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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sketch Music Players

Friends, do you sketch music players? I do and love it! Particularly, guitar players are so interesting, as once I played it. OK, the tips to sketch music players is "understand the movement patterns." As you know well, instruments players repeat same actions. Once, you can get it, it's not hard to capture it on paper.This quena player was a busker, Latin American folklore. I was enjoying their music and carefully observing the band. One moment, when the quena player looked back to me, I pinned down his face expression! Yey!A bit like, a hunter. I observe a player and wait for the most sensational or the most impressive moment. Usually, I make 2 or 3 rough sketches for warm up. Spot-on sketch is the best way to study value and capture vivid colours. A short time finishing(*maximum 30 minutes) is preferable.


This guitar player was a solo classic guitar player. Quite sophisticated! He made beautiful sounds and "harmonics." (*I was not good at making it!) He played "Sakura" for me. Thank you. Oh, it's really a fun to draw a guitar player's hands and fingers. As I know guitar techniques, I try to pick up the most dramatic position for sketch (otherwise, the drawing will be dull).He's been playing the same guitar for 20 yrs! Wow! Friends, do you know? When I have had a chat with guitarists, most of them really love their guitars more than anything, even more than girls! "Daarling, love me like your guitar," could be a practical approach to a guitaristʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .

The below is a band guitar player and busker. He was tuning up the guitar and checking sounds in a nervous manner. I captured his serious face. His guitar fascinated me. *Unfortunately, I was not good at playing a guitar. I decided to mainly sing songs, hahaha?!
Putting colours on a "black and white" in a studio is not a bad choice. But hard to re-build a subject's atmosphere and a mood. I want to make something dynamic and make a drama on paper. Hope you can feel music in my drawings and watercolour.
So, I keep sketching, sketching!
Then, based on these sketches, I make illustrations and art work in a studio.


Friends, Happy Painting! Enjoy sketching!


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50 comments:

  1. Excelente Sadami. Tienes un dibujo maravilloso captando el movimiento de tus personajes. Me alegro de volver por tu blog.
    Un abrazo amiga.

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    1. Hola, Kubi,
      Muchas gracias! Sí, la mano se pone mejor! Casi bien. Kubi, su trabajo también es muy bonito. ¡Sigue adelante!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Hi, Kubi,
      Thank you very much!! Yes, the hand gets better!! Nearly ok. Kubi, your work is also beautiful. Keep up!
      Cheers,Sadami

      >>>Kubi said...
      Excellent Sadami. Have a wonderful drawing capturing the movement of your characters. I'm glad to come back for your blog.
      A friend hug.

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  2. Wonderful sketches! Have a nice week!

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    1. Hi,caring Judy,
      Thank you for the nice cheers. You, too, have a productive time !
      Cheeers,Sadami

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  3. Sadami, you make it sound easy :) The main ingredient is the experience. I love your sketches, and I so appreciate the mini-lessons you give us! Keep sketching, enjoy it, we love it! Hugs!

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    1. Dear Blaga,
      Thank you! Yes, experience/practice gives you wings to flay accross a sky. Please think of great masters. No one could compose 9 symphonies or paint Sistine Chapel from the beginning. Behind their great work, gigantic efforts, countless experiments and so many messes. So, I keep sketching.
      Cheers and hugs, Sadami

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  4. Sadami, I LOVE your watercolor sketches!!! They are so full of warmth and life. You have really caught the [top] guitarist and the quena player. [Isn't the wonderful, haunting music?]
    Cheers my friend!
    Kath

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    1. Hi,dear friend Kath,
      Thanks! Me,too,love music. I'm sure music...you'll be addicted like drawing and painting! Without it, I cannot live on.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  5. Muy buenos en particular el "quena player", saludos.

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    1. Hola, Francisco,
      Gracias por visitar en sus días ocupados. Tú, también, mantener el ritmo de maravillosos paisajes.
      Saludos, Sadami

      Hi, Francis,
      Thank you for visiting in your busy days. You, too, keep up wonderful landscapes.
      Cheers,Sadami

      >>>Francis said...
      Very good in particular the "flute player" greetings.

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  6. I love the concentration of these musicians and the absolutely surprised look of the 2nd. Kisses !

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    1. Dear Lydie,
      Thanks for cheers. (*I changed the order so the quena player comes first now). Very happy to share a fun to skech music players.
      Kisses, Sadami

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  7. Hi Sadami, every time I see you sketches, I know I should be practising doing sketches of people. One day I hope to be as good as you are, could be I will have a long wait. Lol.

