At the Jerusalem Market

a booth at an outdoor market

At the Jerusalem Shuk

Today I stopped by Jerusalem’s traditional open air market, the Mahane Yehuda Market, sometimes known as the shuk. It is a very busy place and I had been trying to get my courage up to draw there. I shouldn’t have worried, I went unnoticed and was able get five sketches, each simpler than the previous.

I began by trying to draw it all and the earlier drawings are full to the brim with pencil drawn details. This is the final sketch and because I used a Sharpie marker I was forced to simplify it all. I like that it tells a story about shopping with bold shapes, clear line,  bright colors and a triangle of white space across the page.

This is a marker and watercolor sketch on multimedia paper.




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