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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Answer For "Your Face", New Victim & Book Week

Yahooo, Friends! I'm very busy with preparing for a school visit next Tuesday and the ongoing project. Please forgive me, I will not upload a new post next Monday. After Tuesday, I'd write about the teaching 50 kids experience : 3 times in the afternoon. Gulp?! These events are all in Book Week, August 20th - 26th.
BUT let's have fun, "YOUR FACE" project!
Until a new post, hope you have fun in another painting.

First, answer! The lady is
Olivia. Already several people left the right answer in comments. Thank you. Yes! She's so good at wash -- not laundry -- often challenges interesting themes and subjects. Currently, Olivia is working on 100 washes, too.

Sorry, my portrait of Olivia might not be a kind clue for American Blog friends. But just a game. The point is to make friends with others on net and have fun through blogging.
A portrait is, at least, someone from the followers. So, check members could be practical to find out who it is.
Now, a second victim. Spanish gentleman. He's so fond of watercolour painting, making wonderful landscapes. He enjoys figures, too. In addition, this big boy has been collecting interesting toys, too. Often his collections come up in the posts. (*boys will be boys... and for us, girls, "Boys will be toys"?!).

Based on photos, I made his portrait. Very interesting to use photos for references. I've sketched so many live models. The live models definately help me reconstruct photos into 3D images. In other words, the accumulated experiences compensate photographs' distorted images or missing information. For example, (hope this makes sense!!) my eyes "know" that an oval shape(2D) is, in fact, an egg(3D). My hands follow the eye's interpretation of photos and put values.

Anyway, if anyone can guess who he is, leave a comment! This time, his avatar is not a photo. But Spanish speakers may have an advantage. His "blogs" are popular.

Regarding Olivia's old avatar, I do not have it any more. When I made it, I hit this project's idea. But "Your Face" is at
random and from time to time, not strictly regular. Besides, limited photos or avatar info could not be enough information. So, not sure my paintings will look like the model or not. Just have fun. That's it!
Olivia
In addition, a bit old topic though, it was a part of Book Week. The cartoon competition "READdiscover" was opened for "age 11+." I was definitely over 11. Therefore, I proudly claimed, "Eligible!" Librarians and I had a biiiiig laugh.
Unfortunately, I did not win. Sure, a kid did. But certainly, my work brought our society a cheerful laugh. Yes, that's the point!
OK, pardon me. I'll work on the project and a rehearsal for teaching!
Friends, happy painting!

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36 comments:

  1. Very nice portraits, Sadami. Have fun and good luck with the kids.

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  2. Sadami: geniales los retratos de Olivia y ¿Joshemari?. Con esa pincelada y trazos tan sueltos que te caracterizan has retratado magistralmente a estos dos grandísimos artistas.
    Felicidades y un abrazo.

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  3. Hola Sadami. ¡Fantástico retrato de Joshemari! Un niño un poco más grande que los 50 de la Semana del Libro.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Working 'backwards' from 2D to 3D is good for you as well!
    The kids will love you, you are a natural because you have their freshness of vision.

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  5. Eres "traviesa" (no sé si tendrás la traducción apropiada).
    En francés: Ingenieuse, sagace,rèmuante.
    Un beso!

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  6. Love your paintings, as always. The very best of luck with the children...you're braver than me LOL......ann.

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  7. Thank you Sadami for all your kind words about my painting !
    This avatar was a joke with glasses ans brushes, and I love to present it !
    Bravo to all people who found the answer and especially to Joshemari for his ' adorable ' comment. This new portrait is amazing !!!! Isn't it Mister J ?
    Bises Sadami !!! Have fun with your kids.

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  8. Hi, Evelyn,
    Thank you! I'll do my best for children.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  9. Hi,Celeste,
    Thank you! You always make fantastic paintings that amaze us! Keep up.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  10. Dear Kubi,
    Thank you so much. You make beautiful paintings, too. Good guessingʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

    Estimado Kubi,
    Muchísimas gracias. Hacer bellas pinturas, también. adivinanzas buenasʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers, guiño, guiño, Sadami

    >>>Kubi said...
    Sadami: great pictures of Olivia and what Joshemari?. With that loose brushwork and strokes as you've portrayed masterfully characterized these two great artists.
    Congratulations and a hug.

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  11. Yahoo, Onera!
    Very good guessing! That gentleman is a bit big boy. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

    Yahoo, Onera!
    Muy bien adivinar! Ese señor es un niño grande poco. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers, guiño, guiño, Sadami


    >>>Onera said...
    Sadami Hello.Joshemari Fantastic portrait! A boy a little bigger than 50 of the Book Week.
    A hug.

