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Monday, July 8, 2013

Kids Ice Skating

Hi, Friends, how are you?Are you enjoying summer or winter? We, Australians are in the middle of winter and school holidays! Children are so cute on an open ice rink in Parramatta (27 June - 14 July). I hope my sketches will send you kids and parents bouncing voices!  

People look at my sketching, but all respect me (thank u!). A mom showed my sketch to her crying daughter who had slipped badly. My work made her happy and she stopped crying!!


The boy above tried very hard to walk to his mom. His tip toe walking was very charming. Balancing is tricky. We often slip away and cannot always stay well. Woops! 
"That's all right! It happens!" Mom and Dad cheer up kids. Can you hear them? Any parents and care givers call their kids' names and cry out cheers. 
The boy below got stranded with a frown face after slipping away. Ah, life is sometimes not easy. Hang in there, dear! You stand up again. Go, go!!  
Well, this little girl was very smart. (...or I should say her brother or parents good idea?). She was sitting on a penguin brother pushing.  All what she got to do was looking after a little monkey on her back!
But whatever happens, moms are here to hug you and support you!! Probably, a mother's voice and a child's cry is the first and the most fundamental call in our human relationships. Oh, my most favorite scene is a mother's love for children and children's response, vice versa. It's very touchy to sketch little skaters.
Very lovely to see those intimate human interactions and my privilege to sketch them. 
Oh, yes, in addition, I'd say special thanks for securities and skating rink staff. They remember me well, "Oh, you were a last year's artist!" Yes! Particularly, I'd say thank you for a security who watches the rink and cares for settings all night long. Then, we can enjoy safety and have a wonderful event daily. The skate rink staff and securities invite me for skating. Nice!! We are having a great fun!

These sketches give me ideas for a bigger size work. 
Friends, Happy Painting!!!

















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28 comments:

  1. I keep forgetting you are having Winter now, whilst we are having Summer...and for once we are having some hot sunny days, Wow!

    Love your drawings of the little skaters, you add movement to the sketches and drawings, very clever ツ

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    1. Yes, Ann, an upside down season sounds strange, doesn't it? Thank u for cheers. I'll keep up! You, too!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Eres genial Sadami. Sabes captar perfectamente la expresión del momento. Eso son años de práctica.
    Fantásticos!!!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Gracias millones, Joshemari! Sí, se necesitan años para llegar a este nivel. Pero de una manera positiva, siempre y cuando una persona mantiene dibujo, ella puede conseguirlo. Sé que su trabajo se pone mejor y mejor. Eres grande, Joshemari!! Animar mutuamente y mantener este viaje en el arte.
      Grandes abrazos, Sadami

      Thanks millons, Joshemari! Yes, it takes years to come to this level. But in a positive way, as long as a person keeps drawing, she can get it. I know your work gets better and better. You're great, Joshemari!! Let us cheer each other and keep this journey in art.
      Big hugs, Sadami

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      You're great Sadami. You know to perfectly capture the expression of the moment. That are years of practice.
      Fantastic!
      A big hug.

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  3. Well I look forward to the larger work! These sketches are great! They remind me of your earlier post that told me (yes, me) that I need to be freer and practice sketching movement! On my list of things to improve..

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    1. Thank u, Dan! Yes, sketches inspire me to get on something a bit bigger, but I want to keep spontaneousity. Like you said above, just my mentor gave me feedback, saying, "Lovely pics Sadami - these spontaneous moments are the ones to include in your illustration work. They are captured naturally and not cliches - very precious!" Dan, let us enjoy drawing more!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Cada semana logras sorprenderme, Sadami.
    ¡Fantásticas ilustraciones!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Gracias, Onera, por sus cálidas alegrías que me animan mucho, como sólo estoy luchando en la ilustración. Usted, también, mantener y disfruta de dibujo más.
      BST deseos y abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you, Onera, for your warm cheers that encourage me so much, as I'm just struggling in the illustration. You, too, keep up and enjoy drawing more and more.
      Bst wishes and hug, Sadami

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      Each week manage to surprise me, Sadami.
      Fantastic illustrations!
      A hug.

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    1. Thank u, Pierre!! Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Your sketches of children are as charming as always, Sadami. Please, keep on sharing with us all your expertise. Cheers!

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    1. Thank u, Albert! Your cheers always lift me up. You, too, keep sharing your nice work with us!1
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Lovely sketches! Funny idea that it's winter down under, while we here finally have some sunny summer days.

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    1. Thank u, Judy! Well, a world is big and full of wonder.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. Beautiful sketches, with a charm all their own! Did you have a crowd watching you, Sadami? For sure if I was there, it would be you I watch and not the skating! :) xx

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    1. Thank u, Pat! Yes, people looked at my work, but parents, kids and securities, all respected me. A mom showed my sketch to her crying daughter who had slipped badly. My work made her happy and she stopped crying!!
      xxx Sadami

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  9. All of these sketches are probably my favorites so far of your work, Sadami!!! Sketching children isn't easy since they move SO fast! but you caught such beautiful expressions..
    especially the first one...the little boy trying so hard to balance on those skates and we can ONLY imagine his worried Mom in the background hoping he doesn't fall!!! Love these!!

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    1. Thank u, Hilda! Oh, sketching moving kids excites me most! We, women with motherhood always care for any kids! How is your grandkid? Let us enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. all these little skaters are just beauiful! Love each and every one--I can sense the love you have for all the children!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste! Yes, I love each and all!! Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Always a very tender glance towards children. Have a nice week dear Sadami :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Lydie! Yes and I know you, too! Tomorrow, we, picture book illusrtators and artists donate talents and time for fundrasing for indigenous children literacy.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. Cuando dibujas niños tu lápiz refleja ternura y cariño. Unos apuntes fantásticos.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Muchas gracias, Tina! Sé, también, Mostrar maravilloso afecto y ternura, cuando se capturan a los niños.
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina! I know you, too, show wonderful affection and tenderness, when you capture children.
      A hug, Sadami

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      When draw children your pen reflects tenderness and affection. Some fantastic notes.
      A hug

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  13. Your sketches are so very charming and I love the stories you tell with words too! I can see how you see things adds to your sketching!

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    1. Thank u, Meera! I know you, too, are very good at story telling. Let us enjoy blogging more and more. Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. Your sketches are so beautiful, Sadami, especially accompanied by a story each. Makes me feel like I'm there and can see on your characters' faces what they feel. You are a terrific illustrator for sure!

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    1. Thank u, Blaga! Your cheers make me so happy. I hope I will create good picture books. You, too, enjoy drawing!! Best wishes, Sadami

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