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Sunday, April 8, 2012

1)Life Drawing Class 2)Wash(plastic wrap)

Hi, Friends, Happy Easter!! Hope everyone has a good time.

I've joined an evening life drawing class. Self-directed = No teacher. These are my " first" watercolour sketches(A3).

"The
quicker, the better," I feel.
"Dignity(15 minutes, A3)"

Before sketching, I had a chat with a model. It gave me his image.
In the class, I felt "high" = wanted to make a big work(*if I feel small, I can only make a small work). I used 3 A3 papers to make this work. A bit hectic to keep them on a small board! But fun!
















"Life Experience, (30 minutes)"

Do you love life drawing? I do. Oh, long time ago, when I looked at a model's body, it moved me so much. Both, a male and a female, how beautiful and devine! So precious. I thanked for having the human body. The feeling is still the same now.
"Strength(15 minutes, A3)" value study

These sketches are a starting point. I want to explore watercolour for portraits and illustrations. The local colours bore me in portraits. Go one more step further technically and mentally to grow. Take a risk and do experiments.

So...
I'm exploring washes to apply them more to portraits and illustrations. Wrap makes this texture.Quite an easy procedure.
1) put colour on paper
2) put a wrap & play around with fingers = make texture
3) leave it till gets dry
But controling this is not easy. At 2), you can control some.
I'm challenging it.
Have a wonderful week. The class will restart after an Easter holiday.
Friends, Happy Painting!! Let's make lots of messes!



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40 comments:

  1. have a good easter sadami ..great life sketches ..top one is excellent ..good wrap washes :)

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    1. Hi,Jane,
      Thank you! I'm learning lots from your wash techniques. A life long learner, Sadami!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  2. Hello Sadami:) I didn't expect you to take class. Your figures are always so "real". I love the way you painted them and have also great respect for the model. He doesn't seem to be the youngest anymore:) Love your textures too. Happy Easter to you too!

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you so much. The old gentleman was a good model. I'm a life long learner. Learning never ends. Anyone, even a little child's work teaches me.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Painting and drawing people is what you do best, Sadami! I am interested to see where your experimental washes will take you! Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you very much. Yes, it is quite interesting and exciting for myself to see how I will make a journey. A life long learner, Sadami wants to challenge something new always.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Hi Sadami san,

    あらーやってみたいわ、ほんとのモデルで。
    なかなか素敵。わたしたちも
    やってみようという案まではでたのだけど、
    実現しないわねー。
    やりたいことがおおすぎて、こまるわ。
    washもこれ、いいわねー。
    ちょっと、まねさせてもらってもいいかしら。
    いい色。

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    1. Hi, HaniHani,
      ありがと。Life drawingやるべきよ、"ナマ"で。生が一番!誰か仲間ウチでモデルになれるといいのにねえ。Washesは濃いめにハデに色を作った方が見栄えすると感じたわ。バンバン練習して貴方も私もウデを上げましょうよ。Janeはwashの大家だけど、まっさきにコメントくれて、嬉しいわ。ソレと下のCarlosはヌードの大家ナンよ。(彼のblogを見てごらんなさい、ヌードだけでなく静物も風景も素敵よう。)滅多にコメントしない人なのに、ちゃんと一言,言ってくれる。これよねえ。このお互いの励ましがblogの楽しみだわ。もち、HaniHaniがくれるコメントも私の大きな支えです。貴方のlife drawing, washesを楽しみにしています。
      Cheers, Sadami

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  5. No I can't say I love drawing... I prefer colors!
    An washes as you know ;) Those effects are really interestinf Sadami ! Great job and bises.

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    1. Yey, Olivia!
      Your colours are sooooo beautiful, gorgeous, sexy and chaarrrming!! But now, me, too, want to play with colours in washes.
      Bises, Sadami

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  6. Sadami, I agree with you on all counts. I love painting models from life...it fills me with passion. I am chagrined when people don't want to do it ! hahha! I can't understand them. The human body is exquisite. I feel so lucky to be someone who loves to paint and draw. I like how you used the many pages to make one large figure! Bravo!

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    1. Yey, Celeste!!
      Very happy to know we share the veiw and feelings. It would be fun, if we could get together for life drawing...and if we sketch each other?! Hahahaha!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  7. Hi Sadami, good Easter to you and your dears! Great sketches and beautiful wrap washes. Ciao!

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    1. Hi, Tito,
      Thank you! You, too, happy Easter!! Keep up wonderful work.
      Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Hi, Carlos,
      Thanks!! I love all your work, figures, still life and landscape!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  9. Great figure sketches, Sadami. The face of the second one "Life Experience" is just wonderful! I hope you are having a lovely holiday!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you! You, too, have a wonderful holiday. We're getting into autumn.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  10. Happy Easter to you too, Sadami. Your drawings of live bodies are wonderful, so fresh! My most sincere congratulations.

