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Monday, May 9, 2011

Sketching Brings Friends : Capture Moment & Beauty of Life

I'll chat over quick watercolour on people around us. I usually sketch people just sitting next to me. Always sketching brings me new friends.This guy's beard, moustache, so gentle eyes and very very soft smile melt away my heart at a flea market. Quite rare to find a young beard man with a so nice smile. After getting his and his girl friend's permission, I got on sketching! Technically, I pinned down only the necessary information on paper. Also, light was interesting. Wow, this young man was on the way to get a PhD of applied math and the girl friend was, too, going to get another PhD. (*Why does a PhD holder tend to have a big moustache??) We enjoyed a chat, while I sketched him. At once, the hand craft jewellery artist at a stall came to me and we became friends. Do you come across artists and sketch them? I love it. Often their high tension has beauty. Below, I met a man taking a video in the Botanical Garden. His passion touched my heart. After quickly sketching him, I came to know he was the famous documentary director! His partner was a very big name as a portraitist who uses collage. Very lovely to know each other. They were working on film making as a couple. We'll keep in touch. Yey! Unfortunately, some of us, artists tend to be socially isolated in studios. Being a lone wolf is not good. So, I join events as many as possible. Last week, I attended the seminar on contemporary art & artists. Over there, I made friends with other two lovely artists. The agendas were contemporary artists' difficulties in cracking into market, which often result in commercially unsuccessful. Contemporary artists' struggle is nothing different from me, a traditional illustrator. A bit surprise. In my eyes, exhibitions, galleries and art market tend to embrace contemporary art. So, I chose portraits for a life long pursuing work, because a traditional style will remain as a main stream in portraits. Mmmm....the truth is that whatever the style is, an artist is having the same trouble in society.
I sketch anyone at anywhere.
Another fun encounter I made was at a Chinese restaurant in the evening. The shop demonstrates making noodles and dumplings in a show window. Always four or five working people face a street(= They and onlookers cannot carry a conversation in sounds). Very interesting. I always look at it with a big curiousity from a street. One staff's smiling and rosy cheeks were so nice. Quickly sketched him making dumplings(?). Now, in the window all the workers began to make big "Wows" and asked me to come in with a body language. Ooops, I thought of a boundary issue and a manager. When I was just leaving there, the manager was coming to the window. (*Phtew!! Hahaha! Weldone, Sadami!)
From now on, the shop workers and I will smile at each other.
Making friends with others is my greatest bonus. Blessed are artists! Sketching captures a moment and friezes the beauty of our life. Eternity is in sketches. Unpacked beauty of life always reaches viewers forever and ever.
...and my sketches and art work are dedicated for us, ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Happy painting!!





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56 comments:

  1. Hola Sadami, muy interesante como usas tu arte para hacer amigos, tendrían que hacer las guerras con lapiz y papel, haciéndose retratos unos al otro, seguro que el mundo iría mucho mejor, tus dibujos siempre son magníficos, hacer esto en la calle, en poco tiempo no esta al alcance de cualquiera, eres una gran dibujante, sigue haciendo amigos
    Saludos.

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  2. Dear Francis,
    Thank you. Really, naturally, skethcing brings me friends. I do not intend to make friends with target people at all. It happily happens on others and me through sketching. Drawing and painting is equal to who I am! I'm sure you make friends with others through your art activities.
    Kind regards, Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    Gracias. En realidad, naturalmente, skethcing me trae amigos. No tengo la intención de hacer amigos con gente de destino en lo absoluto. Aunque sí sucede en los demás y conmigo a través de bocetos. Dibujo y la pintura es igual a lo que soy! Estoy seguro de que hacer amigos con otros a través de las actividades de su arte.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hello, very interesting how you use your art to make friends, have to make wars with pencil and paper, making pictures about the other, surely the world would be better, your drawings always are great, do this in the street, little time is not available to everyone, you're a great artist, still making friends
    Greetings.

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  3. It is every week a real treat how you take us with you on your sketching adventures! So nice that you make friends through sketching, you are such a nice person! I like the Chinese man with the rosy cheeks most!

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  4. Dear Judy,
    Thanks millions! Me, too, like the Chinese chief so much. He wanted to take a photo of my work, but the manager came up. Maybe, next time, when I pop up there. Hehehe!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Thanks to your wonderful sketches, I vividly see those nice people, great that sketching brings so much joy to you and to your "models".
    I'm afraid I would disappoint my models, if find courage to paint them outdoors)).

