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Monday, July 25, 2011

Sketch Machinery or People? Both!

I enjoyed a Sydney Sketch Club meeting at Powerhouse Museum. Huge and a playground for children. We, too, went back to kids?! and had a fun. So, I upload something mechanical. (*Honest... I'm not a big fan for drawing machinery.) But have a look of this old rusted truck with flat tyres! How eye catchy! I could not resist sketching it. When I carefully looked at the truck, something dried sea-weeds like were on the windshield. Often that see weed is seen on forsaken ships in a sea or on a beach. I wonder, hum...the truck might have be scattered in salt water/beach? Probably, after picking it up, someone or an artist cut out the metals and decorated the truck. Wait. That's contradicted. How it could have stayed in salt water for a long time?Fun to imagine the truck's mysterious "biography" that gives the subject a character. *So, usually, I just look at displayed objects without reading any tag and get my own impression. Then, look up tags. Knowledge and inspiration are different matters.***Wow, my imagination was spot on! The truck is an art work, "Lacie Lorrie". Ingrid Morley gives "Lacie Lorrie" a second life. It is the part of the big event, "Make Lace, Not War." Friends, we, artists can trun anything into beautiful art work with a message!We live with machinery. Once, I tried a bike for the first time. Not easy.Probably, this work is the best for a bike so far. Men and boys' passion for machines are far beyond my understanding.Again, I felt more appetite for sketching people. I sketched another sketch club member while our lunch. Honest, I do not feel comfortable with machines.As if machinery had their own will. Sometimes, I wonder who is a master, a machine or me? I'm far behind from technology and often frustrated with complicated machines. If I could go back to Stone Age, no machine time, it could be more peaceful...? No weapons, no tv, etc, etc, of course, at the expense of convenience.But I believe good relationships deliver home happiness without machinery.

Happy painting and have a wonderful week!




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54 comments:

  1. You did some wonderful sketches of machinery, Sadami! But I must admit, I like your people sketches more! Your Stone Age sketch is fabulous, the sky makes a beautiful painting! xx Judy

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  2. Oh, Judy, thank you so much!
    Me,too, I re-recognize myself as a portraitist and picture book illustrator. Very happy to know you like the Stone Age family cartoon! Me,too!!
    Cheers,ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞSadami

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  3. Sadami, así ha quedado tu automovil después del Week wend??? Uy! Uy! Je,je.
    Me encantan esas motos que has dibujado y pintado. Sabes hacer de todo!!!!! te felicito!
    Sí, si volviésemos a la edad de piedra...No te habría conocido!!! Y sería muy triste!!
    Así que acepto lo moderno...pero con moderación.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Me encantan tus sketches, gran dibujo y belleza en el color, el último es muy lindo y divertido.
    Un abrazo afectuoso y saludos.

    I love your sketches, great drawings and beautiful colors, the latter is very cute and funny. A big hug and greetings.

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  5. Oh my that last painting is so full of happiness and sunlight. I love it!

    You might not like painting machines but we would never know from these beauties. You give machines life!,

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  6. Fantástico reportaje, Sadami. Me gustan tus motocicletas y tu camión. Tus personajes maravillosos, como siempre.
    Feliz semana. Un abrazo.

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  7. i love the motorcycle! I really likeyour art! Keep it up Sadami!

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  8. Great post, Sadami. I too have a certain dislike for machines that break down and cost lots of money to fix or replace. Had a microwave once, it broke; no more microwave and I'm just as happy, probably more happy since I didn't spend more money. :)Not that I am stingy with my cash, by any means. I just think "less is more", who needs "stuff" when as you say "good relationships" deliver more happiness than machines. Wise, Sadami! Enjoy your day!

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  9. Wonderful paintings Sadami. I particularly like the colour of the motor bike, you have captured the shine on it so well. Have a great week!

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  10. Is there nothing you can't draw? You might hate machines, but your paintings say otherwise.

