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Monday, May 7, 2012

1)Life Drawing vs Theory 2) Wash (loose landscpae)

The life drawing class is a great fun. Mondays from 6:30 to 9:00 in the evening (*no teacher). A male or a female model alternatively. I work very hard and sweat much!
Does anyone know the difference between crayons and oil pastels? I have no idea. I asked the organizer/artist. She calmly said, "One is waxy. Another is oily." ?? riddle??? The answer confused me more than ever. Anyway, below, oil pastels & watercolour on A2 paper. All was made in 20 minutes.
"Let Me See...," (20 minutes)
theme= face expression.


For me, life drawing = LIVE drawing and LIVELY drawing. 
I've never thought of a proportion in my life drawings. I know "musts" and studied them in school days and... forgot them. 

So, I don't care a scale and I don't mind breaking rules.
I want to draw like a child.  
I want to draw. Therefore, I draw. Theory does follow me. I follow my heart. Emotion comes first; empty knowledge never comes before my feelings. Also, one more, a theory does not cover individual discrepancy/difference of a human body or proportion. Theory is imperfect and not "one-fit-to-all."
"Look Beyond" (15 minutes)
theme = movement/ the flow of power in a body.

However, a theoritical approach has a strength at the same time. It gives viewers stable and safe feelings. I do not say it's right or wrong. It's not the matter of black or white. It's a matter of style. Oh, yes, it's a "colourful" matter! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ



Regarding a colour, I wondered the colours came up too vivid and less harmony = messy? BUT other members' feedback was very positive. Particularly, the colour, "zingy aqa green" won nice comments. The feedback encourages me to try more a strong contrast and different colours. Be brave! The beauty of a group work is mutual help. Other members say, "Wow, nice!" "Good to have ye!" "Strength and enrgy, that's I want to make, you make," etc, etc, then, we share, "Ahahaha!" Nice! Also, the model liked my work. Good!
Most members make monochrome work. Could be, only me, use plenty of colours, oh, yes, on rediculously big and many papers. Fun!
I'll learn lots and enrich my style. I want to go forward. (*Other drawings were made in 10 minutes or so. Movement  interests me most.) 

OK, my wash work, tada~~! The fountain in Sydney Hyde Park. A loose style. I love this park. If you come to Sydney, come over and enjoy greens and water there. Now, I begin to like sketching landscapes little by little. Progress! Lalala•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ  Friends, Happy Painting! 





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42 comments:

  1. Love your figures! You are doing so well - but of course you would - you have so much practice painting and drawing people and this is just more people! Don't compare yourself to others - most in figure class are very much into measuring and getting exact shape and size and proportions and they work in monotone. Your work has LIFE and it's a LIFE Drawing class - so go for it! Your fountain is beautiful, too; I am enjoying your stretching out and out and around and doing new things - and doing them all so well!

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    1. Hi, Rhonda,
      Thank you so much! Yeah! I'll go for it!!
      No, I do not compare myself to others. "Work on my style" is my mantra. But I wanted to know how others make life drawings on earth. Colours are essential for me. I can't get rid of it now = I'm in a very high mood! (*If I'm down & low, I cannot play with paints).
      Regarding landscape, I feel I'm getting something and getting into it. Give me more time. I'll tame it or cook it one day!
      And Rhonda, only once we can live on the earth. This moment never comes back again. Let us maximize it and live our lives fully -- is my another mantra that motivates me to strech out and out.
      Love & smile, Sadami

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  2. Sadami, the colours in your live drawings are wonderful! For me in art there are no rules, theory is good when it helps, when not: throw the theory overboard! :) I'm glad you are beginning to like landscapes, happy painting!

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    1. Dear Brave Judy,
      Thank you very much! You, too, enjoy lots of things and strech out. A world is full of wonder and beauty. Happy painting!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. I love the oil pastels you chose to use in these, that second figure is simply stunning!