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  6. Dear Irina,
    Thank you and be kind to yourself. If you like to try outdoors, do it. Bad news first; outdoor sketching takes time to come to my current level. Good news; if you keep trying it day by day, CERTAINLY drawing skills get better. So, let us keep up together.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Hello Sadami, wonderful post. I hope to try plein air painting this summer. You make it look like so much fun.

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  8. Hi, Sadami. After almost a month that circumstances kept me away from the net, I come back and look through your last posts that I find as lovely as always. You are quite a character, Sadami! Cheers.

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  9. Superbe manière de se faire des amis.
    J'ai fait une première sortie croquis avec des amies cette semaine et surprise : une personne est venue discuter avec nous car nous étions devant son jardin. Elle nous a expliqué comment elle avait retauré le vieux four à pain qui était devant nos yeux. Les contacts sont plus faciles et faire des croquis à plusieurs est encourageant et amusant.

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  10. Hi Sadami, you are right. It's very important to meet other people, and people must be happy to meet you and your skecthes. You have smile in your heart for sure !
    Last week I went in Netherlands to see my sister. I stay in France this week and after, I will fly to Tunisia and in June to Croatia. I hope to meet others artists too. I am still looking at your work ! Bises.

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  11. Dear Carol,
    Thank you. I hope you will enjoy plein air painting.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  12. Hi, Albert,
    Oh, I see. (*I wondered what happened on you, as you did not update the blog.)Thank you for the encouragements. You, too, a unique and so lovely character!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Dear Lydie,
    Thank you for a kind comment. You know sharing joy with others through sketching. Sketching brings anyone friends all over the world. Art is universal language!! Let us keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Lydie Cher,
    Merci pour ce gentil commentaire. Vous savez partage la joie avec les autres par le biais d'esquisse. Esquisse réunit les amis quiconque dans le monde entier. L'art est la langue universelle! Luttons sans relâche.
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>Lydie said...
    Superb way to make friends.
    I made a sketch first outing with friends this week and surprise: a person came to talk with us because we were in front of his garden. She explained how she had retaurant old bread oven that was before our eyes. The contacts are easier and make sketches together is stimulating and fun.

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  14. Dear Olivia,
    Thank U! Wow, what a busy lady & artist! You fly around Europe. I really look forward to your stories. Have a wonderful and safe trip.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  15. you did such a good job with all of these drawings/portraits...I bet they look very close to the people, I just bet you always get a good resemblance. Thanks for taking us along!

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  16. Hi, Celeste,
    Thank you! Yes, my work looks like models. So, very fun to share time with models and others. All get excited so much. We have a laugh and cheerful chats.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  17. :) wonderful. I love your stories. Keep having fun.

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  18. Dear Evelyn,
    Thank you! Let us share fun!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Francamente, eres GENIAL.

    Adoro tus acuarelas.

    Saluditos,

    yu

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  20. Dear Yulendys,
    Thank you! I like your watercolours, too!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Estimado Yulendys,
    ¡Gracias! Me gusta tu acuarelas, también!
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>Yulendys said...
    Frankly, you are GREAT.
    I love your watercolors.
    Saluditos,
    yu

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  21. Sketching is indeed a wonderful way to meet people. You are so right Sadami. You've very lucky to be close to a setting so filled with subject matter. Your drawings show your delight.

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  22. I don't know how but you keep getting better and better. You capture the personality of a person right on paper. You inspire me Sadami.
    Hugs

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  23. Dear Linda,
    Thank you. Making from life is wonderful. Very fun. I'm not a type for photos.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  24. Dear Teri,
    Thank you. Your work inspires me, too. Always your paintings are full of love, joy and humour.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  25. dear Sadami,
    your narration, demonstrates and proves how great is your sympathy!
    That you will always remain so!
    communicative, caring and able to capture in brief, the soul of the people portrayed!

    Hope all is well with vice!
    Certainly it is, because seeing your later posts, I guess yes! there are always plenty of life in your works!

    Here, we are fine.
    Me, my hand and the pc! ahahahhhah :))
    thanks for being in my blog! you always welcome!

    a great and real hug for you!!!
    cheers!