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  11. Muy Muy bueno.
    Fantástiken!!!
    Un saludo desde Huesca, España.
    http://manuellores.blogspot.com/

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  12. Sadami, you may prefer to paint people over machines, but your machines are so good too! You're very versatile!
    Glad you had a lovely weekend, same here :)
    xx

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  13. But Sadami, your machines have 'personality'!

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  14. Sadami, you show that a good artist puts all the shapes together and does it with accuracy. You might not be friends with machines, but one can not tell that from your paintings, it looks like you found the beauty in them, and showed respect for them too. All your paintings are so good. Thanks for sharing them. I wonder where the truck was too..it is lovely that it has had many lives...like a cat!

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  15. Hi, Harlequin,
    Thank you! Very happy with your kind say.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  16. Hahaha, Joshemari,
    Podría ser mi coche después de un fin de semana! Sé que su pasión por las máquinas. Tienes que venir al Museo Powerhouse. Que la tecnología de visualización y la historia de los instrumentos, tejidos, robbots, locomotions, bicicletas, coches, barcos, etc arquitectura, etc! Los niños están en el cielo.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hahaha, Joshemari,
    Could be my car after a weekend! I know your passion for machines. You have to come to Powerhouse Museum. They display technology and history from instruments, fabric, robbots, locomotions, bikes, cars, a ship, architecture etc, etc! Kids are in heaven.
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami and your car has been after Week wend?? Oops! Oops! Heh, heh.
    I love those bikes that have drawn and painted. Do everything you know !!!!! I congratulate you!
    Yes, if we return to the stone age ... I would not have known! And it would be very sad!
    So accept the modern ... but in moderation.
    A hug.

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  17. Querido Sand,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Tengo un amplio espectro en mi trabajo de los dibujos animados que, ilustración de libros ilustrados y obras de arte. Espero que se diviertan conmigo!
    Cheers, Sadami


    Dear Sand,
    Thank you so much! I have a broad spectrum in my work from cartoons to, picture book illustration & fine art. I hope you will have fun with me!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Hi, Teri,
    Thank you! Me, too, love that cartoon so much!!
    It was fun to sketch machines. Interesting, many people say I gave machine personality. I should explore any potential.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Oh, Onera,
    Gracias millones!
    Motos me interesa más. Debo explorar mi potencial en cualquier materia.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Oh, Onera,
    Thanks millions!
    Bikes interest me most. I should explore my potential in any subject.
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Oñera said...
    Great story, Sadami. I like your motorcycles and your truck. Your wonderful characters, as always.
    Happy week. A hug.

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  20. Wow~~, Tiff!
    Thank you very much! Me, too, love your art work. Motorcycles interest me most. I was not happy to work for still life, but this experience gives me a lesson to "try everything."
    Cheers,Sadami

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  21. Dear Carol,
    Thank you very much. Your microwave story is interesting. Your say, "less is more" is wise. I do apply it to my watercolour.
    You, too, enjoy your day!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  22. Hello, Ann!
    Thank you. Very interestingly, the bike's owner whispered me, "Women respond to this colour." Yes, indeed, that purple attracts us, girls. Oh, it might be psychology to make love potion or a favorite colour beloved by a different gender.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  23. Hi, Linda,
    Thank you! But that's the point, we, picture book illustrators handle even invisible subjects. Need to challenge everything!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  24. Estimado Manuel,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Usted, también, hacer acuarelas tan hermoso. Por favor, mantener el ritmo.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Dear Manuel,
    Thank you so much! You, too, make so beautiful watercolours. Please keep up.
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Manuel said...
    Very Good.
    Fantastik!
    Greetings from Huesca, Spain.

