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Monday, July 4, 2011

Sketch Movement : Ice Skating & Falling Kids

We're enjoying skating in the middle of winter! Council has set an ice skating rink in front of Parramatta Town Hall. At the opening ceremony, this happy young man showed off a big kiss mark, awaiting his girl friend performing an ice dance. What a hot man in this dreadful winter!OK, this week, I'd like to chat over "skating," particularly, slipping kids on a skate rink. Most children seem to be not so familiar with skating. Children enjoys "slip, sliding away ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ° ·. •*• ♫° • ♫."
Great fun and luxury for me to sketch slipping kids. You may think it's hard to draw movements, in fact, NOT. Just look at slipping children carefully. Find a pattern of serial actions. Once, the pattern is found, pick up the most impressive scene. Very exciting for me to catch the critical moments of "unbalancing," "falling" and following movements.

Some children--most are boys-- bravely challenge an ice rink. Oh, physics experiments, objects cannot stand well on a surface without friction?! But children soon learn how to skate and begin to enjoy a smooth run, even though a bit different from "elegant."







Very young kids and girls are awkward. They walk with Penguins. Not bad. Wobbling is very cute and even pretty like ducklings. Parents are happy to take photos.
Soon, children realize my sketching. Some hung on the wall and won't go away from me. A sketcher becomes popular at once anywhere.
"Can you draw me?"
"Well, Sweetie, I'm sketching slipping kids. If there's any drama, I may draw you..."
The girl, actually, quite a good skater, dares to perform a big stumble.
"No, Sweetie, I want to sketch natural movements." We have a laugh.
I do not use photos at all to capture figures.
In the observation, when children wobble, their hands' positions are very interesting. A head's angle and position is so fascinating, too. I look and draw from varied angles, as many as possible.Once, my eyes understand the movements, I can drawing children with simple lines. The lesser, the better. Simple lines are clearer than too many lines. For me, catching the pattern or the connection of each movement is the key. After getting it, rebuilding movements on paper is not so hard. Even without looking at subjects, you can make fresh and lively work in a studio.

So, I always sketch and have fun!

Happy painting, Friends!!


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58 comments:

  1. Sadami, this is such a great post! First the hot young man is a wonderful painting! And I laughed at all the stumbling and falling children, knowing exactly how they feel! What great inventions, those penguins, never seen them before! Thanks for your wonderful sketches!

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  2. Hi,Judy, Thank you! Oh, you're always so nice. But very happy to know my sketches make you laugh. Me, too, want to know who made those penguins?? Enjoy summer fully!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  3. La dificultad de captar el momento parece que no existe cuando contemplo tus dibujos. Siempre es gratificante el paseo por tu blog.
    Fantásticos trabajos, Sadami.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Sadami, First can I say I really have trouble getting the concept that you are having Winter at the moment and we are having a blazing HOT day here in Summer.....so strange! Secondly, your sketches are amazing, you are clever to get the 'movement' of falling (sorry for those who do fall though-I remember the feeling!). I do find looking at your 'free-flowing' (my phrase) sketches - they give me the enthusiasm to sketch people en plein air more. Thank you Sadami for a brilliant post......ann

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  5. Sadami, eres genial haciendo estos dibujos tan difíciles en movimiento. Fantásticos!!!!
    Ese joven primero que has dibujado...fuiste tú quien le dio el beso? Pues, menudo conflicto cuando le vea su novia!!!
    Qué suerte de estar en invierno! aquí hace mucho calor!
    Un beso... como el del dibujo. je,je,je.

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  6. Hi, sadami. I admire your ability to capture fast movements, such as stumbles! Anyway, it is incredible that you skate in your country while here we lie sunbathing on the beach! Cheers.

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  7. Love that red hair! The sketches of kids are like watching a video. Great tips.

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  8. Hola, Onera,
    Gracias millones! Entradas de su blog y obras de arte, también nos dan alegría. Vamos a nuestro mundo más feliz!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi, Onera,
    Thanks millions! Your blog posts and art work, too, give us joy. Let's our world happier!
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>>Onera said...
    The difficulty of capturing the moment it looks like there when I look at your drawings. It is always gratifying to walk through your blog.
    Fantastic work, Sadami.
    A hug.

