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


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hidden Talent

Friends, thank you for awaiting a new post. I've finished up the project to advocate the immigrant women in Australia. Very happy! Then, I've got on other publishing projects.
Now, back to the topic, "Hidden Talent."
I'd dedicate this say to you, "Perseverance is a talent."

Ages ago, a dear friend looking at my piled drawings said, "Sadami, you're a hardwroker. That's a talent." I could not believe her say, as I thought I was a one trick poney or a donkey.
"Sadami, listen. Many people will soon stop drawing and give it up. How many people keep drawing?" ...oh, I see... 
""Stick-to-it" is a talent." Her say encouraged me so much. I nearly overlooked my talent!  I determined to challenge pencil sketching people daily after that friend's say.

Continity is power, even though a few minutes sketch was hard. It often dissaponted me. I wanted to give up, but soon I realized I expected too much too soon. So, --- probably this is my another talent -- I just enjoyed my work results and kept on. I always shared joy with people around watching my drawings. Great fun and joy. Then, I moved onto colour pencils from black and white.
Furthermore, the playing with colours has opened a door to watercolour. Today, I enjoy watercolour sketching of a live model.


Learned skills take me to a higher road. I'm playing with washes for the ongoing illustrations. Already uploaded washes are here. 
As a picture book illustrator, I explore watercolour and use it to unify a text and pictures in book making. The potential is limitless. It has simply come from hard work.

Friends, anyone can have diligence and hard work. They are so precious talents. "Experience is the best teacher," is simple, yet true. So, I draw something first. Theory follows Experience. "Seek and you'll find it," is also true. My "hands" will find answers, not my brain! Let us enjoy drawing and just keep up.
Friends,  you have a wonderful talent, called hard work!!  
Happy Painting!!

NOTE: Pardone me, if I do not regularly post every Monday. The ongoing projects occupy me much. The hand seems to be ok, even though it needs to put on a plaster at night. Cheers!














Share/Bookmark

42 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the inspiring post Sadami. I think we all have times when we question why we do this art thing, and if we should continue to spend so much time and money on it, with rewards so few and far between... But the people who give up and walk away from their true passion are the most unhappy people you've ever seen. It's the intrinsic rewards that we are fulfilling a need deep down inside of us, and we are expressing things that can only be expressed through our art, that keeps us going. Your paintings are beautiful! So soulful and with such rich stories to tell.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Katherine,
      Thank you for the thoughtful and honest comment. Yes, practically, for any of us, it's not easy to choose art as a profession. Not only mentally, but also commercially, to go on as an artist is quite hard. Kathy, but I'm so happy to do this job. Reward is tremendous. As you know artists are a good example for "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" does not work.
      Very happy to know you love my paintings. I love people. "Life is beautiful and people are lovely," -- is my mantra for painting!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  2. So very right, Sadami - skill like yours comes from hard work and practise. You are so very skilful too :)

    Pleased to hear the hand is doing ok. Keep on!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, very caring Pat,
      Thank you sooo much! Oh, you know, we endlessly keep up, whistle enjoying each small achievement.
      I need balance between the hand and the work. I'll keep on!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  3. Hola Sadami! Cómo estás?
    Ese señor tenía toda la razón. Eres y tienes un talento increíble! Dibujas como los ángeles!!!
    Esa primera niña con el violoncelo, es de una enorme delicadeza. No sabes lo mucho que me gusta. Los demás también, pero esta vez aprecio especialmente esta primera.
    Hasta la próxima. xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Joshemari,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Esta chica es absolutamente correcto que tienes un talento maravilloso, demasiado, y su trabajo obtiene un sofisticado y hábil más. Estoy seguro de que un día un concilio local pide tener una exposición en el Ayuntamiento.
      Me encanta dibujar reproductores de música, sobre todo, jugadores de instrumentos de cuerda. Puede intentar esbozarles. Podría ser divertido y muy agradable para disfrutar de la música dulce.
      xx Sadami

      Oh, Joshemari,
      Thank you very much! This girl is absolutely right that YOU have a wonderful talent, too, and your work gets sophisticated and skillful more and more. I'm sure one day a local concil asks you to have an exhibition at Town Hall.
      I love sketching music players, particularly, string instruments players. You can try sketching them. Could be fun and very nice to enjoy sweet music.
      xx Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Hello Sadami! How are you?
      This gentleman was absolutely right. You are and have an amazing talent! You draw like Angels!
      That first girl with the cello, is a great delicacy. You don't know how much that I like. Others also, but this time I especially appreciate this first.
      Until the next. xxx

