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Sunday, September 1, 2013

1) Podiatrist 2) Storyboard & Group Work

My update about picture book project and portraits. Here we go!
1) podiatrist's portrait
A podiatrist is a specialist for feet, a "foot doctor." Usually, podiatrists do not have a high light in society. So, I created the work. I heartily hope this work will send special thanks for my podiatrist and big cheers for service users so that they would overcome difficulties and enjoy life fully!   
 
In this work, I hope the podiatrist's very caring and positive personality will shine through. He has a great fame as a foundation member of Sydney Sports Medicine Centre which provides medical support for professional or National Sporting, Commonwealth and Olympic Games Teams. He also assists non-athletic and workplace injury patients.
The portrait shows the podiatrist working on my splint. I met him to make an orthotics and to choose an embrace for the leg. With a wonderful humour, my podiatrist makes colleagues and patients happy. As if he put a beautiful rainbow over patients. Clients are all ages at any level of need in feet and legs or difficult walking like me. His frank and warm welcome and commitment is wonderful. Also, He really loves his own job. I feel his joy, dedication and pride. Indeed, he and the centre have a local, national and international reputation as excellence.
Did you enjoy his portrait? 
I keep on other portraits. When I finish it, I'll upload it.


2)  the storyboard & group work
Our picture book project is at a very important stage, "full set of roughs for the whole book." Before moving onto colour, we do examine the SB closely, over and over again. 

My wonderful publishing team is working together well.  We exchange our candid opinions on the SB. Yes, discussion continues about page by page and each page/spread in a book. Unanimous agreement of our team members is the essential condition.  


I'm checking a dummy in regard to an "information flow." I, as if I were a third party towards my own work, critically analyse each page in relation bewteen next pages and in relation with a whole. I'm looking at how depicted images convey a message to a next page and in a whole. Also, I'm reviewing the allocation of a text in a page. Yes, a picture book illustrator does a book-designer-like work, too. Always I seek other members feedback and respect advice.

Friends, get surprised? Picture book illustration is not a simple process. It requires huge energy, lots of team work and much time.  Without creating a good working relation, a picture book illo is impossible.  I love group work because of mutual help!  How wonderful to know I'm not alone on the earth in the middle of night in a studio!  So, I really appreciate other team members' work and enjoy working together. 

Also, it's really nice to work on other genres such as portaraits, writing stories, even "doodles" like above etc at the same time. It reduces another work's stress. So, if you have different jobs, keep them and enojy them together. Actually, my publishing team encourages me to enjoy portraits more and more. Nice! 

Friends, thank you so much for your warm cheers. You, too, enjoy drawing and whatever you like!! We're getting into summer.
Happy Painting! 



  






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36 comments:

  1. yes, your podiatrist looks like a happy and dedicated man. You did a wonderful job getting that across!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste! He is one of a pioneer in that area. He taught students and still now attends international conferences. Very nice guy to help me walk again. I'm walking much better! Cheers, Sadami

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  2. I love your portrait of your Dr. He looks so happy to be helping others like you, to improve your life.
    The picture book process is all so interesting and informative. I am learning lots from your posts and updates.

