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Monday, July 15, 2013

Life Drawing with Different Approach

Hi, Friends, are you enjoying drawing? I'll upload my life drawings. Quite simple, I love people, so I love life drawing. For me, life drawing is "alpha and omega" for drawing and painting. In my eyes, lines are the fewer, the better. Fortunately, my great mentor, Ann James suggested me, "Let lines breathe!" years ago, when I worked on illustration. Ever since, I always remember that advice, when I draw.

I quickly made this work, as a model could not hold it any longer. Strong lines made rhythms and worked well to capture a moment. Movement fascinates me so much.  (A2)

Below, the model's very feminine and gentle mood was lovely. First, I put watercolour on paper and then, drew lines. I'd like to explore this technique more so that I can control an amount of water/paint. (A2)
This male model gave me a very tender and kind image. Actually, he was an armature.  I was interested in washes to create a "soft touch" with colours in the work. (A2)
In this work, I used a "side" of a graphite like a charcoal. First, I put values, then, drew lines. This upside down technique saves lots of time and eliminate unnecessary lines = simplify lines and creates a strong message. If I add a texture or create a background with a texture, a work would be an interesting one. I'm planning to use this technique to make a "negative" drawing. (A2)


Not only accuracy, but also, a model's mood, movement, face expression and body language interest me so much. "How beautiful we are!" -- I'm always in awe. I hope I will capture the beautify of our body with every technique. 
If you have an interesting experience, a unique technique or an opinion for life drawing, please let us share.   
Friends, Happy Drawing and Painting!!





 









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30 comments:

  1. Is that first drawing your early morning exercise?
    Great post and have a lovely week x

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    1. Good point, Polly! I DO a morning exercise. Unfortunately, it's not in my menue given by a physio, hahaha! U, too, have a wonderful week!! Cheers, Sadami

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  2. I love that saying 'let lines breathe'.
    You certainly have, Sadami and the process gives you some beautiful work.

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    1. Thank u, Pat! U, too, enjoy figurative paintings and challenge comps.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. All these sketches appear to be casual work but they are fabulous.

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    1. Thank u, AK! Your warm cheers always encourage me. U, too, enjoy drawing! Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. You capture the essence of people in a few lines, amazing! I love your people sketches very much!

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    1. Thank u, Judy! I'm sure you, too, enjoy life drawing. Yes, figures interest me most. Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Dear Sadami:) I don't believe you can controle water and paint more as you do now. Your sketches are so nice. I'm going to ask my husband to pose for me as the model in yor first sketch so I can try it myself:) Have a lovely day. Hugs.xx

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    1. Thank u, Renate for warm cheers. Yes, ask your hubby to make that posture (*Never tell me it ends up divorce .•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ). U, too, have a wonderful day!! Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  6. Fantastic drawings and sketches! One can see in them how much you love painting people. And you are sooo good in it!

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    1. Thank u, Blaga! Yes, I love people!!! You, too, enjoy drawing. Cheers, Sadami

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  7. These drawings have to be your best and my favorite...the skin tones are beautiful and so soft...SO well done, my friend.! As far as that first one ...it would probably take me to the hospital very quickly!!! LOL. LOVE THEM ALL!!!

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    1. Thnak u, Hilda! Yes, a skin tone is the key factor to make a successful figurative paintings. But each artist's taste, amount of use of water/paint are different. I'm still keep on doing experiments. Well, the first posture really surprised us, life drawers. Thank goodness, Hilda, we did not call an amburance.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Fantasticos!. Tienes toda mi admiracion.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Tina! Sus estímulos son mi energía! Saludos, Sadami
      Thank you, Tina!! Your encouragements are my energy! Cheers, Sadami

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      Fantastic!. You have all my admiration.

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  9. Sadami, que admirable trabajo el suyo, y buena idea la de poner primero los valores primero y luego las lineas, voy a practicar en ello , el resultado es muy interesante, gracias por compartir

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    1. Gracias por Beatriz! Sí, probar algo nuevo o diferente como solía hacer. Vamos a compartir la diversión y resultados! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you for Beatriz! Yes, try something new or different as you used to do. Let's share fun and results! Best wishes, Sadami

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      Sadami, that admirable work yours, and good idea the first put the values first and then the lines, I'm going to practice it, the result is very interesting, thanks for sharing

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  10. Sadami, great post. Love each technique. You breath such life into each. Enjoy your week, too!

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    1. Thnak u, Pam. You,2, enjoy drawing the beauty of mother nature. Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Excelents watercolors, very beautiful art!
    A hug

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    1. Thank u, Antonio!!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. Let lines breathe - great, I have to remember! And I am pretty darned fascinated by the upside down technique. Wonderful sketches!

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    1. Yes, Dan, go for it! And try something new. you'll always find interesting facts and we learn them. Cheers, Sadami

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  13. wonderful post! -Love the results of all your various techniques - how you manage to capture the essence of the person in a few lines, values and colors! I should try to remember your tips about letting lines breathe, upside down method of putting values and colors first! Thanks for sharing so freely!

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    1. Thank u, Meera! Sure, you'll enjoy different approaches and exolore more. Otherwise, I'll get into mannerism. Not good at all. Let's challenge something new. Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. Ciao Sadami,
    scusa la mia incostanza nei commenti...
    Oggi ho pensato che il tuo mondo pittorico è un mondo che ride... e penso sia una caratteristica immensa!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Grazie, Floriana per una vist e chattare con me. Il tuo blog è brillinat, e molte persone amano il proprio lavoro. Tenere il passo!
      I migliori auguri, Sadami

      Thank you, Floriana for a vist and chat with me. Your blog is brillinat and many people love your work. Keep up!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Hi Sadami,
      excuse my inconstancy in the comments ...
      Today I thought that your pictorial world is a world that ride ... and I think it's a great feature!
      Hello, hugs, Floriana

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  15. Fabulous, as always, Sadami! I am in awe of how quickly you can capture the figure. I could feel the tension of the model trying to hold that pose in the first one. And thank you so much for cheering me on through my thesis.

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    1. Thank u, Leslie. I assume "Draw before think!" could work for me!!? Writing a thesis requires time and energy. Take it easy. Sure you'll make a wonderful one!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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