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  9. Dear Ann,
    Oh, please remember, we, downunder is in winter. Very happy to kbow you enjoyed my sketches that give me ideas of developing for bigger work. Have fun in sketching anything, anyone and everything.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  10. Estimado Joshemari,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Jejeje, yo quería darle un gran beso, pero, por desgracia, "vendido ya." Por lo tanto, "Siguiente por favor." Sí, el amor es un campo de batalla y, a menudo tratamos de establecer la "seguridad" en los amantes. Disfrute de dibujar y hacer el mundo más feliz.
    Abrazo y un beso! Sadami

    Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much! Hehehe, I wanted to give him a big kiss, but unfortunately, "ALREADY SOLD." So, "Next please." Yes, love is a battle field and often we try to set "security" on lovers. Enjoy sketching and make world happier.
    Hug and kiss! Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, great doing these drawings are so difficult to move. Fantastic!!
    That first girl you drew ... it was you who gave him the kiss? Well, you see often conflict when his girlfriend!
    What luck to be in winter! it's hot here!
    A kiss ... like the drawing. heh, heh, heh.

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  11. Oh, Albert,
    Thank you for a kind say. Yes, please remember, we, down-under is in winter, not bad?! Come over Sydney to escape from sticky summer?!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  12. Hi, Oregame,
    Thank you! Very happy to know you enjoyed the post. Yes, let us enjoy this COOL weather fully. Setting a rink is a great idea and successful.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  13. it is wonderful how you capture "action"!

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  14. Oh, Cleste,
    Thank you and biiig hug!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  15. Wonderful sketches of movement, I can see how you are right about simplifying . Have a great week.

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  16. Wow this is the cool pics dude keep it up..

    Graffiti artists

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  17. Hi Sadami:)
    Funny that you are in the middle of winter and we are enjoying summer:) well....enjoying...the Norwegian summer is very, very wet and so I do a bit of painting...around the windows in the livingroom;)

    Have fun go skating, Sadami - and don`t break an arm;)

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  18. Dear Jane,
    Thank you for encouragements. You, too, enjoy painting!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Dear Graffiti artists,
    Thank you and very happy to now you enjoy my work. You, too, make wonderful work!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Dear Annepa,
    Yes, I know your feeling very well. Hard to imagine an opposite season. It means, will you have summer holidays? Enjoy sunshine. I'd visit your country.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  21. Hi Sadami, it looks incredible to me the facility you drew these sketches and how good they are. Fantastic works! Have a nice week! Ciao.
    PS : sorry for my English.

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  22. Oh, Tito, thank you and you say too much for me. Your work and vitality is amazing for me. PS: Your English is inredibly good. Believe me, an English teacher!

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  23. Sadami, your posts are like the very best poetry. You make sketching moving children seem so easy but I struggle - your idea to look for patterns is clever though. I learn a lot from you.
    A warm day here in Wales - I hope you're not too cold! Hugs.

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  24. I am always so delighted to come and visit your wonderful art just for the visual enjoyment. But this one is esoecially helpful about capturing action. Big thanksnto you.
    Stay warm my friend.

    Hugs

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  25. Hi Sadami,

    Your skaters are just so wonderful. Again you amaze me. Its hard enough to sketch and paint people walking by, they are moving even faster when they're skating. You probably are asked if you have a photographic memory by lots of people.

    Wren

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  26. Watering my plants on the deck in the warm sunshine, it is hard to think you are in the cold. I'm sorry, but it'll be your turn soon enough. Love your figures in motion and particularly your initial drawings before you develop them.Very informative.

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  27. Dear Gillian,
    Thank you! Capturing kids is not hard, once eyes learnt a pattern. If my drawings are wrong, my eyes tell me where to correct.
    Oh, you're in summer. Today, we, in "New South Wales", have a very strong wind blowing leaves. Yes,I'll keep myself warmʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  28. Hi, Teri,
    Thank you so much!
    Your blog always keep us HEARTWARM! Please keep up your LOVE power.
    Cheers&Hugs,Sadami

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  29. Dear Wren,
    Thank you! My quick drawings amaze people. Yes, some ask me how to make it. But most adults realize I'm a professional at once, respect me and keep silent. Some parents were eager to know how I draw their kids.
    Based on these sketches, I'm working on joyful illustrations. Wren, keep up your wonderful blog. Really look forward to it!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  30. Wow, Linda, thank U for the comment from a sunshine heaven! Very happy to know you enjoy intitial drawings!! (*I was worried if these bored viewers.)I love your blog. Your posts are very enjoyable and paintings are full of challenging spirit. Please keep up!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  31. Dear Sadami!!!
    Winter provides us with some very different situations, huh? Interesting and fun this theme, chosen by you!
    I can only congratulate you because the drawings are excellent capture movement so fast, it's a trial!
    And the best part is that you also spend a great time! :)) Drawing and painting with people, who will become your friends!
    Congratulations on your mood and for sharing!
    Cheers!

    ps: the guy stamped with the kiss, is tops!

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  32. さだみさん
    有難う。さだみさんの絵が大好きです。さだみさんは上手です。実は、人間の絵を描けるのはとても難しいです。。。たくさん練習が必要です。

    気をつけて :)
    エベリン。

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  33. Really great work, especially the gestures.

