Part 8 of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto, to “show the world, one drawing at a time,” has a flip side: Sketching enables me to see my own world, one drawing at a time.
In the last four years, it is not an exaggeration to say that Urban Sketchers has changed my life.
Of course, we have seashores, which calm us a little bit.
I love to sit in a corner of some Tel-Aviv coffee shop and explore relationships: between people, their environment, between myself.
Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook.Sketching one of the world’s most famous icons felt like a dream come true – the ultimate in urban sketching.But although I can’t resist sketching world-famous icons whenever I’m fortunate enough to see them, for me, urban sketching is much more than that.All this unique local mix of cultures, languages and styles is always a great source for inspiration.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.