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    1. Hi,caring Ann,
      Thank you for visiting. Practice gives you wings to flay accross a sky. Let us think of great masters. No one could compose 9 symphonies or paint Sistine Chapel from the beginning. Behind their great work, gigantic efforts, countless experiments and so many messes. So, I keep sketching.
      And you do not need to force yourself to do something(*An auxiliary, "should" in the sentence.)Joy must come first. To do something interesting is fun and a person can keep on it. Take it easy.
      Cheers,best wishes,Sadami

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  8. Beautiful fresh work, Sadami. Well done.
    BTW, would you like to come to visit me at my "Open Studio"? I'd love yo meet up with you. I'm sure you live nearby... I am in Putney, near Ryde. Details are on my blog and on my web site.

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    1. Dear Shirley,
      Thank you for a kind invitation. A gerat honour for me. I'd find a time to visit your studio. Hope your ongoing project will go well.
      Kind regards,Sadami

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  9. Your musicians are beautifully done Sadami. I can almost hear their music.
    Happy to hear things are slowing down a little.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi,so caring Teri,
      Thank you so much!! Yes, a bit slow down and taking a little off. Now, I've got to get back to the work soon. You, too, take care.
      Hugs,Sadami

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  10. The musicians are amazing, wonderful!
    certainly feel the music, they show us rhythm ...
    well captured ... Sadami you are great!
    hugs

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    1. Oh, Denise,
      You're so nice!! Thank you very much. Very happy to share the music with you. You,too, are SUPER great!! Take care and enjoy art activities.
      Hugs,Sadami

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  11. what a fun post--yes, I hear the music. I love all the sketches---especially the first one and the last one! I really love the graceful look of the flutist! You are so talented!

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  12. Yay, Celeste!!
    Oh, you have the same taste like me. Your merrily challenge of oil is great and I love them all. You, too, are greatly talented!!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  13. Wonderful captures of musicians and their expressions Sadami, and I like how you describe the way you do it - like a hunter! :-)

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    1. Hi, Cathy,
      Thank you! I'm sure you know "like a hunter" and you do it, too!! Let us capture the moments and have fun in skethcing!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  14. sadamisanhe

    笛のおにいさんいいわーー。
    目が最高。
    やはり、ライブで描くといいわねー。
    わたしも、昨日と今日スケッチにいきました。
    なれてくるとたのしくなってきたわ。
    子供がのぞきにくるの。わたしをかいてっていわれるけど、
    まだまだ似てなくて。いつかは、ちゃんとかけるようになるわよー。
    楽しみにしててね。
    いつのことやら、、、、。

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    1. Hi, HaniHani,
      ありがと!やっぱ、ナマよね。生!HaniHaniは私より背景の扱いが上手いから、きっとナマを沢山すればすばらしい肖像画を描くわよ。そりゃ明日から描けるかってえと、ムリだけど、毎日ナマをやってたら、そう遠くないわよ。 いまから私はワクワクしています。アルアインの肖像画家、HaniHaniと、絶対出るわよおお。 時に、子供もおとなもやって来るわよ。描いて、ってネ。お仕事になります。"Time is Money," なの。ハハハ。
      Cheers,Sadami

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  15. Muy buenos Sadami. Tienes una paleta que me encanta y un dominio del dibujo excelente.
    Felicidades!

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    1. Hola, Muchas gracias! Estoy seguro de que va a hacer un montón de maravillosas pinturas y mucho.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Thank you very much! I'm sure you'll make wonderful paintings lots and lots.
      Best wishes,Sadami

      >>>marenelasagabaster said...
      Very good Sadami. Got a palette that I love and a good drawing skills.
      Congratulations!

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  16. a wonderful post again dear Sadami ! love these music players ! I'm
    just beginning a painting with a singer too !!! your work is always
    so beautiful ! the B & W is really amazing !
    bisous from France ! Have good time Sadami

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    1. Hi,caring Marty,
      Thank you very much! I hope you'll enjoy sketching a singer. That'll be fun. B&W is my starting point and a coming-back-to place. You, too, have a good time.
      Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  17. Es un placer ver tus dibujos y aprender de tus enseñanzas!

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    1. Oh, humilde y Tina cuidado,
      Gracias. También hacen maravillosos paisajes que me enseñan mucho. Vamos a aprender unos de otros y disfrutar más del trabajo!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Oh, humble and caring Tina,
      Thank you. You also make wonderful landscapes that teach me lots. Let us learn each other and enjoy work more!
      Cheers,Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      It is a pleasure to see your drawings and learn from your lessons!

