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Monday, June 18, 2012

1)Background Study 2) Caricature

Hi, Friends, how have you been?We're in winter. Wooo! Cold! I actually got a cold.
How do you handle a background?
I've been doing experiments to make a background.
A background should not speak more than a subject. Yet, it must help a subject convey a message. I finished up this work based on the sketch in a library. The girl's face expression is the main interest. In the work, the background is the "setting" to show a venue and a mood.
Technique : "Limited palette" = use only a few colours.Regarding composition, I always make only ONE focal point.
Simplified other information in the background. In the work above, the exception was lights that looked interestingʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .
Another study work. A background was added on the old work. When I have a technical quest, I always come back to black and white.
Value and mood study is essential for illustration.
What I've learned are...1)"Limited palette" works! 2) "Be brave," as we do not need to make a masterpiece all the time, don't we? We're only human, aren't we? Yey!

Now, coffee break! The fun drawing of my mentor, Ann James. Hahahaha, feedback is quite positive that successfully captured Ann's impish quality or a bit naughty girl?! I made it at a library whilst studying a book, "Australian Picture Book Illustrator". Librarians said, "Ah, so cute!" Well, that's my way to make caricatures. In my eyes, anyone has beauty. My belief: an artist is the person who can depict beauty and discloses it on paper!



Usually, my doodles create cartoons and caricatures. So, Friends, doodles are great "brain and hand exercises." Bring a sketch book with you all the time and pin down inspirations.

Friends, take care and Happy Painting!!
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32 comments:

  1. Hello Sadami, friend:) I don't think you're wainting for my tips about a background. I'm struggle to often self with that problem. And you are far too good for me! You will manage! Love your work:)

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    1. Dear Friend Renate,
      Thank you! But you've been making beautiful works. Let us keep enjoying drawing and painting!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Your thoughts about backgrounds are interesting, Sadami! In the black and white study with and without dark background, it is amazing to see the difference in mood. Keep on doodling!

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    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you. Yes, I sometimes feel we, picture book illustrators have a bit different veiw about a background from fine artists, as text and space are critically important. I'll keep enjoy doodling.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. genial Sadami, me alegras el dia cada vez que ojeo tu blog. un abrazo desde España, aqui estamos ya en verano, claro.

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    1. Estimado José,
      Gracias, pero no estoy del todo cordial. Vamos a disfrutar de dibujo y pintura en su totalidad! Un abrazo desde Sydney, Sadami

      Dear Jose,
      Thank you, but I'm not genial at allʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Let us enjoy drawing and painting fully! A hug from Sydney, Sadami

      >>>Jose said...
      Sadami great, I glad the day every time you leaf through your blog. a hug from Spain, here we are in summer, of course.

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  4. It is always so informative and instructional to read your blog, Sadami. And quite fun too. I had missed a lot and am slowly catching up. Yes, backgrounds, you illustrate your point so well!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you for visiting! I hope you will enjoy reading posts and share a nice time here. Simply becaue, to tell you the truth, I want readers to take a rest and recharge and keep up this blog.
      Cheers, wink, wink,ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Sadami

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  5. I learnt a lot from you.It is especially great to know about the background. Thank you so--- much. I'll try it today.

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    1. Hi, HaniHani,
      I'm learning lots from you!! You do a background much, much better than me! Just have fun and let us enjoy drawing and painting.
      Cheers,Sadami

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  6. Hola Sadami. Cuida tu resfriado!! Aquí estamos con mucho calor! Je,je! En pocos días empieza el verano y...horror!! Hace demasiado calor, para mi!
    Con respecto al ambiente de un dibujo está muy bien como lo has expresado. Ha de quedar indefinido pero que explique con poco dibujo, el lugar donde se quiere representar.
    Eres una gran ilustradora! Dibujas como los ángeles!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola Joshemrai,
      Muchas gracias! Jajaja, yo podría ser un ángel caído? deben estudiar mucho para que yo pueda volver a un paraíso. Sus dibujos y pinturas se vuelven más sofisticados y mucho más. Espero sus noticias en una exposición en solitario!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Dear Joshemrai,
      Thank you very much! Hahaha, I could be a fallen angel?! must study hard so that I can go back to a heaven. Your drawings and paintings get sophisticated more and more. I look forward to your news on a solo exhibition!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Hello Sadami. Take care of your cold! Here we are with very hot! Heh, heh! In a few days and summer begins ... horror! It's too hot for me!
      With regard to the environment of a drawing is fine as you have expressed. It must be indefinite but explain with little drawing where you want to represent.
      You're a great illustrator! You draw like angels!
      A hug.