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  25. Dear Pat,
    Thank you! Your photos on a weekend are so lovely that make me smile. Let us enjoy painting.
    Cheers,ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞSadami xx

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  26. Dear Oregame,
    Thank you!Bikes interest me most. Like you said, interesting, many people's feedback tell that I gave machine personality. I should explore my potential in any subjectʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  27. Hi, Celeste,
    Thank you! Ahahahaha!"Cat!" That's nice. The truck found another life at the museum. I just tried to make my impressions come up on paper and not to stick with a mechanical accuracy. But like your say, interestingly, many people's feedback tells that I gave machine personality. I should explore my potential in any subjectʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  28. Dear Linda,
    Thank you! I've learned that sometimes, changing subject is not bad.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  29. Hi, Sadami
    I love these machines .... I see that you signed up to the club of designers of cars and other machines ... :D ha, ha .... Now seriously, are great but I prefer your sketches about people, portraits ... welcome to the club, ;D ...
    a greeting.

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  30. Dear Toni,
    Ahahahaha!!! Thank you so much! Yes, I love figurative work more than machines. And me, too, love your wonderful paintings and drawings! Keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  31. You are a master of all things you sketch -giving everything a wonderful personality!

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  32. I love your contrasts between man and machine! You can do both beautifully, but I understand your love of the figure. It's the same thing with my love of painting from life verses from photographs. Either way, you are painting!

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  33. Hi,Dora,
    Indeed, it's the interesting contrast between your love of different references. I want to challenge photos, but often they bore me. Mmmm...need practice. I admire your techniques and skills!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  34. Yes, boys love their toys :)
    Your machine drawings are lovely.

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  35. Oh, Evelyn,
    ...and boys will be our TOYs...
    ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ?!
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

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  36. Lol, such a naughty comment! I like it :)

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  37. If I'm going to look at paintings of machinery, I want it to be one of yours. Such personality! But I must admit I too prefer drawing living creatures, maybe not humans though. I'll leave the humans to you -- you who does humans so well.

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  38. Saddam Hello,
    I loved these posts. Drawings and watercolors fantastic super graceful and precise, A class!
    A hug around the studio

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  39. Great sketches of these bikes, Sadami! of course, your portrait sketches are outstanding! Love your post...they always make my day!!

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  40. Dear Elva,
    Thank you! Your art work gives animals and plants personalities(indeed, they have, though!). But also your sensitivity always impresses em. Yes, I love figures most. It's good to have the favorite area that one can come back after exploring other areas. Enjoy sketching and advocate voiceless life on the earth!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  41. Dear Antonio,
    Thank you very much. I admire your challenging spirit and interesting work. Please keep up and work on your style.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  42. Dear Hilda,
    Thank you for encouragements! You, too, make lovely and touchy work. Please keep up and let us work on our own styles.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  43. Maravillosos trabajos Sadami.

    Un saludo desde Bilbao.

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  44. Hi,Montse,
    Thank you so much! Very happy to know you enjoy my work.
    Cheers,Sadami

    Hola Montse,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Muy feliz de saber que disfruto de mi trabajo.
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>Montse said...
    Sadami wonderful works.
    Greetings from Bilbao.

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  45. Hello Sadami!!
    really greats!!
    regards

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  46. Dear Carlos,
    Thanks millions!! Yours, too!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  47. brilliant bike sketches sadami ..not easy you make it look easy :) ciao jane

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  48. Hi, Jane,
    Thank you! You, too, make washes look easy, but not easy!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  49. Hola, María,
    ¡Muchas gracias!
    Mantener sus actividades de arte!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi, Maria,
    Thank you sooo much!!!
    Keep up your art activities!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  50. Sadami,
    I agree with you on machines ...
    I prefer the peace to hear a bird singing,
    than a television talker, full of ads
    maddening!
    ................
    but this watercolor, the truck is the best!
    wow! very good! I loved it!

    you always exercise our minds,
    concepts and preconceptions in your posts! ...
    thanks! :))

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  51. Dear Denise,
    Thank you! You have a right mind and a fresh pink heart to feel something good and to tell which is right. Please keep them all for the next generation.
    Regarding the truck, many sketch club members like it, too. We've decided to visit there again this Sunday for sketchingʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,Sadami

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