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Monday, September 30, 2013

Stop @ Nothing

Hi, Friends, did you have a good weekend? We, friends got together for dinner. Nice!! Soon, we'll do it again and celebrate a friend and my birthday in October.
BTW, how do you keep upbeat in your work? I keep drawing. It's my way to produce momentum. Sketches are stimulus for my illustration and other watercolour. If I stop at a good work and get narcissistic, it'll be the end of my artist life. NOTE: In a healthy way, I appreciate achievement and enjoy taking a rest. BUT I do not either look back or cling to good results.  

I always seek for a new subject. This close up is my first challenge. Breast feeding is one of the most beautiful scenes on the earth. I'd like to develop this sketch. Hopefully, my brush will dance like this sketch. Mood and circumstance are fixed deeply in my memories. The sketch gives me an idea for composition. The drawing has become a seed for my future work. I'll foster it!   
 What do you think about illustration and reality? In my style, illo stays somewhere between soft imagination and concrete reality. This is my playing around or illo based on a sketch at a "supermarket." I felt my eyes were very aware of a picture book illo. The work is overworked though, it gives me a fresh idea to play with colours and direct painting. I also looked at a space in the work (*a real work is on A4 that has more space around this girl). In a picture book illo, space is critically important.  
Next try, I will fail better!
Good! That's what I wanted to keep -- "impetus." 
The girl's parents and I have become good friends. Nice! Always drawing brings me new friends. 

Non stop sketches are my driving force and raw data. Once, another illustrator asked me seriously, "Tell me how can you keep your energy? Why do you always fly high and get excited with the illo project (that often takes one or two yrs)?" Sadly, the illustrator was cursing at oneself that could not create an upbeating power any more. For me, drawing is the power for illo and fine art work.

Yes, for nearly 24 hrs I'm with a sketch book and ready to capture an interesting subject except sleeping?! (*Often a good new idea hits me when I wake up!) I sketch whatever interests me, even on a queue at a post office.
My simple belief is 
"Eventually, a hard working lay person will do more job than a lazy genius." 
I want to keep moving on and eschew mannerism.

Friends, Happy Painting! Stop at nothing~!
 (*My image of the lady from memory, who had enjoyed coffee with me in the last post.)  
























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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Sadami - and I love the phrase 'somewhere between soft imagination and concrete reality'. Yes, this is for artists everywhere! Will keep on too! xx

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    1. Thank you, Pat. You're spot on. The phrase you quoted is my mantra. You, too, enjoy drawing and writing.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Keep it up Sadami! Everything looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Dora. You, too, keep up good job. Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Hello Sadami, wonderful blog post. I love your sketches from life events, like breast feeding. I myself did one of those when a relative visited me and had to feed her baby. It was simple but told a wonderful story as far as I am concerned. Those slices of life we single out and reproduce tell so much about who we are at heart. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you, Carol for a thoughtful comment. Yes, each momenet of life tells a story. I hope we will appreciate our lives fully. Blessing to you, too. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Los apuntes son una maravilla, espero que siempre tengas esa curiosidad por nuevas temas y alegria para llevarlos a cabo!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Tina! Sí, tu comentario es en el clavo! Vamos a tener curiosidad como un niño. Usted, también, disfruta plenamente de todo y cada momento. Un abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina! Yes, your comment is spot on! Let's have curiousity like a child. You, too, enjoy everything and each moment fully. A hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      The notes are wonderful, I hope you always have that curiosity for new topics and joy to carry them out!
      A hug.

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  5. preciosos trabajos Sadami, enhorabuena por todos, animo y a pintar...sin parar, el trabajo duro siempre da resultados. un abrazo

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    1. Gracias, Jose! Vamos a disfrutar plenamente cada momento. Espero que nos divertiremos en la elaboración de más.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Jose! Let's enjoy each moment fully. I hope we will have fun in drawing more.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Jose said...
      precious works Sadami, congratulations, encouragement and paint... without stopping, always hard work gives results. a hug

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  6. Keep on drawing and sketching, Sadami! Your work is so full of love.

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    1. Thank u, Judy. And you, too! Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. FELICIDADES SADAMI y que ese día seas muy feliz junto a los los que tu quieres!
    No, no, no mires hacia atrás. Siempre hacia adelante. Seguro que será así.
    Tus dibujos de niños lactantes son un encanto! Como todo lo que pintas.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Gracias Joshemari! Sí, miraré hacia adelante todo el tiempo. También disfrutas dibujando y vida completamente.
      Salud, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! Yes, I'll look forward all the time. You, too, enjoy drawing and life fully.
      Cheers, Sadami

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      Congratulations SADAMI and that day to be very happy next to those which you like!
      No, no, don't look back. Always forward. I am sure that will be so.
      Your drawings of children are a charm! As everything you paint.
      A hug.

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  8. Brilliant paintings and drawings, Sadami....such life!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste!! Yes, "life" is my subject. Cheers, Sadami

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  9. Hello dear Sadami:) Your sketches made me smile. Thank you for that! The first sketch is so lovely and original. I've never seen such a thing. Beautiful. Also the lady from the the third sketch is lovely. I can see you enjoy doing this. Hugs:)xx

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  10. Thank you, Renate. Yes, I'd like to sketch breast feeding more. Me, too, like the lady's sketch. I feel her personality in it. Your comment always makes me happy and cheers me up! Cheers, Sadami

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