      Delete
  4. Buen trabajo, Gracias por compartirlo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola, Marene,
      ¡ Muchas gracias por los saludos!
      Saludos cordiales, Sadami

      Hi, Marene,
      Thank you so much for cheers!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>Marene said...
      Good work, thanks for sharing

      Delete
  5. Tus apuntes son deliciosos y debo darte la razón en cuanto a lo perseverar, pero... tambien es importante el talento de cada persona, el saber lo que quiere decir, entonces es cuando entra el valor de la técnica. Me alegro que tu mano esté bien y sentirte ilusionada con tus trabajos. Un abrazo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola, Tina,
      ¡Muchas gracias! No niego que algunas personas aprenden técnicas bien o rápidamente. Pero no es un talento, creo. Ninguno de nosotros puede componer 9 sinfonías desde el principio. Práctica y trabajo duro nos da alas para volar por el cielo. También, en mis ojos, existe trabajo técnicamente super sofisticado, pero no epidérmica. Al contrario, técnicamente, no calificado, pero tan delicado trabajo existe como las personas con discapacidad intelectual creat. Tina, estoy seguro, técnicas sigue corazón, si un artista trabaja duro.
      Veremos después de mi mano. Gracias por la preocupación de la clase.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Tina,
      Thank you very much! I do not deny some people learn techniques well or quickly. But it's not a talent, I think. None of us can compose 9 symphonies from the beginning. Hard work and practice gives us wings to fly across the sky. Also, in my eyes, technically super sophisticated, yet not touchy work exists. The opposite, technically, not skilled, but so touchy work exists such as people with intellectual disabilities creat it. Tina, I'm certain, techniques follows heart, if an artist works hard.
      I'll look after my hand. Thank you for the kind concern.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Your notes are delicious and I must give the reason in regards him persevere, but... is also important the talents of each person, know what you mean, then is when you enter the value of the technique. I'm glad that your hand is well and feel excited about your work. A hug.

      Delete
  6. congratulations on finishing the project on immigrant women! How will the paintings be used? And take care of that hand! All the best with the publishing work :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you very much! Regarding the immigrant women, we put my illustrations and sketches, more than 30 images? into a book. When time comes, I'll let you know.
      Yes, I'll take care of my hand and work more for the publishing projects!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  7. Sadami, you inspire me, you really do. I appreciated your email so much. oxox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Debbie,
      You, too, inspire me all the time! Your etegami and beautiful faith are always touchy. You're really an amazing lady, as I understand Japanese society. Keep up your wonderful work!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      Delete
  8. I never thought that perserverance is a talent! Now I do - and perhaps I am a bit lacking in that area, but will try harder. It is very good of you to share your struggles and fears when you were beginning to draw. I think we all "want it now!" and don't really believe that we can do anything, with enough practice and education. You have shown that you certainly can!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Rhonda,
      Perserverance is a talent. But also, we need to be wise enough to try different methods / ways to achieve the goal. Otherwise, we hit our heads against a wall on and on -- that's I've learned from my life experiences.
      Take care and take it esay!!
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

      Delete
  9. A wonderful post, Sadami! I love all these sketches but I truly love that first one.. an absolute winner! Glad to hear your hand is getting better!!! take care of yourself.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you so much! Me, too, love the first one most!
      Yes, I'll balance the health and the work and enjoy them all!!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  10. That was a great post, and a good reminder. I always lament that I can't capture people in motion. You've inspired me to practice. Maybe daily.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Barbara,
      Thank you very much. Yes, daily sketch -- only just for a few minutes is enough. "Step by step one goes far," is ture.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      Delete
  11. I do not always comment. But always look at your blog, I love it.
    And I am happy to know that perseverance is what has led you to a degree of perfection.
    Congratulations for your work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Mayra,
      Thank you very much! Yes, imagination and practice gives us wings to fly across the sky. Let us have fun in art.
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  12. Hi Sadami, that is so true: talent is one thing but is nothing without perseverance! Wonderful people sketches and a beautiful wash! Have a nice week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you very much! In art, I believe imagination and practice gives us wings to fly across the sky. You, too, have a nice week!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  13. sorry sadami have had problems leaving comments on your blog ... so glad your hand is on the mend sadami ...very wise words ..all the best with your publications ..good to see a salt wash .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you~! Let us blame on the system, not our friendship. I'm illustrating a story, using washes as much as possible. So, I look up your work and blog often. Sometimes, it's challenging, but I need it. Come over this blog onward. I'll upload my wash experiments, certainly.
      Thanks, yes, I need to balance work and health.
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete
  14. Maravilloso trabajo Sadami, un abrazo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola, Mari, gracias por tan bonito saludos! Un fuerte abrazo.
      Hi, Mari, thank you so much for nice cheers! A big hug.

