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Monday, May 21, 2012

Your Favorite Area=Self Relience

Hi, Friends, how have you been? 
I've been trying different approaches. Getting out of a comfort zone. Not easy. When I get stuck or lost on a creative journey, I always come back to life drawing. Once, a mentor suggested me to have the favorite area and the style. "If you try something different and get lost, you can always come back there and start again!" This mentree learned the importance of having confidence "in" work and "from" work. 

For me, it's life drawing. 


This 20 minutes work I started from the toes, as I wanted to put a whole body in a paper. Other members loved this most.(NOTE: I start drawing a human body from anywhere that interests me. I have no experience to "measure" a subject.



BUT I liked this work most! (which one do you like more?) 
5 minutes. Quick, quick!!  
Later, I lay on the back on the floor to check the angle of the face from a chin. It impressed the model and members.
"She usually does it." One member teased at me.
"Oh, yeah. Hahahaha."
We had a good laugh. Nice! Mutual help and encoruagements are the beauty of group work.

We, female body's beauty, elegant softness, sensitiveness are wonderful. I thank for having the same in me. 
Time setting is 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10, 15-20 minutes. Paper size A2.
My hands' movements, brush strokes and colour use directly tell my mood. I objectively get "Sadami is happy. Good! Go on!" even though I'm struggling right now. 



So, life drawing is fundamental for me to draw any type or style of work. It enables me to draw people confidently, precisely and quickly. Also, life drawing gives wonderful inspirations to make caricatures and cartoons. Furthermore, group work brings joy and encouragements. "Chest off" and "Create it in joy" is so important. Never get isolated without friends. The most precious bonus is my confidence. Then, refreshed Sadami can challenge something new again. 

Friends, have your own favorite area you can rely on! Like a harbour, it welcomes weary you and protects you in the stormy sea called "art." Like the deep root of a big tree, from it, you can challenge new things and reach at your goal and dreams. And have nice friends. We have different directions, yet help each other on the hard journey. Hope you can take a rest here in this blog and keep on your own journey.


With all my heart, I'd tell you, 
Happy Painting!! 




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36 comments:

  1. さだみさんへ

    オーーー、大胆なポーズ!!!
    モデルさん勇気あるーー。
    こういうポーズみたことないぞーー。(最初のね)
    ポーズは、モデルさんまかせなのそれとも、
    こっちから、注文するの?
    うらやましー。
    やりたいわー。
    この国では、絶対むりでしょうけど。
    服着てるモデルでもいいから、やりたいわー。
    そんなんやったら、家でやればいいわけかー。
    でも、ちゃんとしたモデルさんだと、力はいりそうだわねー。
    筋肉のつき方とか、
    やはりみるのに、裸のほうがいいにきまってる。
    それより、水彩クラブでやると、みんな邪念だらけで、
    顔真っ赤で描けないかも。

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    1. Dear HaniHani,
      ううむ、あれは大胆と言うより、ただ、寝てたのよん。モデルさんまかせです。It's up to an artist how you handle it and make a drama.
      やって下さい。筋肉, bonesそれが面白いのよお。どう付いててどう動くか。すごく不思議ナノだけど、私、だと全然その邪念が無いの。もう、嬉しくて、楽しくて興奮して、早く絵を描きたくて仕方ないの。その集中力と喜びは並ではありません。
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Hi Sadami, your life drawings are awesome! I had a good laugh seeing you on the floor to look at the model! Such a great cartoon! :) Happy painting, Sadami!

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    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you so much! Cartoons are great fun. Yeah! Happy painting.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, your words are always refreshing and your paintings/watercolor sketches are so wonderful!! Loved the one of you lying down to check - his chin??? ha ha You are one of a kind and we love you for it.

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    1. Hi, Rhonda,
      Thank you. Hahahaha! Let's have fun. Joy must come first. You,too, enjoy painting!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Wonderful all of them, my favotire the second one!
    Cheers !:)

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    1. Hi, Mari Jose,
      Thank you so much! You, too, enjoy painting.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Hola Sadami, he visto con entretenimiento todos estos dibujos que hoy nos presentas. El primero, no me gusta. El segundo me gusta muchísimo!! El tercero..Ja,ja,ja. Es divertido y gracioso.
    La figura de mujer: muy bien. Los siguientes también me gustan.
    Eres una gran dibujante y propagas alegría. Gracias.
    Un beso.

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    1. Estimado Joshemari,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Muy feliz de saber que les guste mi mensaje y el trabajo. Vamos a compartir la alegría en el art.
      Un beso, Sadami

      Dear Joshemari,
      Thank you so much! Very happy to know you enjoy my post and work. Let us share joy in art.
      A kiss, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Sadami Hello, I have seen with entertainment all these drawings show us today. The first, not I like. The second I really like! The third .. Ha, ha, ha. It's fun and funny.
      The figure of woman, very well. I also like the following.
      You're a great artist and propagate joy. Thank you.
      A kiss.