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    1. Oh, my most sincere "thank you" for you, Albert!

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  11. Sadami san he

    I saw Carlos san blog.

    tameiki---.
    Maitta.

    I just speechless. So --- beautiful.
    Sadamisan's idea is great. We should start life model drawing in AAWCC. As long as we don't start, nothing happens.
    Thank you for giving nice advice.

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    1. Dear HaniHani,
      ああ嬉しい、少しお役にたてたのね。是は韓国の諺ですが、あなたに贈ります。”始める事は仕事を半分済ませた事だ。”がんばってネ。Action をする時です。でないと、いつまでも、空しい言葉のやりとりに埋もれて何も変わりません。私は"人生は一回で, この瞬間が二度と来ない,"と自分に言って,判断することにしています。
      Carlos, いいでしょう。彼、なかなか茶目っ気もあってユーモラスなのもuploadするのよ。
      お互い頑張りましょう。二度とないこの一瞬を精一杯生きましょう。
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  12. Wonderful life sketches Sadami. You really captured the poses so realistically.

    I love trying those texture tricks also. So fun when you see what you get.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      Thank you for warm cheers. You always cheer up so many bloggers! God bless you. You,too, keep up wonderful work that brings us joy!
      Hugs, Sadami

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  13. your life drawings are wonderful Sadami !
    I know that this isn't easy to do !
    but you are great, your work is great !
    Wish you a lovely happy week
    bisous

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    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you very much! You,too, have a wonderful week!!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  14. Love your life drawing --definitely have lot of 'life' in them! I really like your colorful textures with wrap. I just returned from a workshop with Myrna Wacknov and now have a fascination with gesso and texture :) Have been writing about my experience in my blog so I won't forget what I did in the workshop! Next step is to do a few more at home!

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you! Wow, you enjoyed Myrna's workshop!! I admrie her so much and I wish I could join it. It's really nice to learn something new and apply it to our own styles. Keep enjoying your art journey!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  15. Sadami, these sketches of the live model is absolutely wonderful.!!! I went to a workshop with a live model and I didn't do well at all...they made him change positions with only 15 minutes to paint each time. I was definitely too slow and couldn't sketch fast...I imagine you need a lot of practice. Your work is beautiful as always...

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you very much! Don't worry about the results and the speed at this stage. Yes, lots of "everyday sketching" enabled me to make them all above. Let us keep up and share joy.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  16. Ciao Sadami, very nice work! I think that portraits and figures give big satisfations and feel to create a person or image with life!
    Your man is very natural and soft ...
    I'm traing too to paint figures and in the future we will see the results yours and mine...
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana!
      Vi ringrazio tanto!! Life drawing and figures are my most favorite subjects. Let's have fun together.
      Ciao, ciao, Sadami

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    1. Thank you ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ !!

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  18. Hi Sadami
    Lovely pieces as usual. Interesting textures with wraps.

    Ev

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    1. Hi, Evelyn,
      Thank you! I'll use textures for work.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Hi Sasami,

    I cannot rave enough about the life drawing/painting work. Masterful! Its really inspired me. The abstract textures are amazing too. Your work just keeps getting better and better.

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    1. Hi, Wren,
      Thank you! Abstract textures give me wings that fly across imagination and more abilities to depict stories. Wren, it's worth trying. Let us keep up and encourage each other!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Dear Sadami:

    Your art is amazing, those dream images ... and at the same time realistic
    I love your naked...it is so tender and deep. Nudity is something that has always impressed me; for me is philosophy, life in its purest form, the animal instinct ..
    I think we have much in common, but our means of representation are different, It´s wonderful!
    I also drawing but I dare not even show the world ... I hope to have the courage to get "naked" some day :)
    I admire your ease and your expression!
    You are an artist! thanks for bringing into my life a piece of happiness

    A big hug, Zeta

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    1. Querido Zeta,
      Gracias por una respuesta amable y estímulos. Sí, me siento algo en común entre usted y yo. Se utiliza el "lenguaje" y yo empleamos dibujo / pintura para representar nuestro mundo interior. Admiro sus profundos pensamientos sobre la vida.
      Como has dicho, "de revelar el trabajo" requiere "ser valiente". Si no ganas, no es necesario hacerlo. Pero escucha a tu "corazón" y tomar medidas, si lo sientes. Tú, también, es el artista. Gracias por compartir tu alegría conmigo.
      Un fuerte abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Zeta,
      Thank you for a kind reply and encouragements. Yes, I feel something common between you and me. You use "language" and I employ drawing/painting to depict our inner world. I admire your profound thoughts about life.
      Like you said, "to disclose work" requires "being brave." If you do not feel like it, you do not need to do it. But listen to your "heart" and take action, if you feel it. You, too, are the artist. Thank you for sharing your joy with me.
      A big hug, Sadami

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