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  26. Dear Denise,
    Thank you very much. Always you're welcome, too. Happy to know you're alright. So many followers really look forward to your work. Just take it easy and please be kind to yourself.
    Hugs,smile&cheers,Sadami

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  27. for me it very very nice to look at your works, you know that they give me power???

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  28. Dear Laura,
    Thank you very much! Your work, too, gives me energy and power. Let us enjoy making art work!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  29. Realmente Sadami, lo que tu haces ¡es lo que quisiera hacer! Estoy completamente de acuerdo con tus reflexiones sobre el arte y los artistas.
    Tardé en responder tu alentador mensaje en mi blog, y espero que me comprendas y disculpes. Si tu trabajas en el paisaje, yo deseo hacerlo en la figura humana. Me he comprado un block de papel para acuarela, donde quiero hacer mis experiencias, inspirándome en tus excelentes trabajos, resueltos con tanta rapidez y expresión.Quiero ser una reportera gráfica de mi ciudad, su arquitectura y su gente, y tú serás mi maestra.
    Un abrazo

    Really Sadami, what your faeces it is what it wanted to do! I agree completely with your reflections on the art and the artists.
    I was late in answering your encouraging message in my blog, and I hope that you understand and forgive me. If your you are employed at the landscape, I want to do it in the human figure. I have bought me a block of paper for water-color, where I want to do my experiences, inspiring by your excellent works solved with so much rapidity and expression. I want to be a graphical reportera of my city, his architecture and his people, and you will be my teacher.
    An embrace

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  30. Dear Isabel,
    Thank you for the kind comment. Of course, your apology is accepted and forgive my laziness?!
    I'm sure Isabel, you can do a human figure. Just keep drawing. "Quantity" is needed. I consumed thousands of papers to come to this level. Let us have fun togther. In turn, you can teach me architecture.
    A hug, Sadami

    Querida Isabel,
    Gracias por el amable comentario. Por supuesto, se acepta la disculpa y perdona mi pereza?!
    Estoy seguro de que Isabel, que usted puede hacer una figura humana. Hemos de tener dibujo. "Cantidad" es necesario. Me consume miles de documentos para llegar a este nivel. Tengamos togther diversión. A su vez, usted me puede enseñar la arquitectura.
    Un abrazo, Sadami

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  31. love the contemporary artist - pencil sketch .. how right you are sadami.

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  32. Dear Jane,
    Thank you~~!! Hopefully, I can survive as an artist.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  33. Hi Sadami,

    Really amazing paintings in this post - the woman in the chair by the pool and the dumpling maker are just stunning. I studied your dumpling maker for a long time - the brush work and color are so masterful! Thank you,

    Wren

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  34. Great sketches!! the seated woman is great.
    cheers

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  35. Qué maravilla de retratos!!! Eres una gran artista! Y...tienes razón, dibujando se hacen muchos y muy buenos amigos. Y hago amigos con los niños!
    Me gustaría saber poner color a los dibujos de figuras. Es una asignatura pendiente, para mí.
    Un abrazo.

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  36. Dear Wren,
    Thank you!! Very happy to know you enjoy my work. Indeed, I'm enjoying your work, too, in every post and for a long time.
    Wren, regarding my brush movement, in a relaxed mood, the quicker, the better result comes up.
    My favorite say, "To be a good watercolours takes lifelong...
    plus thirty minutes ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ"
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  37. Dear Carlos,
    Thanks!! I love your work, too. Especially, your MADRE is brilliant!!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  38. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you! My colour use is very simple. For skin, "raw sienna" plus "cadomium orange." Depends on age, image, different colours for shadows such as "burnt sienna" or "Antwerp Blue" or even something "green." **I'm not fussy about cold colours.
    Explore your favorite colours that fit to your own style. Very fun!!
    A hug&smile, Sadami

    Estimado Joshemari,
    ¡Gracias! Mi uso del color es muy simple. Para la piel, "siena natural" y más "naranja cadomium". Depende de la edad, la imagen, diferentes colores para las sombras, como "tierra de Siena quemada" o "Amberes Azul" o incluso algo "verde ". ** No soy quisquilloso con los colores fríos.
    Explora tus colores favoritos que se ajustan a tu estilo propio. Muy divertido!
    Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

    >>>>Joshemari said...
    What wonderful pictures! You're a great artist! Y. .. you're right, drawing made ​​many good friends. And make friends with kids!
    I would like to know how to put color to the drawings of figures. It is a unfinished business for me.
    A hug.

