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Monday, October 1, 2012

1)Life Drawing 2)Indigenous Literacy Foundation Bid For My Work

Hi, Friends, did you enjoy a weekend? We're enjoying a long weekend. Come over NSW, Monday is our Labour day!

OK, a first topic, "colourful life drawing," a vivid colour use. Only primary colours -- yellow, blue and red are used. 
Technically, my life drawing should be called, "life painting," rather than drawing?! All work, paper size is A2. I love "big" papers for life drawing. (Sounds like stress buster?)
The model's face expression caught me. His image was "strong." Crayons were bright blue and green. A background was added later. Very dark purple, mixed with blue and red, works well. It looks like black. 

Below, contrast was the key. Strong and big brush strokes create the lively work. "Simple and bald" makes a drama. Always I come back to life drawing to get inspiration for illustration. (* I used Burnt Sienna a bit in this work.)  

It's a great virtue of an artist, particularly, for an illustrator, to have many styles in repertoire. Like these life drawing results, can I be brave and playful in other work? -- is a next challenge. "Be flexible and explore something new,"  I ask myself. Departure from the basics and create something unique -- is my quest. (*Not easy to achieve them all!)



Now, the second topic, "One Word One day,"  a charity auction for Indigenous children's literacy. All money goes to "Indigenous Literacy Foundation." 
Oh, my, Friends, "Indigenous Literacy Foundation" bought my work!! Wow, sooo happy! Great honour!! 
 Banner and My Work
The auction was really a fun. This guy entertained us so much to bump up bidding. Australian famous authors, foremost illustrators and their fans enjoyed raising funds in ABC building (=Australian Broadcasting Corporation ). The hall was full of laugh! (*NOTE: The auction, on it own was "silent.") Seeing is believing. Friends, next time, you have to come and join us. 
It's nice. I was so happy to know that we can make a change by art and through art.
...I believe in my illustration teacher's say,  "Children picture books can change the world!" Yes, we can.  

Friends, Happy Painting!! Have a nice week!




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32 comments:

  1. Congrat! Your works are alive. The mixture of colours are great. Here's your profesional background

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    1. Hi, M.Antonia,
      Thank you! I'll keep a simple style in watercolour even though I explore something new.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. So nice to see your paintings and also have you explain how you went about them. Congratulations on the Auction, and your work chosen..wow! well deserved.

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    1. Hi, Ann,
      Thank you for warm cheers. The Auction was really good. I'd join it next year, too.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  3. super life dwg sadami ..love the blue line

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    1. Hi, Jane, Super wash master! Thank you. Me, too, love the blue line!

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  4. Siempre es un placer ver tus trabajos Sadami. ¡La mejor manera de terminar la semana!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, Onera,
      Eres tan lindo! Estoy luchando por el proyecto de ilustración en estos momentos. Sus alientos ayudarme a ir hacia adelante. ¡Gracias!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Oh, Onera,
      You're so nice! I'm struggling for the illustration project right now. Your encouragements help me go forward. Thank you!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Onera says...
      Always a pleasure to see your work Sadami.The best way to end the week!
      A hug.

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  5. LOVE all the paintings ....such vibrancy! My favorite is the final one, the emcee...you caught everything, his expression and his wonderful hand counting something off and holding the paper. You're so good, Sadami!

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you very much! Ahahaha, me, too, love the last one, the MC. I'll keep up.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Congratulations, Sadami! Love your life drawings/paintings!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you for warm cheers! I'm struggling for the illustration project right now. Your encouragements help me go forward. Thank you!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  7. Hello Sadami:) How nice you sold your work voor een good cause! Congratulations. That must be a wonderful feeling:) Your paintings are very nice and your style is very special. I love your bright colors. You are a great artist! Have a nice week:)

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you very much. I'm struggling for the illustration project right now. Your encouragements help me go forward.
      I'll more enjoy in the "strong contrast" in "clear colours" from now on. You, too, enjoy your adventure in art.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  8. Bravo..and congratulations! You are inspiring. Like you I am always inspired to try new things. Some day maybe even Childrens books! Love your broad bold strokes in these. Loved your cemetery party post too.

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    1. Yahooo, Dan!
      Thank you for warm cheers all the time. Your work, too, inspires us. Yes, trying new things is fun and a good thing. I hope one day you'll illustrate children picture books! Ahahaha, happy to know you enjoyed the cemetary post, too. Have a nice day!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  9. Dear Sadami, read what is going on around you is always so interesting!
    Your drawings illustrate so well what you write and the life
    you're living ... come and see you
    is always an opportunity to admire
    beauty and smiling joy !