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    1. Very happy to know Teri, you like this work and enjoy the post. He taught students and still now attends international conferences. Very nice guy to help me walk again. I'm walking much better! Regarding the illo process, it's a group work. One day, I'll post the "necessary skills for an illustrator."
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Muy bien Sadami. Ya conozco tus virtudes dibujando figuras...Je,je, hiciste la mía. Te acuerdas? Muy bien. Así que eres una retratista fantástica y con mucha personalidad.
    Sobre tus ilustraciones, también conocemos tu que eres capaz y seguro que los editores valorarán este arte que tú tienes.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Oh, gracias, Joshemari! Jajaja, sí, muy bien recuerdo tu retrato. Una pena poco después de su retrato, muchos proyectos vienen a mí a la vez y no pude seguir caras de otros bloggers. De todos modos, voy a salir.
      Sí, es muy famoso Editor y en la industria editorial, cuando la gente sabe que estoy trabajando con ese editor, dicen, "¡ Eres una chica cinderalla!" Sí, soy muy afortunada! También, disfruta de dibujo.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Joshemari! Hahaha, yes, I remember your portrait very well. A bit shame after your portrait, many projects come to me at once and I could not keep on other bloggers' faces. Anyway, I'll go on.
      Yes, Editor is very famous and in publishing industry, when people know I'm working with that editor, people say, "You're a cindelara girl!" Yes, very lucky girl I am! You, too, enjoy drawing.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Very well Sadami. I already know your strengths by drawing pictures...Heh, heh, did mine. Do you remember? Very well. So you're a portraitist fantastic and full of personality.
      About your artwork, also know you you're capable and secure that editors will appreciate this art you have.
      A big hug.

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  4. So much hard work and determination, in addition to your skill and talent, will get you to the highest rungs of the success ladder!!! Good for you, my friend. And I love the podiatrist portrait - the people behind in all aspects of need, his skill, his smile, everything works well in that :)

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    1. Oh, Rhonda, you're soooo sweet! I hope my work will make people happy. He taught students and still now attends international conferences. Very nice guy to help me walk again. I'm walking much better! You, too, take care and enjoy art!! my dear friend!!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. I love your portraits and illustrations! You always capture the essence of personalities. Lovely work, Sadami.

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    1. Oh, thank u so much, sweet Dora! I love people, us. So, I can capture personalities. Joy and love must come first. Cheers, Sadami

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  6. After a long long absence from the blog (partly due to summer holidays and partly to an unforgiving lazyness) I come back to find my fellow-bloggers. I absolutely adore the portrait of your dear podiatrist, where you can see all the affection you feel for him. (So I did for mine, but unfortunately he retired!). Well, I hope being more constant from now on. Have a good week. Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Albert, welcome back!! Thank you for encouragements. Oh, sorry that your nice podiatrist got retired. But for him, it sounded nice. I'm exploring how to depict people and handling a background. You, too, enjoy drawing and blogging.
      Best wishes, Cheers!! Sadami

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  7. Well it is a magnificent portrait - because his joy of life definitely shines through!

    I am very much enjoying your descriptions of the detailed process involved in story book creation. I think it is wonderful to have a collaborative process - that is the way you will get the best result, I think. As long as you have a good team - and it appears that you do!

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    1. Thank u so much, Dan! Very happy to know you enjoy my portrait and the post.
      We work on 32 pages plus 2 covers = lots of work! Yes, your say is absolutely right.
      Shhh..., in addition, my editor is very famous. Still undercover though, when people know I'm working with that editor, publishing industry people say, "Wow, I'm thrilled. You're a cindellera girl!" Yes, very lucky girl I am! Indeed, long time ago, I dreamed to work with that enditor. I had no idea how to approach a publisher or an editor at that time. But it happened.
      So, Dan, you, too, enjoy drawing and make your dream come true.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Sadami, hermoso el retrato de su podólogo muestra un rostro feliz como el de sus pacientes después que les ayuda a tener pies confortables
    Su libro de imágenes será un éxito, mis deseos de que disfrute de su trabajo

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    1. Beatriz dulce, gracias! Él enseñó a estudiantes y aún ahora asiste a las conferencias internacionales. Muy amable que me ayude a caminar de nuevo. Estoy caminando mucho mejor! Espero que mi libro sea amado muchos lectores. También, disfruta de dibujo.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Beatriz, thank you! He taught students and still now attends international conferences. Very nice guy to help me walk again. I'm walking much better! I hope my picture book will be loved many readers. You, too, enjoy drawing.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Sadami, beautiful portrait of your Podiatrist shows a happy as that of their patients face after that it helps keep feet comfortable
      Your book will be a success, my desire to enjoy your work

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  9. El retrato genial, Sadami. ¡Y los apuntes del niño con el aro fantásticos!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Oh, dulce Onera, gracias! Muy feliz de saber que hayan disfrutado el retrato y el post. ¡ Disfrutemos la vida y el arte!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Onera, thank you! Very happy to know you enjoyed the portrait and the post. Let us enjoy life and art!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      The great portrait, Sadami. And the fantastic notes of the child with the ring!
      A hug.