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  12. Hi,Ann,
    Thank you!Uahahaha! That's a lots of work, but would be a great fun. Brave Sadami challenges everything--life is short to think twice?!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  13. Hi,Joshemari,
    Thank you! You and I have to go to a pub together!!ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

    Hola, Joshemari,
    ¡Gracias! Usted y yo tenemos que ir a un bar juntos! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers, guiño, guiño, Sadami
    Un beso!

    >>>Joshemari said...
    You are "naughty" (not sure if you have the proper translation).
    French: Ingenieuse, sagacity, rèmuante.
    A kiss!

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  14. Dear Origame,
    Thank you! I've had a chat with teachers and librarians. Already some kids really want to have a look of my work. I'll make them happy. Oh, yes, Origami, I'll demonstrate one "origame" a bird that has movable wings. Anyway, I'll have three classes. That's a lot of work, but it would be fun.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  15. Hi,Olivia,
    Ahahaha! Thank you. We could have fun. You're a great watercolourist. Keep up!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  16. Good luck with the children, Sadami! Great portraits!

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  17. Hi,Judy,
    Kids are angels...and devils at the same time?! Sure, I'll have a wonderful time.
    Thank you. I love portraits so much.
    Cheers,Sadanu

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  18. Mmmm, I am late!. However I recognize him immediately, he is my good friend Joshemari. Is a cool and excellent portrait, Sadami. Bravo!
    Hugs to both
    Good luck with the kids

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  19. Dear Carmen,
    Good guessing! An answer will come up later. I'll have fun with children.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  20. Hola querida Sadami, qué excelentes retratos, una grata sorpresa para los amigos del blog, mucha suerte con los angelitos.

    Hello dear Sadami, what a great portrait, a pleasant surprise to the friends of the blog, good luck with the angels.

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  21. Hola, Sand,
    ¡Gracias! Muy feliz de saber que hayas disfrutado del retrato. Claro, voy a tener un tiempo maravilloso con los ángeles.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi,Sand,
    Thank you! Very happy to know you enjoyed the portrait. Sure,I'll have a wonderful time with angels.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  22. Fabulous portraits, Sadami. Good luck with the children - and thank you so much for introducing me to Olivia's beautiful blog xx

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  23. Hi,Pat,
    Very happy to know you enjoy Olivia's wonderful work! I'll have a fun with kids.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  24. Hola Sadami, no tengo tiempo para leer el texto pero como los niños no me pierdo un imagen , siempre geniales , hasta pronto.
    saludos.

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  25. Hi,Francis,
    In your busy days, thank you for visiting. Please take care.
    Sadami

    Hola, Francisco,
    En su día ocupado, gracias por su visita. Por favor, tenga cuidado.
    Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hello, I have no time to read the text but as the children did not miss a picture, always great, soon.
    greetings.

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  26. Sadami you sneaked in a post while I was not looking! Neat idea drawing followers. I didn't guess Olivia--but I did guess HRH Queen Elizabeth II without a hat. I don't know if Olivia would be flattered or not? Good luck with the kids; they're going to love you.

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  27. Hi,Linda,
    Ahahaha! Very nice guessing, QEII ! That avatar's angle(*quite from the top) eventually made a bit distorted image of the subejct, enlarged the eyes. But it was an interesting face.
    Regarding kids, wish me good luck and hope my "voice" will last.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  28. Good luck Sadami with your Tuesday ongoing project; don't worry we will wait for the next post. I am so extremely busy with my studying and commission painting right now that it is my turn to apologize for not following many of my dear friends blogs on time. Life is life!
    But I've noticed that more I do, then more time I have ;)
    This the rule: never sit still (unless you meditate)
    Thank you and have a great day!
    Irina

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  29. Hi,Irina,
    Thank you for courteous comments. Please never feel a guilty about few visits. I know you're challenging another degree. Please keep up. Your say is true that a busy person "makes time" and productive, contrary, a lazy man kills time.
    Let us be productive.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  30. I love the painting of the Spanish Gentleman - I wish that I could be one of your "victims" and have such a lovely portrait done.

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  31. Dear Wren,
    Thank you so much! I wish I could make yours!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  32. Sadami, you have so much fun on your blogs! I enjoy coming back here when I get a chance just to see what you are up to. I need to follow you more closely; I might have a chance to figure out who your wonderful drawings/paintings are!

    Have a great day!

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  33. Oh,Linda,
    Thank U & you're so nice. Let's have fun. Soon, I'll post about my school visit.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  34. Dear Sadami, thank you for your kind message about Bruno.

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  35. Dear Kath & Bruno,
    Pleasure. Really, take care of yourself, too.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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