Marina Grechanik, Israel

Marina Grechanik ©byAuroreVigne

Marina Grechanik was born in Belorussia and graduated from an art academy in Minsk. She now lives in Israel and has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for the last 15 years. Marina regularly takes part in local art and illustration exhibitions and projects. Marina initiated the USk Israel group – regularly leading sketchcrawls and coordinating the Urban Sketchers Israel blog. She planned and instructed several urban sketching workshops for children and adults, amongst them “Urban Life” together with Ea Ejersbo at the USk symposium in Barcelona.

Sketching is one of Marina’s passions. Everywhere she travels, she takes her sketchbook along with her. But the real essence of urban sketching for her is finding stories in everyday routines, and combining sketching with daily tasks like taking care of her children, working, or running errands. “A sketchbook and a simple pen – that is all you need to go on a journey every day. Drawing is seeing, so you just need to open your eyes wider and start to sketch!”

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