Interested in purchasing artwork? Please leave comment with your email address. I'll contact you.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spotlight Violet in Sketchcrawl#36

Hi, Friends, this is the exclusive,  on the story of my model, a shy lady in the 36th International Urban Sketchcrawl in Sydney

Queen Vitoria Building was chosen. It started from 10 AM. I, "architecture allergy girl" looked for a figure to draw. I met a lady at a lunch time. She seldom spoke in a group. I felt her like a violet, shyly looking down with a humble smile. I really love shy people or those who will not come up on a central stage. "May I sketch you?" I asked.  My asking a bit surprised the lady.  Other members told her, "Sadami makes a beautiful work! We want to be models!" (Thanks, members, great backup! Cheers for our mateship!)

I just sat besides the lady and shared a wonderful silence. She sometimes smiled and kept on drawing seriously. It gave me her image. When she looked at my finished sketch, she said, "Oh, you  flattering!," but happily she took a photo of my sketch.


Outside the QVB, I challenged sketching a statue and Town Hall. Thank goodness, Queen! Without her, I might have messed up the work. (*Often my tiny "handmade" paint kit amazes others. Daarrrling, size is not a matter! All we need is LOVE! xx!!)

Group work is fun. We, members were sketching each other. Could be a classic joke! (actually, this  quick sketch was a warm up for my right hand. I usually do some warm up before "get on.") This gentleman was a very productive caricaturist. He made the quick cartoons of most attendances. Amazing!









Later, we, members uploaded photos and sketches at our MeetUp site. The members gave me really nice feedback, particularly on the quick protrait. It's the lady's beauty. I'm dead honest with what I feel. Very happy to know my work made others happy, too. 

In work, I hope myself to spotlight violets standing against the wall as well as orchids, roses, party flowers. 
I hope my painting brings something heartwarming and shares joy with others.  

Friends, Happy Painting!! 



Share/Bookmark

36 comments:

  1. Good work !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Pierre,
      Thank you very much. Your work is beautiful!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  2. Hi Sadami, wonderful portrait, you're a big artist!! :) i like very much the statue and Town Hall, is perfect! Cheers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Mari,
      Thank you! I used an old and common technique in the statue and Town Hall -- just focus on the subject and blurrs a rest. It worked out for me.
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  3. Fantástico Sketchcrawl, Sadami. ¡Buen reportaje!
    Un abrazo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola, Onera,
      Gracias por aplausos. Uno siempre está bueno para mí! Te conozco, también, son muy agradables para los demás.
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Hi, Onera,
      Thank you for cheers. You're always nice for me! I know you, too, are very nice for others.
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Great sketchcrawl, Sadami.Good story!
      A hug.

      Delete
  4. "ihope my painting brings something heartwarming and shares joy with others".oh!yes Sadami your painting is a pleasure.thank you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Isabelle,
      Thank you! I'm sure your work, too, brings others joy and happiness.
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  5. Another wonderful post. Your gift to the world, Sadami, is the way you see the beautiful in all people :) Lovely sketches and I'm sure everyone had a very good time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Rhonda!
      I know you're so sweet to others. Always you introduce others on your blog, teach beginners and care for others. (*I really admire you!) BTW, sketching in a group is good. Do you try it? Have fun!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  6. The shy lady is fabulous, Sadami! I noticed all the colors in her hair, wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you. You have a good eye. Keep up and enjoy drawing!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  7. Beautiful sketches, Sadami! I especially like the portrait of the "shy lady". Such a nice expression on her face. I can tell that you painted your warm feelings too.
    Happy painting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Blaga,
      Thank you. Yes, portraits and any work shows subjectivity and objectivity between an artist and an object/subejct. You, too, happy painting!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  8. Eres una fantástica retratista!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Did you mean: Dear Tina, Thank you. You,to, make wonderful artwork! Kind regards, Sadami
      Querida Tina,
      Gracias. Tú, también, hacer obras de arte maravilloso!
      Un cordial saludo, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Thank you. You,too, make wonderful art work!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      You are a fantastic portrait!

      Delete
  9. Hola Sadami. He leído con interés todo el texto. Todas las personas se sienten felices porque eres muy agradable, se ve reflejado en los rostros de tus dibujos. Preciosos sketchs!!
    Un abrazo. Sonia.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola, Sonia,
      ¡Gracias! Compartiendo la alegría es buena. No se puede ser feliz solo. Tenemos que compartir.
      Saludos, Sadami

      Hi, Sonia,
      Thank you! Sharing joy is nice. We can't be happy all alone. We need to share it.
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Hello Sadami. I read with interest throughout. All people are happy because you are very nice, is reflected in the faces of your drawings. Beautiful sketches!
      A hug. Sonia.

      Delete
  10. Your sketches have such a beautiful, fresh feeling to them. They are really nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Nancy,
      Thank you for visiting my blog.
      You make beautiful work! I particularly love your watercolour paintings full of colours, life and sense of humour!! Please keep up.
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  11. The lady's calm and steady demeanor comes across as well as her beauty. I really love the statue...what lovely darks! All your work from the day is "refreshing". It is fun to see photos of you on the job too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you so much! Very happy to know you enjoy the post. Regarding the statue, I emphasized the contrast -- darkened the darks. I might as well upload my photos more often?!
      Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

      Delete
  12. BEAUTIFUL sketches, Sadami. I'm so amazed with this statue that you sketched..you make it look so easy!!! and these lovely, colorful flowers are perfect!!! enjoy your day!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you for kind cheers! You, too, make beautiful art work one after another. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  13. I think that everybody in your city knows that you
    are a great artist ! your work is so beautiful !!!
    I'm really impressed by the sketch of the statue ! amazing...
    wish you a wonderful weekend sadami
    bisous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you for the kind cheers. It seems that many people really like the statue. I might as well try that style. You, too, make wonderful photos. Have a nice weekend!
      Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

      Delete
  14. Hi Sadami, that looks like such a good Sketchcrawl, it is so nice to meet up with others sketching.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Ann,
      Yes, it's really nice! You have to come and join us.
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  15. Hello Sadami,
    It's always lovely to visit your blog. Love your work but you know that already.

    Evelyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Evelyn,
      Thank you for a nice comment! I look forward to your upcoming posts and art work. Go, go, Evelyn!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  16. People, flowers or even buildings - you sketch them all so beautifully - bringing out the essence!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you! That's our job and our joy, isn't it? And you're one of us, artists, aren't you?
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  17. Sadami - Your paintings, style and blog are beautiful. Lots for me to learn from here. Best wishes Laura x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Laura,
      Thank you and welcome to my blog!! YOU can teach me about watercolour! I hope you will enjoy my work and share a wonderful time. Let's have fun together.
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete