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Monday, April 23, 2012

Loose Up Landscape = Apply Wash!

Hi, Friends, how is your art work going?
I'm loosening up
landscape. My short term goal is to make playful work like my figures. The ultimate goal is to enrich illustration skills and establish my distinguished style. "Break Out. Do Something Different," is a mantra.

Here's my first try. *You know I hate architecture & landscape.  BUT I really enjoyed this try. Wow!
Let me know your feedback.  
These days, we have had lots of rain. I made it from the impression of "after rain." "Soft edges" are not bad. I want to make lots more like this one. Mmm...! This could be my real breakthrough of landscape. Loose landscape matches my taste!
After Rain 
 

Timing and amount of water are critical to make washes. Oh, one more, paper. Papers must bear heavy torturing. Good qualified papers are essential. (*I use Arche 300, smooth.) An illustrator friend shows me a "board." I'm thinking of it...

This is my view. Given info = something taught is a half-valued treasure untill an individual tries it and learns it. Above all, anyone soon forgets such passive info. Take initiative and examine the fact. Then, it becomes my flesh and bones. And a theory is a theory. There isn't an almighty or a perfect theory. It always has limitations and exceptions. So, a logic cannot make me a person in prison. 
Regarding watercolour, I'm a person of instinct. "Free, lively and flexible" is my strength. Then, always I want to challenge myself.  
Rainy Day
 

Now, I apply new techniques to work!
H
ere's my joke applied a "wrap tech" to create the marble's image. Don't ask me how this marble cutter works. Fun orientation is my style. World needs laughter~!
The wrap tech can produce images like ice, broken glasses, marble, etc, etc. In illustration, I'd use it to provoke emotions. What else? It's totally up to an individual how to use it. Fun!
Marble Cutter




Of course, I enjoy sketching as usual, whilst a wash tech.  This puppy was so cute at a shop. Ah, indulgence! Daily sketches are my inspirations and important "preliminary research" for studio work. 
Surprise!


Watercolour is becoming thrilling and so much fun. My "visual diary" gets rich day by day. I feel the unlimited potential in watercolour techniques.
In addition, Friends, we don't need to make masterpieces all the time. The point is how and what we learn in our own ways.

Finally, the life drawing class starts today.
The organizer asks me to bring a plastic sheet, who claims to make tons of "messes."

Friends, Happy Painting!
 
(NOTE: Not wise to sketch outside on a rainy day. A paper did not get dry. A drawn rat on a street. 
"Hilariously" miserable.)


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42 comments:

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    1. Hi, Steve,
      Thank you for encouragements and cheers. You, too, enjoy drawing and paitning.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. You'ere absolutely right about how we do not have to paint masterpieces each time..we can't have something worthy of a frame until we make many "not-masterpieces". All of your work in this post seems close to masterpiece to me, however! I love how loose and gestural they all are. The marble cutter is not so loose, but you seem to adapt your style to what seems necessary to bet tell the story. The top urbanscape is exceptional. My favorite image from this post may well be the dog in the final sketch, so quickly and expertly drawn, looking off to one side. It IS a........ masterpiece!

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    1. Oh, Celeste! Thank you so much!!
      You're so kind and encourage me very much. Very happy to know you love the doggy above. Yes, I always carefully look at others "non-masterpieces" and learn lots. In my eyes, masterpieces are results of artists' great hard efforts. Your posts and work always cheer up me. Let us keep up together!! BTW, I'll enjoy a life drawing tonight!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Hello Sadami:)Noticed that you hate landscapes you did a very good job on your first try. I do prefer your paintings like the dog and the little child with the dog in the rain! They are fabolous!!

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you very much for kind cheers. Oh, no, I was not a big fan for landscape, but the first work has opened another door for me. Hope I'll keep into a new methods. You, too, enjoy art work.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Hi Sadami! I like your loose landscape very much, more please! It is good to try different things! I love the puppy and the girl with the umbrella is my favorite! Have a nice week!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you for encouragements! Loosening up landscape will open me another door. I'll just keep up. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Dear Sadami,
    I love your courage trying different themes. When I was reading you message about painting architecture, I remembered Ralph Waldo Emerson's words :

    'Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'

    Keep up your painting and leave a new trail Sadami.
    P.S. My opening reception will take place next Saturday 28th April. I'm all thrilled to bits. Wish me luck :)

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    1. Dear Busy Anna,
      Oh, Emerson!! The quote is brilliant that encourages me so much. Thank you! Yes, I want to make MY work that others recognize without a signature, "Ah, it's Sadami."
      Enjoy the opening. Sure, it would be wonderful and a great success. Go, Anna!!
      Best wishes & Love, Sadami

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  6. I love your sketches are great, they always look. I do not usually use this technique but I love in my student years and I used it very interesting. Sometimes I do little bit of manga and graffiti ... congratulations!

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    1. Hi, Mayra,
      Thank you! Let us enjoy doodles lots. They give us inspirations and may open very interesting doors!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  7. You really nailed it, Sadami. I love the subtle quality and soft look of your cityscape. It does have a rainy day feel.

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    1. Oh, Jean, thank you very much!
      You always kindly cheer me up. I want to explore watercolour more to depict an outer/inner world. Have a wonderful week!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  8. What a great start on your loose landscapes, and it does look like a rainy day with the reflections...and I love the umberella painting, what a gorgeous feel to it...(reminds me of the Shirley Hughes illustrations from years and years and years ago! reading to our children as little ones)...as for the puppy, oh what a cutey and such an adorable expression, which you have captured in a few strokes and colour. Amazing work Sadami.

