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Monday, September 5, 2011

Sketch to Remember Name (*50s Fair)

Hi, Friends, how have you been? I sketched this horse at Power House museum for the second visit. Still life does not interest me. So, I change the angle to make a dynamic work. Sounds strange for others, but fixed subjects bore me.
Right now,
I'm becoming very busy with the project. Quite hectic. A happy hell at a studio. Sketching outside is my "coffee break" and "enjoy sunshine" at the moment. Now, this week topic is "Sketch and Remeber."
I have to confess that I'm so poor at remembering people's names. Didn't you have a bad experience? I have.
I found a solution!!! Sketching!!! Today, I sketch to memorize anything.

When I attend a conference or a meeting, I sketch attendances. Of course, the mood is serious at a table. Often we come together even with unknown faces. BUT once, I start sketching, people's sneak eyes come to my hands. They shower smile and surprise on me.

Not only at meetings, I sketch people in order to memorize names. Usually, I ask a model to sign it with block letters, too. Most people got puzzled with my ask, saying, "Oh, this is your work(=you should sign it)." But people happily sign my work and some people take photos of my work. These people will not know, oral language is not my language. Drawing and painting is my language.

Joe Penn (guest speaker at art society)
The below, I sketched 2 key figures at "Fifties Fair" at Rose Seidler House. What a fabulous event! Fashion, music, bric-a-broc, whatever, whoever, all back to 50s.
First, Ms Candice DeVille is a very cute and fashionable lady and judge. This young model and talented lady is so fond of 50's stuff. Then, she has become an expert. Wow, enthusiasm opens a door. In addition, her name has a Japanese word, "Kawaii" means "pretty and cute." It tickles me.Second, Ms Liesel Knievel is a very unique, humorous and witty entertainer. She is the professional for gigs, shows, pubs and so ons. The local residents ran a fashion show. Her talk brilliantly pulled out the beauty of the residents' walk. Furthermore, her humour gave us a lot of shining healthy laugh.But without sketches, I cannot remember their names.
It's worth trying and highly recommendable, even though my school teachers were not happy with it?!
Moreover, models will remember me, too. Yes, we know each other through sketches. Sure, that's the beauty of quick sketches that open anyone's heart.

OK, the answer for "Your Face" is Josemari.
Thank you for many right answers. Was it easy? Hopefully, my drawing has successfully captured him.
I've been searching for a next victim in between busy work.
Friends, happy painting and drawing!


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52 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Sadami. Hope you are well.

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  2. I love the horse and your sketch of Candice ... I can see the 50's style.

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  3. さだみさんの絵を楽しみました。やっぱり、とうても綺麗な絵。

    気をつけて
    エベリン。

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  4. Wow! these are amazing paintings Sadami. The horse is very striking, wish I could capture the light on paintings as you do. Have a great week.

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  5. Wonderful sketches, Sadami! I had to laugh that you can only remember names by sketching people! Your brain thinks in sketches! :-)

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  6. I'm not good at remembering names either....It can turn into embarrassing moments some times;) but I usually write the names down when I can. lucky you who can make people write their names, hopfully they write so you clearly can read it;) Good luck whith your strategy!

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  7. Bravo Sadami! Me encanta el caballo. Saludos.

    Sadami Bravo! I love the horse. Regards.

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  8. How did you find time to post? I'm glad you did - it was a most interesting one [remembering names by sketching - love it!] Cheers, O Busy One.
    And I love the equine statue; it does have movement.

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  9. I think your mind is so busy that anything still bores you :) Love these sketches of people - I would have to practice many years to get brave enough and good enough to sketch strangers!

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  10. I'm not suprised you don't like still life ... you paintings are always so full of life! Wonderful sketches here.

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  11. You capture life and movement so brilliantly, Sadami. The horse shows that - it is fabulous.
    and all the people, your sketches are so good.
    Yes indeed, life and movement in sketching IS your first language - and you are fluent!
    Bravo, my friend xx

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  12. Your subjects are the luckiest victims ever, Sadami. You're so right about sketching aiding the memory too. I do enjoy your work - these are delightful.

    I'm pleased to report that having downloaded Goggle Chrome I can now view your blog and leave a comment with ease!

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  13. fabulous sketches...do you colour them later of just on the spot while you sketch...

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  14. Dear Carol,
    Thank you for encouragement.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  15. Dear C...
    Thank you for visiting at your busy and tough time. I hope you can find good friends around you. You're a great mom for the beautiful son.Please take care of yourself and take it easy. I send you the best cheers from Sydney.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  16. Dear Evelyn,
    Thank you! Your Japanese gets better and better! You, too, enjoy photos and drawing.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  17. Hi,Ann,
    Thank you! The shadow on the horse is not hard. The point could be how to make colours and value.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  18. Judy, EXACTLY!
    You've got the point. My brain thinks in drawing and painting or visual information. I'd rather make some drawings than to take notes even to medical doctors.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  19. Oh,kind Annepa pretends being poor at memorizing names. I know you, a teacher is a genius to remember names. Well, smart Annepa is right. Only the issue is how to desipher hand writing.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  20. Dear Juan,
    Thank you for a kind encouragement. You,too, enjoy drawing beautiful landscapes.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  21. Dear Studio at the Farm/Kath,
    Thank you. I know you are a horse lover. (*I want to visit your farm and sketch animals together!!!) Well, I'll tell you my tips to post. I always write down if any idea hits me. Always several 'ongoing' posts are in my dashboard. Later, I'll develop each of them step by step. The same is true of my drawing and painting ideas.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  22. Dear Rhonda,
    Thank you. Yes, busy! Regarding quick sketches, what I learned is, first, have guts and try. And self-acceptance. "No one is good from the beginning," is my favorite say. Then, results follow you and you'll find fun and share joy with others.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  23. Hi,Elva,
    Thank you so much. Your blog is always full of love and humanity. I love them all.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  24. Dear Friend Pat,
    Thank you so much! That's what I wanted to tell in written language.
    It's me, instead of language, who shows cartoons and sketches for doctors. Yes, my first language is drawing and painting.
    Love and smile,Sadami