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  10. I look forward to reading your posts. This podiatrist looks happy and contented because he is helping his lovely patient Sadami. I can imagine that you make him smile.

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    1. Thank u, Polly! Yes, the podiatrist and I are a very good team! Enjoy drawing!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Hello Sadami

    Hello Sadami

    This is a beautiful portrait of the feet Specialist
    major projects need much Engergie
    but in the end they also give a lot of energy
    I wish you much power for the work

    Best regards
    patrick

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    1. Oh, so caring and sweet Patric!! Yes, these drawings give me energy, too. It gives me the meaning of life.
      I aslo know you're the person who wants for justice and beauty. Keep up your wonderful art work and blog!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. Dear Sadami,

    Having a look at your wonderful blog. You have been pretty busy and I see that you keep working very hard. Your podiatrist must feel a lucky guy. He looks very happy. Lovely work! Jolly good!! All the best!!

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    1. Thank u, Anna for your warm cheers! Yes, very busy with the picture book project. But it's a great joy!!! You, too, enjoy drawing and watercolour. I know your enthusiasm for it.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  13. What a beautiful expressive portrait, Sadami! It is apparent that this man is in a very good mood and enjoys his job. I so admire your ability to depict people moods and thoughts! Lovely sketches too. Have a very creative and productive week, Sadami!

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    1. Thank u, Blaga! Yes, the podiatrist is so nice. He always encourages me so much. I walk much better and can enjoy life. You, too, enjoy drawing and life fully!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. What a wonderful and cheerful man is your podiatrist, Sadami! Beautiful portrait! Good luck on your childrens'book illo's, so nice to have such a wonderful team!

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    1. Thnak u, Judy! Yes, his colleagues cannot stop laughing when he is in a room. Me, too. Regarding my publishing team, we're wonderful. When time comes, I'll tell you names-- They are "all star cast." Shhh....Editor is very famous and in publishing industry, when people know I'm working with that editor, people say, "You're a cindelara girl!" Yes, very lucky girl I am! You, too, enjoy drawing.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. love the action sketch below .... great movement ...podiatrist must be very skilled ...can see many takes on the podiatrist portrait wonderful smile and warmth esp like rows of pencil images in bg

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    1. Thank u, Jane. I love sketching movement. In the portrait, creating a bg was challenge. I carefully organised a compotision and tried it on smaller papers again and again. Anyway, thank u for sharing my a result!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  16. Love the action and joy in all your sketches! So expressive! Keep it up :)

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    1. Thank u so much, Meera! You, too, enjoy drawing. :) Cheers, Sadami

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  17. Your portrait has captured a very cheerful and wonderful podiatrist!
    The work involved in a picture book must be immense - it doesn't surprise me. You will need a holiday afterwards :) In the meantime, will cheer you on to the finish line xx

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    1. Oh, Pat, you're so sweet and thank you! Yes, I need a bit holiday but work on the projects. You, too, enjoy drawing and writing. Take care of yourself.
      xxx best wishes, Sadami

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  18. The portrait is fantastic and perfectly expresses what you want.
    I discovered the hidden side of your illustration work , it'is very interesting and a very big work.
    Have a nice day :)

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    1. Thank you, sweet Lydie! I hope my podiatrist will like it, too. Yes, regarding picture book illo, it's a group work that is usually a backstage story. You, too, enjoy drawing and have a nice day!! Best regards, Sadami

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