      >>>Mari said...
      Wonderful job Sadami, a hug

      Delete
  15. Hello Sadami:) Thank you so much for this wise lesson:) You are a wonderful person. I can learn a lot from you! I love your sketches! Have a nice week:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Renate, Thank you!
      You, too, are a wonderful person! I'm learning lots from you really. Your work is very charming and technically, very interesting. Keep up wonderful work!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  16. Dear Sadami, words full of wisdom!
    No talent, no aptitude can bear fruit without action!
    The good will of a person less gifted can get more of the laziness of a very gifted person. Even at school brilliant elements but not constant in the study, they got less than people who developed talents and abilities with the work perseverance and tenacity!
      I admire your work of art and I admire your personality so authentic and deep in expression of thoughts.
    I have a friend,as YOU, on the other side of the world whose words always give me a good time and whose art works bring joy to my eyes! An affectionate greeting, Rita.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Rita,
      Thank you!! I have a wonderful friend in YOU, although your nice comment blushes me up. "Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration," said Thomas Edison. So true. I prefer to an action rather than empty words in order to find answers in life and art. Let us keep up and enjoy drawing!
      Very the best, Sadami

      Delete
  17. It is very inspiring to read this post, Sadami, very motivational. Thank you! Your paintings of musicians are wonderful! Have a very fruitful week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Blaga, thank you!
      Very happy to know you enjoy the post and the paintings. You, too, have a wonderful, wonderful week!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      Delete
  18. What beautiful sketches of musicians. and your post was very inspirational. I will take your words to heart.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Carol, thank you for visiting and a kind say.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      Delete
  19. Sadami, we just have to thank your daily challenges, keeping up drawing and painting! greetings,
    and use caution, always :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, thank you, Denise!
      You're always caring. I'm learning a lot from you.
      Kind regards, Sadami

      Delete
  20. Hola querida Sadami. Es una frase muy bella "La perseverancia es un talento" No la olvidaré nunca, muchas gracias.
    La acuarelas y el dibujo son hermosos.
    Me alegra que estes mejor de tu mano.
    Un cálido abrazo. Sonia.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ¡ Oh, gracias, Sonia!
      Sí, usted, también, tiene un talento maravilloso!! Debemos utilizarlo para "divertirse" de dibujo y pintura! Hasta ahora, mi mano parece estar bien. Voy a trabajar en el proyecto editorial.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Sonia!
      Yes, you, too, have a wonderful talent!! Let us use it to have "fun" in drawing and painting! So far, my hand seems to be ok. I'll work on the publishing project.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Hello dear Sadami. It is a very beautiful phrase "perseverance is a talent" won't it forget ever, thank you.
      The watercolours and drawing are beautiful.
      I'm glad you're better in your hand.
      A warm hug. Sonia.

      Delete
  21. さだみさんへ

    絵も言葉もいつも、とてもすてきで考えさせられます。
    さだみさんの絵はやはり、ハートがあるなとおもいます。ほんとに絵を描くのがすきで、精進を惜しまない姿勢は学ばねば鳴らないとおもっています。手のほうはよかったですね。わたしも、多難ですが、生き延びております。

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Midori,
      コメントをありがとう。貴方は大変そうですね、それでも絵を描き続けているのは素晴らしいではありませんか!精進は惜しみません。私のblog友達で水彩の肖像画が大好きなのがヨーロッパに居ります。これは文字通り、世界の名だたる有名水彩画家の追っかけをした武勇伝を話してくれました。好きでやっています。面白いからやります。うまく描いてやろうと思うと私は決していい絵を描きません。旨くなったら、儲けたと思います。別に気負ってやって居ないのが理解ります?たった一回の人生です。これ、"水彩" を見つけて良かったネ、と友人と私は語りあいました。
      Cheers, Sadami

      Delete