweek100people2018 Day 6

Urban Sketchers Tel Aviv met up outside Beit Chana, a local community centre, for a special Swing and Draw event. Around 20 dancers danced to Swing music out of old records played on two turntables while around 30 of us Urban Sketchers drew them. It was a lovely event and I thoroughly enjoyed myself (I managed to reach my one week 100 people challenge goal during the two and a half hours I was there). I had to leave early due to family obligations but I was so glad that I participated anyway.

Things took a while to get going so I drew some fellow Urban Sketchers as I waited:

Warmup dancing:

Used the Sanford no-blot for the first time here:

Then moved to an 0.3 Staedler pigment liner and a fine Kuretake brush pen:

A lot more couples had joined in at this point and they were moving fast.

I turned to quick gesture drawing to get the most out of the event. Moved to a Faber-Castell blue brush pen for a bit of a change:

Finally broke out a Faber-Castell purple coloured pencil for the last few gestures:

Here’s a little video of the super talented dancers to give you a bit of a sense of things:

All in all a fun event and great drawing opportunity.

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#urbansketchers Swing and Draw #oneweek100people2018 Day 6

Olive Traveler’s Notebook

My new Traveler's Notebook arrived yesterday, the Olive limited edition, and I took some time tonight to customise it.

That's my favourite part of starting a new Traveler's Notebook – setting it up, making it my own – and the main reason I enjoy them so much. This is my fourth TN. I have a Camel limited edition from their 5 year anniversary, a black one, and a pocket one. The camel is my most used
one.
First I decorated the notebook it came with, using Windsor Newton gouache. I love ivy and the greenish tinge if the cover inspired me.

I added a leaf charm to the bookmark and slotted in another notebook — an old Midori sketchbook I had laying around.

That's it, now all that remains is to use it.

P.S. I read a review in some site that these TNs have a suede like feeling to them, but they feel like a normal TN to me.
P. P. S. These covers don't stay pristine for long (and that's their charm), so if you're precious about your things, these aren't for you.

Olive Traveler’s Notebook