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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review Life Drawing Class 2012

Hi, Friends, oh, yes, I have to upload the post on a life drawing class! Have you ever joined any workshops or life drawing classes? If you have, let us share the experience.
Our life drawing class was over two weeks ago. We promised to see next year! Nice!! Group work is wonderful that we could get mutual help, encourage each other and foster friendship. (of course, party! We had a teppan-yaki party!)

I developed the background for this work in the studio (A2). The mood came up. But real reason was that the thin paper could not respond to what I want to do in watercolour. So, I used charcoal for the  background. 

 This work is really the last work in the class. A4, Arche, 300 allowed me to enjoy washes. Colour came up beautifully and as I like. 

This year, I tried to caputure a mood in a model. Also, I've been exploring watercolour, paper, paper use, other medium such as charcoal, crayon, etc, etc.  A2 challenge was good. (*An outlet of emotions and a stress buster!!) It's so nice to move around arms and swing a body to draw! I know other members smile at me.
Positive feedback has come to especially these drawings. Me, too, like them and really enjoyed drawing!  

Through the drawing, I felt "speed" is an important element for me to make lively work.  When I had slowly drawn lines, they came up dull and stiff. Not alive at all. The same is true of brush strokes. 
Bang, bang, bang! Splash, splash, splash! -- gives me a good result. 
But what about drawbacks? 
First, a dilemma between paper and paint. As I've started playing with paints more and more, thin papers cannot hold my plenty of paints or "water." I wanted for thick ones. Although when I used favorite thick papers, it took much time to get dry in a limited time in a class. Mmmm.... how I find a solution? Second, avoid mannerism. Find more challenges -- it's a matter of my creativity. Like a hunter, I always keep an eye on interesting and new approaches for watercolour.  So, third, "Forget making a good or nicely beautiful work. Make a mess! Go experiment!"    


Finally, we'll run workshops from each member's favorite area. Wow, it will be fun and exciting! I'm asked to run a "watercolour painting for figures" workshop ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. I hope we will have a good time! 
Friends, Happy, Happy Painting in 2013!!

 
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14 comments:

  1. Sadami, that second painting is so moody, sad, and so beautiful! I like more captured mood paintings from you but your linework is so expressive and colorful, it makes me want to return to life drawing! I always think this in the new year - perhaps this year I'll return - but I never do. Lazy, I guess? Love all of your work and so glad they have asked you to do a workshop for watercolor figures!!

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  2. Hi, Rhonda,
    Thank you for the good comment! Finally, I decided to put the female nude at the first. Line work is interesting. Actually my mentor Ann once encouraged me to use lines. Her say "Let lines breath!" impresses me so much. But I'm trying to put watercolour paint directly without lines. Always there's a new challenge and fun. I hope you'll have fun in life drawing, line work and your own workshops! Ah, a bit shame, if you're next door, I'd ask you to come to our workshops.
    Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  3. All the sketches are amazing, i love your figures, the top one is so sensitive and beautiful..
    Happy Christmas Sadami! :)

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    1. Hi, Mari,
      Thank you! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Happy holidays, Sadami! Thank you for all your great sketches and wonderful life stories in your posts! Happy painting in 2013! Best wishes, Judy.

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you! You, too, have a wonderful and safe holiday season! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Magnificos, Sadami!!!
    (como siempre)
    Felices Fiestas!!!

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    1. Hi, Juan,
      Thank you! Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. beautiful sketches and paintings, Sadami, I remember some of them from previous posts. And interesting thoughts and questions...
    Enjoy the holidays and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you for your encouragements. I'd keep up life drawing. I want to always explore something new.
      Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Estupendos trabajos, cada día te admiro más. Un abrazo y Feliz Navidad!

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    1. Querida Tina,
      Gracias. Me admiro demasiado, usted y su trabajo. Si estuviera al lado, les ruego que me enseñe cómo dibujar el paisaje. Feliz Navidad y un feliz año nuevo de vry!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Thank you. Me, too, admire you and your work. If you were next door, I'd ask you to teach me how to draw landscape. Merry Christmas and a vry Happy New Year!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Great work, every day I admire you more. Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  8. Hello dear Sadami:) Your life class drawing are so beautiful. The first one is my favorite. That background is stunning. Over the year I enjoyed your paintings, sketches and drawing very much and I learned a few things from you as well! The most important I learned is: be optimistic!!!
    Thank you for that and thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. I wish you and your family happy Christmas and all the best for 2013. Big hugs:)

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    1. Dear Renate,
      Thank you so much. Yes, "be and being optimistic" requires "self-trust" and "healthy self-esteem" that allows a person to enjoy challenging without hurting a self nor damaging a self -- is learned in my psychology study and from my life experience. Let us enjoy art activities more in 2013.
      I wish you, your family a Merry Xmas and a very Happy New Year!!
      Big hugs, best wishes, Sadami

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