Urban sketching is a tree with its middle chopped away to accommodate Seattle’s ubiquitous power lines.It’s about a couple of women chatting over coffee, or about workers roofing the house next door. I don't feel comfortable when I leave home without a sketchbook and some pens in my bag.I think that my way to put things in my memory is to draw them. I live in a very dynamic surrounding — Israel is a warm country with warm weather and warm people.
You need to be fast, because, as I said, everything is very dynamic. Sometimes, I look around, and I find some usual items like sugar bags or napkins. Sometimes I draw directly on placemats."• Marina's art on Flickr.• Marina's website.
It’s about an excavator filling a hole where a cherry tree once stood.
Or the Tibetan monastery I drive by frequently that I couldn’t resist because it’s bright orange.
Urban sketching is a string band performing at a local farmers’ market – or perhaps in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Celebrating the mundane as well as the famous is what urban sketching is all about.