Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Figaro the cat. Cat’s have it all – admiration, an endless sleep and company only when they want it ~ Rod Mckuen
Sketch of the day in my moleskine artjournal: Istanbul street cat.
The city where there is a cat beneath every chair. Istanbul looks after the street cats and dogs. They r tagged, vaccinated and neutered. The people feed them and sometimes they have make shift homes. This is the most animal loving place I’ve ever been to.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a water pipe called Shisha or Nargile in Turkey. Smoking Nargile is Turkish past time.
Flavoured tobacco, for example apple which is a classic flavour, is wrapped in a foil and placed at the top bowl on top of hot coal. The smoke is drawn down to the base where cold water cools and filters it before it is inhaled.
Smoking Nargile is a social past time where friends get together in a cafe to relax. Each person is given their own plastic mouthpiece for hygiene purposes. When one person is done with smoking the Nargile, the hosepipe is placed on the table and the next person will pick it up.
Sketch of the in my moleskine art journal are vintage cast iron industrial hooks inspired from my walks around Istanbul, Turkey. I love discovering all the little things around the city. It’s not just about the architecture. It’s things big and small. The people and the food. The light. The rain. The smells.
I normally dont draw people but this is a request from my #instagram friend Alisha who wanted to give something special to her cousin Katie who’s turning 8 on the 23rd April. She loves Frozen so this is a birthday card I drew for her from Istanbul.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: Elsa and Olaf from Frozen.