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  18. Great work Sadami, I love the musicians. You have captured the feel of the players... well done

    Ray

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    1. Yahoo, Ray!
      Thank you so much. You love drawing, too. Let us enjoy art more and more. Take care.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  19. Wonderful, Sadami..!! I feel the movement with these watercolor sketches..Absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Hi,kind Hilda,
      Thank you very much and very happy that you enjoy my work.
      Kind regards,Sadami

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  20. You have captured the music, Sadami :) But you make it sound so easy to capture these difficult poses - I know I would have to sketch sketch sketch for years to get this good.

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    1. Oh, caring Rhonda,
      Thank you! Certainly,learning quick sketches takes years. But it's worth time spending. The sooner, the better. We, all know, 5 or 3 minutes everyday practice makes a huge difference in years. Step by step one goes far.
      Best wishes and warm regards,Sadami

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  21. みましたよーone hudreds washes。
    なるほど、ああいうのを、washっていうのね。
    日本語になおすとどうなるんですか・
    形をしっかりとらないで、色で、遊ぶ描き方とかいう?
    なんか日本語になりにくいわねー。
    わたしも、やるーー。いまから。こどもにも楽しそう。
    色をつかってたのしくないといかんもんね。
    きょうね、アルアインのなかだけだけど、小さなマガジンが取材にきたのよ。われわれ水彩クラブが市民権を得る日はちかいかな・
    いんたびゅうで、いんすぱいあされた画家はだれですかっていうので、
    さだみさんの名前をいったの。ほんとだけんね。
    雑誌にのるといいのだけど。

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    1. Hi,HaniHani,
      滲みやボカシが近いかしら?日本語で何と言うのか私も知りません。ここ15年English-English dictionaryばかり使うので、新しいconceptsや進出単語、academic termsは全部Englishなの。(*English-Japanese dictionaryを持って居りません。ごめんちゃい。) Washは楽しい。Janeの100washesは細かくtechniquesも知らせてくれてるのでありがたいです。で、私は最初、washはwet-in-wetかと思ってたけど、彼女の分析を見て、wet-in-dryもあるし、奥が深いのを改めて知りました。 組みあわせて自由に水彩を扱えたら素敵でしょう。
      おおお!雑誌が来た!おめでとう!うわあ、きっとアルアインで後世に名を残すわヨン。ありがとう、私の名前まで言って下さって。チョイ、照れるけど、お互い、inspireして切磋琢磨するのに"楽しめ"たらすてきだものネ。いつだって joy must come first. それと一人ぼっちでなく仲間、友達と一緒のやる事が大切だもの。
      Best wishes,cheers, Sadami

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  22. Your sketches sing :) -- What a way to show practice makes perfect --in playing the musical instruments or sketching!!!

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    1. Hi,Kind Meera,
      Thank you for sharing joy with me. Yes, practice gives us wings to fly across a sky. Let us have fun together.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  23. you've captured the ation and music well sadami ..you have a good eye and lots o experience

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    1. Hi,Jane,master and explorer of wash,
      Thanks a lot! And you, too, have a good eye and lots of experience.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  24. Sadami san he

    Oh-,naruhodo naruhodo.

    bokashi,nijimi.
    wakarimasshita-.
    bowa--n to siterukotone.
    nihongo de,iunomo,
    muzukasiiwane-.

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    1. Hi, HaniHani,
      ありがと! そうよねえ。 日本語で言うのも難しいわ。BTW, 古文は強かったのと、今以て衰えません。で、日本語には自信があります。進出単語はダメだけど、キチっとした日本文なら書けます。(*こっち来るとき持って来たのは広辞苑と岩波古語辞典、明解文語文法だったのよん。) エライ!HaniHani, 頑張るわね。私も頑張る!昨日今日でwash三枚をやって面白くてたまりません!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  25. Hi, Sadami. I love your sketches. They are so fresh and clean and free. I have never tried to sketch people on the street. If I need to, I just make them up! Cheers.

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    1. Hi,Albert,
      Thank you for warm cheers. Oh, try it and enjoy them all. Sure you'll have a wonderful time for skethcing musicians.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  26. Fantastic sketches! Thanks for the tip on how to sketch a musician. I struggle with keeping up when I have tried but now I will look for that pattern of movement. Sadami, I also want to thank you for all your encouraging words. You have the heart of an artist:)

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    1. Hi,Leslie,
      Thank you!! You,too,have the heart of an artistʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. I hope we will encourage each other, grow, produce good work and celebrate achievements!
      Best wishes from the bottom of my heart, Sadami

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