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    1. Dear Rita,
      Thank you for warm cheers always. Yes, if you were in Sydney, definately, I'll invite you to come and join us. But on net, we can overcome time, space and distance. Right now, I'm on the very demanding project and busy(*deadline is in this month). Your email really encourages me. Thank you!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  10. It's always a pleasure visiting your blog, Sadami! Your life drawings are getting better each time. I love the vibrant colors you have...and the skin tones are perfect !! Beautifully painted!!!

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you for the warm cheers always. Right now, I'm on the very demanding project and busy(*deadline is in this month). Your comment really encourage me to get through this project. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. Ciao Sadami,
    anch'io mi aggrego agli applausi per il tuo stile e i tuoi colori, ma
    ciò che mi prende il cuore è il tuo grande senso dell'umorismo e la tua capacità di far affiorare il sorriso...
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Oh, Floriana,
      Grazie per godersi il mio post e il lavoro. Beh, in realtà, quello che hai sentito è il mio scopo e obiettivo per il blogging. Voglio fare i lettori sorridere e prendere un periodo di riposo qui nel mio blog. E si spera, "ricaricato" i lettori potranno godere la loro vita di nuovo!
      Ciao, abbracci, Sadami

      Oh, Floriana,
      Thank you for enjoying my post and work. Well, actually, what you've felt is my purpose and goal for blogging. I want to make readers smile and take a rest here in my blog. And hopefully, "recharged" readers will enjoy their lives again!
      Cheers, hugs, Sadami

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      Hello Sadami,
      I also join in the applause for your style and your colors, but
      what takes my heart is your great sense of humor and your ability to bring out the smile ...
      Hello, hugs, Floriana

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  12. Yes, I agree with the others. Your colors are so vibrant and I love the green crayon to draw with. I will try this with my students... except they will do trees. Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. Dear Maria,
      Thank you! Oh, I see. Yes, please enjoy bright colour crayons with students. Well, get out of "already-made stereotyped visual info" was/is one of my goal in life drawing. Life is not black and whiteʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  13. Hola Sadami. ¡Son unos trabajos excelentes! Muchas felicidades por tan extraordinaria labor. Los niños son lo más importante del mundo y ayudarlos y hacerles felices nos hace felices a nosotros.
    Un abrazo muy grande. Sonia.

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    1. Hola Sonia,
      Muchas gracias. Tú y yo realmente aman a los niños de la tierra. Vamos a trabajar para los niños. Nosotros, los artistas pueden traer la sonrisa del mundo.
      Un fuerte abrazo, Sadami

      Hi, Sonia,
      Thank you very much. You and me really love children on the earth. Let's work for kids. We, artists can bring the world smile.
      A big hug, Sadami

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      Hello Sadami.They are excellent work! Congratulations for this extraordinary work. Children are the most important in the world and help them and make them happy makes us happy to us.
      A big hug. Sonia.

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  14. Sadami, your paintings of people are so good, so alive, I love exploring them and trying to figure out how you did them.
    Congratulations on the success of your work!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Oh, Blaga, thank you!
      Easy! Come and join our life drawing class. I made all the paintings above in from 5 to maximum 20 minutes. "Draw lines. Put colours,"--that's all. I think nothing. I "feel" something and get on. Draw, draw, draw first, before my finding will be gone -- is my style or "drawing is my hand's thinking." No matter. Try/draw Again. Fail again? Fail better and the hand will find answers. Make sense? Then, result, learned skills will never leave you. Further, it will open another door for you to a higher road.
      Best wishes & heart, Sadami

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  15. Dear Sadami. It's always a great pleasure to wander around your sketches and the smart comments that illustrate them. They always enlight our weekend. Thanks, Sadami. Cheers!

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    1. Dear Albert,
      Thnak you! Your kind encouragements always lift me up. You, too, enjoy drawing and have a wonderful weekend!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  16. Estupendas ilustraciones, Sadami!! Tus retratos son siempre muy expresivos y tienen mucha vida y movimiento. Es un placer volver a pasear por tu blog y contemplar otra vez tus excelentes trabajos. Un cordial saludo!!

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  17. Hola Joan,
    Muchas gracias. Siempre he admirado su energía y creatividad para la obra de arte. Su trabajo es muy colorido y hermoso. Por favor, mantenga!
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    Hi, Joan,
    Thank you very much. I always admire your energy and creativity for art work. Your work is very colourful and beautiful. Please keep up!!
    Kind regards, Sadami

    >>>Joan said...
    Great illustrations, Sadami! Your pictures are always very expressive and have lots of life and movement. It is a pleasure to stroll through your blog and look over your excellent work. Regards!

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