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  34. You make the process fo sketching people sound so easy, Sadami - but I know there are years of practise behind you. I had to smile at the child "draw me!" who attempted a big fall for you! Enjoy your season and the opportunities for sketching it brings. xx

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  35. Your slipping and sliding children are just wonderful! What fun seeing all the children crashing and having fun.

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  36. Dear Denise,
    Yes, we're enjoying winter! Thank you for kind words. True, sketching makes friends. BTW, Do you go for sketching sometime?
    Hahaha, the guy with the big kiss mark happily took a photo of my painting!

    You're ahead of a computer era. One day, please organize workshops for me, a biginner.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  37. エベリンさん, ありがとう!
    エベリンさんの絵と写真が大好きです。
    いつのまに, そんなにたくさんの難しい漢字をおぼえたのかしら?ビックリするやらウレシイやらです。 そうですね、人の絵をかくのは大変ですが、とても楽しいです!いっしょに, がんばりましょうネ。
    Love&Smile, Sadami

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  38. Hi, Tim!
    Thank you so much! Let's have fun and joy in art! Yey!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  39. Dear Pat,
    ...yes, spot on. It takes years to come to my current level. But step by step, we can go far.
    Hahaha! Yes, not only that girl, many children want me to sketch them. These days, everyday, telly news broadcast our little skate rink. Yes, I'll enjoy skethcing!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  40. Dear Elva,
    Thank you! Nothing different from your enthusiasm for sketching the awe of wild life in beautiful nature. Let's have fun together!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  41. Venciendo a los duendes informáticos he conseguido al fin hacerme fan de su blog, que me resulta FANTÁSTIKEN.
    Un saludo desde Huesca, España.
    http://manuellores.blogspot.com/


    Overcoming computer elves finally I got me a fan of your blog, I find FANTASTIKEN.
    Greetings from Huesca, Spain.
    http://manuellores.blogspot.com/

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  42. Dear Sadami. If anybody looks at your sketches and reads your post, they will think that painting slipping children is a piece of cake, but I know that you need long hours of observation and practice if you want to be successful and you are.
    By the way, I'm sitting on the sofa with the fan on while I'm writing to you. We live in a crazy world ;-)

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  43. Hi, Manuel,
    Thank you! I'm already a big fan of your art work! Enjoy the exhibition and hope it will go well!!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hola Manuel,
    ¡Gracias! Ya soy un gran fan de su trabajo de arte! Disfrutar de la exposición y espero que vaya bien!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  44. Dear Anna,
    You know it's a "whole" of cakeʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Yes, it's funny, we're in opposite seasons. Some Australians dare to celebrate Christmas in July, because of a weather.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  45. These are so fantastic Sadami! You capture life perfectly!! :)

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  46. Oh, what wonderful movement sketches! Thanks for the tips :) Enjoy your winter--I wouldn't mind a bit milder weather here rather than the scorching heat we are experiencing.

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  47. Hi, Crystal,
    Thank you so much! You, too, capture life.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  48. Dear Meera,
    Thanks! Come over Sydney to escape from summer. Nice?!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  49. These sketches are so beautiful, Sadami! So full of life, of immediacy! You are a master in capturing the fleeting moments! Thank you for your tips! Here we are in the middle of summer, there you are in the middle of winter... it is so strange and fun that we can share all those things in real time, isn't it? A kiss!

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  50. Hi, busy Cristina!
    Lovely wife, Happy mom and artist. Thank you for a kind encouragement. You're the master of handling wash and the expert of depcting emotions in an elegant way. Please keep up and lead us.
    A kiss! Sadami

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  51. Once again, I look at your post and wonder how you capture that "moment" so quickly. I love that second sketch....Looks like me many,many years ago!

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  52. Hi, Hilda,
    Thank you! Just we need a bit patience and keep trying drawing. No magic. I'm planning to make these primary sketches into one watercolour, full of fun.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  53. Sadami, you are having so much fun painting these kids. Your work is spontaneous. Really inspiring.

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  54. Dear Asit,
    Thank you for visiting and kind comment, despite you're in the dessert. You make so beautiful watercolours. Please keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  55. Sadami, what a fantastic series of sketches showing the movement of people.
    Hope I'll achieve this result some day with my dreawings... :)
    Un beso!

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  56. Great artwork in capturing the movements. Awesome paintings!!!

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  57. Dear AnAis,
    Thank you very much! Sure, you'll make it happen soon. Just keep drawing. Me,too, have been doing it for years.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  58. Dear Grade Based Activities,
    Thank you very much! I hope you will keep enjoying my art work.
    Cheers,Sadami

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