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    1. Dear Kind Ann,
      Thank you very much! So happy to know you can get it's the rainy day. Oh, Shirley Hughes, I read her biography and learned lots. I can imagine caring mother Ann happily reading loud books to the children. I'll keep up to build up my own style.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  9. A mi tambien me encantan los bocetos, los encuentro muy instructivos y divertidos. Me encantan tus ultimas entradas, animo y a seguir asi.
    un abrazo.

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  10. Estimado José Sánchez,
    Gracias por los aplausos amables. Voy a mantener el ritmo. Vamos a seguir desafiando a nosotros mismos y establecer "quiénes somos" en el arte.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    Dear Jose Sanchez,
    Thank you for the kind cheers. I'll keep up. Let us keep challenging ourselves and establish "who we are" in art.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    >>>Jose Sanchez said...
    I also love the sketches, I find them very informative and fun. I love your latest posts, I encourage and continue so.
    a hug.

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  11. さだみさんへ

    Anne Spudvilasさんみましたよ。
    まいりましたー。
    圧巻でございます。
    よーーし、わたしもやるわよー。
    AAWCCはホームページをつくろうとおもいますーー。
    やる気まんまん。
    日本語で、だめもとといいますーー。
    くりんぐフィルムだーーいすきよーー。
    こどもの絵をこんなに描けたらいいのになー。
    わたし、渋いおじさんの絵ばかりになります。

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    1. Hi, HaniHani,
      Anne Spudvilas,すごいでしょ。もう、私、彼女の大ファンなの。彼女は有名な肖像画competitionsを殆ど制覇してる, あるいはfinalistになってるの。で、私も頑張ろうという気になったの。ダメ元でしょう。で、肖像画competitionsに挑戦します。彼女の絵を見て、backgroudや違うmediaの使いかたを学んで居ます。メッタとSydneyには来ないのだけど、絶対いつかじかにあって、絵本にサインしてもらうの。(*口惜しいけど、うちの師匠 Annと同じくMelbourneにお住まいです。)
      HaniHaniもエライじゃない!AAWCC, ホームページやってみてね。楽しみにしています。ラップはいいわよねえ。私、クセになりました。お互い頑張りましょう。
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. wonderful insight into your visual diary ... super loose cityscape + rain ...marble block / clingfilm :D !!!! ..daily sketches essential lines ...enjoy your life classes sadami :)

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you for the kind cheers! Yes, I'm struggling, but enjoying them all. I'll keep loosening up landscape, especially, cityspace. And another, what I want to do is "use a clig wrap for a portrait's background" to make a mood. Wish me good luck!! Your blog always inspires me.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Amazing job, I especially like the girl with the umbrella, its lovely! :)
    Cheers!

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  14. Dear Mari,
    Thank you for cheers! You, too, enjoy art work!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  15. You are so right, Sadami, we need to challenge ourselves to try and learn new things. That's what makes it all fun. I like how you just hinted the street and buildings, yet it's obvious they are there. And the puppy's expression is adorable :)
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you! Yes, I want to explore something new all the time. I do not want to stay in a "one trick pony." You, too, keep up and let us share joy!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  16. you always try other things to draw or to paint !
    that's nice and makes painting fun !
    "After rain" is a beautiful painting ! I love the colours
    and the reflections !
    sadami, I wish you a wonderful creative week
    bisous

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    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you for the nice cheers. You always make beautiful photos and poems. Keep sending wonderful work to the world and remind us of beauty and love.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. I enjoy your pictures and colours. I'm so sorry I haven't so much time to look at all my favourits artist. Thank you for your comments. I'm only a begginer in watercolour.

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  18. Hi, M.Antonia,
    Thank you for the comment! Me, too, only the beginner of watercolour and the life long learner!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. I love these watercolors, Sadami!! Beautifully painted as always. I also, would love to be Free, Lively, and flexible in my paintings!! You're wonderful.

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you! You're always nice and kind. Indeed, your pastel paintings are all heartwarming just like you! BTW, I'll try pastels for the first time this Sat. Only if you were a next door, I could ask you to show me how to do it.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Bueno, yo tampoco soy muy entusiasta del paisaje urbano asi que voy a seguir tus sabios consejos y sobre todo intentar divertirme con ello. Un abrazo

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    1. Querida Tina,
      Jajaja, me encanta su sentido del humor, también. Su paisaje es hermoso, pero no un espacio de la ciudad. Vamos a divertirnos en acuarela.
      Saludos, un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Hahaha, I love your sense of humor, too. Your landscape is beautiful, but not a city space. Let's have fun in watercolour.
      Cheers, a hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Well, I'm not very enthusiastic of the urban landscape so I will follow your wise advice and above all try to have fun with it. a hug

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  21. I'm a little late ... a quick note to tell you I love the sketch with the red umbrella.

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    1. Oh, Lydie,
      No late at all!! You're always very nice. Very happy to know you like that work. Me, too.
      Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Hi, An Gelo,
      Thank you for visiting and kind say.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  23. You are always trying new things and amaze us with quick mastery :) thanks for the inspiration --Love the rainy day sketches!

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you! You, too, challenge yourself at workshops and learn new techniques. Let us share joy of drawing and painting!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  24. Love love love the cutter very much.

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    1. Hi, Evelyn,
      Thank you so much! Me, too, love that cutter.
      Cheers, Sadami

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