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  6. Good work...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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    1. Hi, Pierre,
      Thanks millions! You, too, keep up wonderful photos.
      Best regards from Sydney, Sadami

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  7. That's a good reminder from you to go out of the comfort zone. I will try to do this more often. I think we stay safely where we are happy without thinking how we can evolve as artist....thank you teacher :)

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    1. Dear Ann,
      Thank you. Oh, I'm not a teacher at all, a "life long learner." Let us share joy in art.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  8. Animo Sadami, sigue buscando que seguro que encontraras, y todo seran recompensas. Unos buenos apuntes del natural ademas con sonrisillas varias de varios "miembros", jaja.
    Un abrazo y animo siempre.

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    1. Estimado José Sánchez,
      ¡Muchas gracias! No es fácil, pero es encantador para apoyarse unos a otros, incluso el uso de blogs. José, vamos a seguir el ritmo!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Dear Jose Sanchez,
      Thank you so much! Not easy, but it's lovely to support each other, even by blogging. Jose, let us keep up!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Jose Sanchez said...
      Sadami encourage, keep looking to find insurance, and all will be rewards. Some good notes from life in addition to sonrisillas more of several "members", haha.
      A hug and encouragement always.

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  9. Querida Sadami, me gustan tus dibujos, unos mas que otros, y estoy contigo en que es muy importante el dibujo del natural y el dibujo en grupo, las dos cosas nos enriquecen y nos hacen crecer. No puedo dibujar a tu lado, pero tu blog me compensa un poco de esa falta. Un abrazo.

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    1. Querida Tina,
      Gracias. Muy feliz de que mi mensaje y el trabajo le estimula. Sí, nosotros, los artistas tienden a ser aislados. El trabajo en grupo es importante. Tina, que, también, disfrutar de dibujo y pintura. Le envío mis mejores deseos.
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Thank you. Very happy to know my post and work encourages you. Yes, we, artists tend to get isolated. Group work is important. Tina, you, too, enjoy drawing and painting. I send you all my best wishes.
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Dear Sadami, I like your drawings, some more than others, and I'm with you that is very important to the life drawing and drawing group, both enrich us and make us grow. I can not draw on your side, your blog up for me some of that lack. A hug.

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  10. Sadami...your 5 min. quick quick is fantastic...Love this!..full of emotion. and of course, I love your post as always. And laying on your back??!! too funny, I wouldn't be able to get up..ha.ha.ha.

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    1. Dear Hilda,
      Thank you very much! Oh, Hilda, come join us! You have to try it, "laying on the back." Quite nice. Fresh and sensation?! Of course, the model and me smile each other... ahahaha!
      Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

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  11. Sadami, I have truly enjoyed all your live sketches, with the difficulty of their quickness. I like over all the women's and the cartoon, as funny as always. Thank you, Sadami. Cheers.

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    1. Hi, Albert,
      Thank you so much! You have to come and join us. Let's share joy and have fun together. Group work is nice!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. Sadami, Iknow that kind of work and I Know that this is not easy !
    you have done it so well ! congratulations ! love your sketches !
    hope all is going well for you !
    bisous

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    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you very much! Come over and join us! Do you take photos in group? Group activities are so nice. Let's share joy and fun.
      Cheers and hugs, Sadami

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  13. Wow, wonderful post so full of inspiration and information!!!

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      Thank you for lots of cheers!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  14. Sadami, I too love life drawing. Sometimes it frustrates me, and yet I always love the time I spend at it. I agree that it "recharges" me. My favorite in this list of wonderful drawings is the womanly one. great perpective on her face (looking down). Wonderful work!

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you very much for cheers all the time. I love looking at your life drawing. Your blog posts and work recharge me, too. Keep up wonderful work that shines through.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  15. Your life drawings, as well as your others, appear so fresh and full of energy. That is consistent. It is hard to imagine working so fast and you have inspired me to revisit life drawing in my area.

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    1. Dear Maria,
      Thank you. BTW, how long does/did it take to finish your pastel portait? I do not know well how other artists finish up life drawings and portaits. Anyway, let us have fun !!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  16. I really admire and appreciate and drool over your wonderful figure drawings now that for two weeks I have been sketching the human form everyday :) I know from experience now that it is such a challenge to draw something like you do in 3, 5 10 minutes!!! And thanks for such beautiful words too.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Meera!
      I'm nothing different from others. But I kept sketching, drawing everyday, if I found a time such as 3, 5, 10 minutes. I thought I was silly enough and never gave up... just kept on. But one day, my friend kindly said to me,"Sadami, continuity is a talent." Her say puzzled me. I thought I was silly... "No, it's a great talent. Most of us soon give up." ...oh..I see...
      So, I pass on that say to you, continuity is a talent. Keep up!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. 5 min sketch favorite .. super life dwg..sounds like you have a good mentor and friend there

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    1. Thanks, Jane!
      Yes, my mentors and friends are lovely. Well, you have a wonderful HUSBAND and family! I'm going to write about successful mentorship one day.
      Cheers, Sadami

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