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  7. Hola Sadami, me encantan tus sketch como de costumbre, son geniales, el primero es mi favorito! un saludo!!

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    1. ¡Oh, Mari Jose,
      Muchas gracias! Vamos a disfrutar de dibujo y pintura más y más!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Oh, Mari Jose,
      Thank you very much! Let us enjoy drawing and painting more and more!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Mari Jose said...
      Sadami Hello, I love your sketch as usual, are great, the first is my favorite! greetings!

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  8. Siempre es un placer ojear tu blog, Sadami.¡Fantásticos trabajos!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola, Onera,
      Muchas gracias! Siempre espero con interés sus dibujos y pinturas. Vamos a divertirnos juntos!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Hi, Onera,
      Thank you very much! I always look forward to your drawings and paintings. Let's have fun together!!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>Onera said...
      Always a pleasure to browse your blog, Sadami. Great work!
      A hug.

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    1. Yahhooo, Dora!
      Thank you very much. Your cheers are my energy to go forward!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  10. what I love about your work, Sadami, is that you move easily from serious work to light-hearted work--you can do it all! I really like that you often "do not take yourself too seriously" and you do cartoons and doodles to prove it! I like the discussion about background. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, Celeste, thank you~~~!!
      Your kind comments give me energy to move on. Hahaha, yes, my work style is very broad. BTW, do you make cartoons? Quite a fun! You always upload interesting topics and different paintings that impress me and encourage me. Thank you. You, too, keep up!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Ciao Sadami,
    you have really a big ability and energye!
    I like how you are able to smile about everything and I think that this is very important in the life!
    Beatiful works!
    Ciao, ciao, un abbraccio, Floriana

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    1. Hi, Floriana,
      Thank you! I know you, too, have a biiiig ability and huge energy! Smiling about everything is the important skill to get through a tough time. Let us enjoy drawing and painting together.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. Great advice and examples Sadami. I always enjoying looking at and learning from your art.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      Thank you very much for great cheers. You always lift me up. Thank you so much! Keep up your wonderful blog and psots!
      Cheers and hugs, Sadami

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  13. Toda una lección Sadami! es importante el entorno y destacar lo que realmente quieres mostrar, pero no es facil. Un abrazo.

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    1. Querida Tina,
      ¡Gracias! No es fácil, pero vamos a divertirnos. Me encantan sus hermosas pinturas de acuarela. Se le hacen mucho mejor trabajo en hacer un fondo que yo. Me tienes que enseñar!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Thank you! Not easy, but let's have fun. I love your beautiful watercolour paintings. You are do much better job at making a background than me. You have to teach me!
      Hugs and smile, Sadami

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      Sadami a lesson! environment is important and highlight what you really want to show, but not easy. A hug.

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  14. Fantásticos tus dibujos, Sadami!! Me encanta tu frescura y la expresión tan viva de tus retratos. Los fondos desdibujados les dan mucho contraste a tus figuras y resaltan aún más. Te felicito!! Un cordial saludo.

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    1. Querida Joan,
      Muchas gracias por aplausos amables! Su trabajo Mozaic es muy vivo, colorido y lleno de energía! Eso impresiona veiwers tanto. Gracias por compartir el valioso trabajo. Por favor, mantenga!
      Saludos cordiales, Sadami

      Dear Joan,
      Thank you very much for kind cheers! Your mozaic work is very vivid, colourful and full of energy! That impresses veiwers so much. Thank you for sharing the precious work. Please keep up!!
      Best regards, Sadami

      >>>Joan said...
      Fantastic your drawings, Sadami! I love your look so fresh and alive in your portraits. Blurred funds give high contrast and highlight your figure even more. Congratulations! Best regards.

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  15. Están muy bien estos trabajos,Tefelicito Sadami, un abrazo.

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    1. Hola, Diego,
      Gracias por aplausos. Tú, también, que hermoso trabajo!
      Un abrazo y aplausos, Sadami

      Hi, Diego,
      Thank you for cheers. You, too, make beautiful work!
      A hug and cheers, Sadami

      >>>Diego said...
      These works are fine, Tefelicito Sadami, a hug.

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  16. wanderful sketches!!! as always; regards :-)

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    1. Oooohhh, Carlos!
      Thank you so much! Your cheers are my energy!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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