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    1. Dear Teresa,
      Thanks millions! Based on your feedback, I put the second one first. (actually, another member liked it most, too.) I know you talked of an expensive fee for life drawing class. But I made a decision. Worth trying.
      How is your project going? Take care, don't beat up yourself too much. OK?
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  4. Oh ! Sadami your life figure drawing are excellents ! All my congrats.

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    1. Dear nice Lydie,
      Thank you so much! I'll keep up!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  5. I have always wondered the same about oil pastels and crayons - they look the same to me on paper!?!
    Love your fountain, Sadami. Maybe someday when I am a rich famous artist, I will travel there. :)

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    1. Oh, Jean,
      Very happy to know the person with the same question on the earth.
      Come over Sydney! But also, your landscapes are lovely, too. Once day, when I become a rich famous artist, I'll visit your places!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Hello Sadami:) Love your way of writing, love your way of painting/drawing! Your modeldrawings are beautiful, free!
    Your fountain lovely. Keep on going with the good stuff!

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you for the kind encouragement. Let us develop our strengths and explore many new things on the earth. The world is full of wonder and beauty. GO,GO, Renate!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  7. your drawings are very good, Sadami
    Does anyone know the difference between crayons and oil pastels?
    Pastels:

    http://bellas-artes-tex.blogspot.com.es/2008/05/el-pastel-al-leo.html

    crayons:

    http://bellas-artes-tex.blogspot.com.es/2007/11/lpices-de-colores-para-artistas.html

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    1. Estimado Sadeu,
      He aprendido mucho de ti. ¡Gracias!
      Tú, también, crear cosas maravillosas. Por favor, sigue así!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Dear Sadeu,
      I've learned a lot from you. Thank you!
      You, too, create wonderful stuff. Please keep up!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. These sketches are ALL fantastic, Sadami!!! and done in 20 minutes!!! I'm speechless. I would still be there, struggling!! I love the looseness ..color and perfect skin tones..! I love your style!! Congratulations..

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you for encouragements. Busy in 20 minutes, very high tension, but fun. No time for think twice or even once. JUST DO IT!
      But you have your own beautiful style I admire. Please keep up!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  9. Wonderful life drawings Sadami, SO full of life - I think some strong theory background comes through, but luckily doesn't overshadow your exuberant style.

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    1. Dear Cathy,
      Thank you so much! "Exuberant" is my strength. As you know, we all start with bacis and theoritical approaches. But from at some stage, a person begins to explore her own style. In other words, becoming an artist, who she is. I must fly across a sky with my own wings. I'll keep up studying.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  10. Wow, I love your life sketches! Very dynamic! I'm visiting from The Twenty Minute Challenge.

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    1. Hi, Hwee,
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and the encouragements! Come join the 20 minutes challenge. It's a great fun.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Congrat! your figures are amazing, the first figure its just fantastic!
    Cheers :)

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    1. Estimado José Mari,
      Gracias por encoruagements. Tu blog está lleno de amor y el calentamiento del corazón algo que es debido a su personalidad encantadora! Por favor, mantenga el trabajo maravilloso!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Dear Mari Jose,
      Thank you for encoruagements. Your blog is full of love and something heart warming that is because of your lovely personality! Please keep up wonderful work!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. さだみさんへ
    どれも、躍動感がある。
    ライブで描くとこうなるのね。
    洋服きてるのは、デザインを勉強しているとき、ちょっとやったことがあるけど、
    ヌードはないわー。
    いいわねー。

    クレヨンとオイルパステルの違い、わたし、おなじだとおもっていたわよ。
    あまり、つかわないけど、
    こういう使い方があるわけね。学ぶブログだわー。
    きょうは、8時から、公園にスケッチにいきました。
    鳥がとびかってとても、きれい。
    これから、どんどん暑くなるので、暑さとの戦いです。
    外にでるといろんなものがあるわねー。

