This book includes over 100 Israel in Color drawings that were created using a freehand drawing technique on smart phone screen without which such a comprehensive project could not have been achieved.
Smartphone Drawing Technique
All the paintings in this book are based on a technique that I have developed in the past: I made free hand drawings only from a direct view (without a photography) using a digital pen directly on my cell phone screen, usually Samsung Note 4 or Note 8. This method is named Digital Free Hand or in short, DFH. During the drawing stage, I almost do not look at the screen. This creates a direct eye contact between the subject been drawn and my hand without mediation of my thoughts. In addition, the availability of the phone also allows me to pull it out of my pocket and to draw an instant event that I like. My studio is located in my shirt pocket.
His works are both complex and simple, fast and precise, quick but detailed, schematic and deep. The free pen strokes on the phone’s screen and the thin lines provide his illustration with a light, airy look.
… Michael’s unique technique and language deepen the special connection between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and create a bridge between them, to the point that they sometimes seem to be one city.