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  39. I so look forward to reading your posts, Sadami. You always bring a smile to my heart as well as my lips :)
    The sketches are filled with light and love.. for people as well as the craft. I love them all :)
    Until next time, my joyous friend *hugs* xx

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  40. Dear Pat,
    Thank you! Me, too, love reading your posts and see your lovely doggy!! It was a great, great bonus that I could meet you on net!
    Cheers&hugs, Sadami

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  41. Sadami , your enthusiasm is so contagious and inspiring...how can you not make friends?! And your talent is so obvious to everybody who see your work ... I love your blog, always puts me in a good mood. Big hug

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  42. Dear Jane,
    Thank you! I'm blessed that I could meet you, a wonderful friend through blogging.
    Big Hugs&Smile, Sadami

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  43. Hi Sadami,
    I like how you made the guy's beard green. When my son was 3 y.o. he painted my portrait and made my hare green. Everyone was asking him: "Anton, why did you make Mom's hair green?" and he answered with the kids smile:"Because it is!!" I was always blonde but he could catch that green in my hair.
    I also love the portrait of the Chinese Chef. He is glowing with happiness. That where we say, the guy is truly enjoys what he is doing.
    Very good post Sadami,
    Thank you,
    Irina

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  44. Der Irina,
    Thank you! Please pass my best wishes to your son and once again, "Congrats" on your 1st prize! Like Anton, I put what I feel into paintings. Probably, that's the divide between touchy work & dull.
    The Chinese dumpling making man always asks me to come in and give him that work from the window!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  45. Dear Sadami,
    I liked the man in the Botanical Garden the most! Very nice expression, as if he were very very into what he was doing.
    And thanks for your comments, honestly, they call a smile on my face every time :)

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  46. Dear Sadami, I am curious, how do you choose people to sketch?

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  47. Great portraits, get to express feelings and thoughts of the characters, I love the naturalness of the gestures. Greetings

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  48. Your sketches are vibrant, alive, and beautiful. I love coming here and seeing your skill.

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  49. ***3 Unpablishable Friends' Comments*** Technical Difficulties in Google
    Apologize for these Friends

    Andrija said...
    Dear Sadami,
    I liked the man in the Botanical Garden the most! Very nice expression, as if he were very very into what he was doing.
    And thanks for your comments, honestly, they call a smile on my face every time :)

    Dear Sadami, I am curious, how do you choose people to sketch?

    Leovi said...
    Great portraits, get to express feelings and thoughts of the characters, I love the naturalness of the gestures. Greetings


    Margaret Bender said...
    "Your sketches are vibrant, alive, and beautiful. I love coming here and seeing your skill."

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  50. Dear Andrija http://pufikas.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for kind comments.I love your magical paintings full of dreams. In addition, the director I sketched is now fond of my work of his portrait.

    Regarding choosing subjects, it's my instinct. I feel something and get on work.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  51. Dear Leovi, http://lafotografiaefectistaabstracta.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for always cheers for me. Your work, too, express your inner world, but it stimulates viewers' inner world at the same time. Please keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  52. Dear Margaret, http://margaretbednar.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for warm encouragements that are my energy to move on. You, too, make lovely art works. Please keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  53. Just came across your blog --wonderful posts and descriptions!! Love your work ! I had seen your work at Urban sketchers which I follow but decided today to come by your blog. Would you please give a list of books you have illustrated?

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  54. Dear Meera,
    Thank you so much. Very happy to know you enjoy my blog.
    I illustrated one book, "Stuck!" You'll find the info on the book here,
    http://sadamisgraffiti.blogspot.com/2010/02/disability-is-ability.html
    or
    http://www.booktopia.com.au/whole-child-lower-primary-k-2/prod9780731274802.html;jsessionid=407BBE4F4B0C9E0AF280E27246C46AE2
    The book is called a "big book" for class discussion.
    Your blog, too, has charming art work. Please keep up!!
    Best wishes,Sadamiʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

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  55. As usual your sketches/paintings are delightful! I am amazed at how happy they always are, (they make me smile)
    You meet so many interesting people!
    Vicki

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  56. Dear Vicki,
    Thank you! Indeed!! So many interesting people. Some of them are very famous. Yes, they are happy nearly all the time. Sometimes, I sketch a crying child and s/he begins to laugh! Parents get so happy. Hahahaha!
    Cheers, Sadami

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