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    1. Hi, HaniHani, ありがとう!
      いいわよう、ヌードは。モデルが見つからない時の奥の手は海岸やプールだと某画家が氏の本で申して居りました。が、それ、やっぱツマンないわヨねえ。モデルを雇ってする楽しみはinteresting/good posturesに出会える時です。ソレとわたし個人の意見では、"close up" が出来る事。海岸やプールではできません。
      BTW, 凄いじゃないの!まあ、デザインやった何て!隅に置けない人だわ。いやあ、最近パステルのworkshopに出たものの、揃えるとなるとあのチョークは高く、今、手元に在るのはoil pastelなの。欲しがりません勝つまでは,いや、違ったバーゲンまでは,で,あるものを目いっぱい活用しようとしています。
      外へ行って描くのは楽しいけど、そちらでは暑さが厳しいでしょうから、どうぞ御自愛下さい。そして沢山素敵な絵を描いてね。
      Cheers,Sadami

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  13. great life dwgs sadami ... love the lines of colour ..enjoy your course.

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  14. Hi, Jane,
    Thanks!! I really love that class. Great fun.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  15. Querida Sadami, tus dibujos del natural son impresionantes, dices que no te fijas en las proporciones del cuerpo humano pero creo que lo tienes interiorizado y sale automatico desde dentro de ti. En cuanto a los colores, tu alegria y tu amor por la vida no se puede expresar en blanco y negro!

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    1. ¡Oh, querida Tina,
      Gracias por el comentario precioso. Eso es lo que exactamente se sentía en el dibujo de la vida. La alegría debe ser lo primero y me pongo en el trabajo. Vamos a compartir la alegría a través del arte.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, dear Tina,
      Thank you for the lovely comment. That's what I exactly felt in life drawing. Joy must come first and I get on work. Let us share joy through art.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Dear Sadami, your drawings from nature are impressive, you say that you look at the proportions of the human body but I think I have internalized and automatic comes from within you. As for colors, your joy and your love life can not be expressed in black and white!

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  16. As always your paintings are full of life and interest. They truly show your love for what you do.

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    1. Hi, Ann,
      Thank you very much! Yes, I love it so much!! Let's have fun!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  17. beautiful paintings and sketches...I love the green!

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    1. Hi,thank you, Celeste! Let's have fun!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  18. so dramatic and colorful! I am practicing sketching bodies too - from an app on my phone :) trying to get a sketching habit early in the morning. Once I feel comfortable I will find a life drawing class. This practice now makes me admire your work even more --love those fluid lines :)

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Just keep drawing whatever interests you. Your efforts give you wings to fly accross a sky. Drawing skills are essential and take time to get it. Little by little, but steady, keep up!
      Cheers,Sadami

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    2. Dear Meera,
      Thank you so much! Everyday sketching certainly gives you wings to fly across the sky, Art. So, pelase keep up! You'll make it happen!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  19. I will make it my motto:

    For me, life drawing = LIVE drawing and LIVELY drawing.
    I've never thought of a proportion in my life drawings. I know "musts" and studied them in school days and... forgot them.
    So, I don't care a scale and I don't mind breaking rules.
    I want to draw like a child.
    I want to draw. Therefore, I draw. Theory does follow me. I follow my heart. Emotion comes first; empty knowledge never comes before my feelings. Also, one more, a theory does not cover individual discrepancy/difference of a human body or proportion. Theory is imperfect and not "one-fit-to-all."

    Sadami, thank you so much that you are here, so inspiring, openhearted and energetic!

    Waxy or oily?)))))

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  20. Sadami san
    Wonderful life drawing. I realise that I have missed a few of your posts while I was away. Gonna check them out now.

    E

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  21. Hi, Evelyn,
    Thank you! I understand you've been too busy. Don't worry about it. I hope you'll have fun in this blog and recharge yourself. Take care!
    Cheers,Sadami

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    1. Wow, Wouter~~!!!
      Thank you very much. I'll keep up!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  23. I remember that fountain - a lovely piece.

    Happy Weekend Sadami-san
    Ev

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  24. Hi, Evelyn,
    Oh, thank you. You remember that fountain. Come again to Sydney! You,too, happy weekend.
    Cheers,Sadami

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