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  25. Dear Gillian,
    Thank you very much!! Not easy to work on the project. But I believe we, equally have 24 hours.
    Regarding communication media, it's hard tell music from language. I raised the Q at uni, "What's the difference between music and language?" Professors could not answer. It's a biiig and serious academic topic. ("Read 'Jackendoff'," said the professors. His books only took me into sleep, zzz. I felt linguistics did not excite me as much as my doodles of professors in the class) Also felt, if so, what's the difference between drawing and oral language.
    Then, I've become an artistʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,Sadamiʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

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  26. Dear Sparrow Hawk,
    I sketch a model on spot, in front of others. So, a model, others and me are enjoying watercolouring.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  27. Oh ! the horse is ready to run out the paper. I love that. Mrs Candice is so cute in green with her red lipstick... another great post Sadami, cheers !

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  28. Hola Sadami aunque estoy super ocupado no me pierdo tus entradas , magníficas siempre , Me gustó mucho el retrato de Joshemari, se va poner muy contento, trabajas mucho esto es el secreto, enhorabuena.

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  29. Hi,Lydie,
    Thank you for kind cheers. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  30. Estimado Francisco,
    Yo también, no muy llena y perder sus puestos! Muy feliz de saber que el amor retrato de Joshemari. Espero que se mantendrá un trabajo maravilloso.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Dear Francis,
    Me, too, super busy and never miss your posts! Very happy to know you love Joshemari's portrait. I hope you will keep up wonderful work.
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Hello Sadami although I'm super busy I do not miss your posts, always great, I really liked the portrait of Joshemari, it will become very happy, work hard that's the secret, congratulations.

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  31. Your people sketches are so wonderful and full of personality Sadami. I just love looking at them. Keep them coming.

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  32. Nice twist on the horse, but the portraits take center stage; they're the best.

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  33. Sadami, your work is just so wonderful! Sketching in your style is a great learning tool I should use myself. You're a good teacher.

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  34. Dear Teri,
    Thank you very much! I'll keep enjoying portraits.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  35. Hi, Linda,
    Thank you! Yes, indeed. Portraits are my way to go.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  36. Dear Dora,
    Thank you so much! If my work helps U something, I'm very happy. Let's have fun together in drawing.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  37. I like your method of remembering names..very good. You are so skilled to achieve such good likenesses in short order! It is always so much fun to see what Sadami is doing next!

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  38. Hi,Celeste,
    Very glad to know you like my methods,hahaha! I'm sure you do the same in a drawing group. So far, I'm becoming so busy with the project. Enjoy drawing!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  39. Dear Sadami,
    I love your portrait sketches, but even though you don't like painting still lives, I have to congratulate you on the gorgeous horse you have painted. Wow!

    I also tend to forget names and it is quite embarrassing, especially when you meet people you worked with in the past.However, I seldom forget a face and I have occasionally greeted people I hadn't seen for 20 years. This might be the reason why we learn faster when we can actually see images that illustrate what we are reading.
    Excellent job, Sadami. Keep going!

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  40. Dear Anna,
    Thank you for a kind say in your busy days. Wow, sounds you have a good memory and good at remembering people, unlike me. 20yrs! is a long time and I assume people may change?? or not.
    Well, let us enjoy drawing and painting...even in meetings?!(hehehehe!)
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

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  41. Your work is truly inspiring, Sadami.I don't paint on the spot, and it amazes me how well you do it!
    The portraits of Josh and Olivia were really good!N fact each of the skecth is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi,Arti,
    Thank you very much! I always make portraits from live models and on spot. For me, your methods and style are truly amazing. Please keep up wonderful work!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  43. Excellent! I love the horse painting.

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  44. Yahoo,Tim!
    Thank you very much.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  45. Hi, Marius,
    Thank you for visiting and kind comments.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  46. These are wonderful, Sadami. I love your loose, fresh approach to watercolor... gives your paintings such life and energy.

    And I don't care for still lifes either! :-)

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  47. Oh, thank you, Teresa!
    Yes, loose and fresh is my style. I'll keep up drawings. You,too, enjoy drawing & painting.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  48. still life might bore you sadami but it looks excellent .. i remember face but forget names too :) lovely sketches as always .

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  49. Hi, Jane,
    Thank you so much! Sketching moving and alive subjects are my joy!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  50. your sketches are always so full of life ! this is amazing !
    wish you a wonderful spring Sadami

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  51. Hi,Marty,
    Thank you! Enjoy your autumn!
    Cheers,Sadami

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