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Monday, June 23, 2014

Talent in What You Love

Hi, Friends, how is your weekend? I relaxed myself in sketching and prepare for the watercolour teaching. Regarding discovering a talent, very well-known advice is "do what you love." Your favorite area is your heaven, isn't it? My only favorite area in art was black and white drawing. Do you like it? My passion is not rational or logical, but quite simply, I've really liked drawing. That's all. 

Friends, have you ever heard this very famous fact ; ultimately, a person's drawing skills is equal to her painting skills ( = a person's painting ability does not go beyond her drawing skills). Black and white is foundation. If you want to learn watercolour painting skills, "Draw, lots of black and white," is very good advice. It sounds like a round way that discourages learners who want to find a quick solution. Unfortunately, no such an easy way to learn watercolour. So, we encourage any students/learners to work on drawing. 
Why is a black and white drawing so important? In my view, b & w is the best way to study value and mood. At the same time, it's fun for me to play around in b & w. Once, I loved black & white drawing more than other school friends. My friends got bored and quickly gave up dessin and croquie. I got hooked and my crazy enthusiasm for drawing puzzled the friends. My ages-long drawing skills have come out a traditional style in painting. I started colour pencils before getting into watercolour. I fell in love with watercolour only a few years ago (So, Friends, have confidence!). It is not hard to loose up watercolour with the solid drawing skills and to move in from the traditional style. Another bonus from drawing skills is my current caricature and cartoon drawingʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
In my experience, drawing capacity = painting ability. 
Today, I enjoy playing with colours. Are you a type for taking a line for a walk or colours in sketching outside? I'm the latter one and hope colours sing and dance on papers!
Some artists clearly use lines more than colours, but I do not. These are my most recent b & w. Interestingly, like my colour, it comes up loose. If you have good drawing skills, it's not a big deal to get how to handle colours. 
My current work has all come from the most favorite area, drawing. In other words, if I did not love drawing, I would never become a visual artist. 
As I mentioned in the first paragraph, "Your favorite area is your heaven," we have joy in work of things we like. To find our loving things is easy. Pursue it. Yes, our enthusiasm and love overcomes difficulty. A talent is in your preferred area.    

Finally, I'd devote this quote for anyone. Some people, in particular, still tell me with a sigh, "Oh, Sadami, you have a talent. I don't have it." Humble people do not realise this wonderful and amazing talent.

“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.” 
-- Susanna Kaysen
... and 
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.” 
--- Erma Bombeck

Friends, Happy Painting and Drawing! Let me hear your favorite area. 
Do what you love and ... Love what you do! 
Let us use what we have and have fun always!! 













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18 comments:

  1. Estoy de acuerdo con todo lo que dices. En tu trabajo se ve tu ilusion y como te diviertes pintando.
    Sigue así!

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    1. Dulce Tina, gracias! Sé que te gusta el dibujo, también. Vamos a divertirnos. Quiero vivir la vida simple.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Sweet Tina, thank you! I know you enjoy drawing, too. Let's have fun. I want to live life simple.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Tina said...
      I agree with everything you say. In your work is your illusion and as you have fun painting.
      Keep it up!

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  2. Hola Sadami, eres una gran dibujante y una gran pintora!! Es muy difícil llegar a pintar bien, especialmente con acuarela, si no sabe uno dibujar. Por lo tanto estoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo que lo primero es dibujar, dibujar y dibujar. Luego cando ya se domina el dibujo, empieza uno a dar color al dibujo. Es lo mismo que me ha pasado a mi. No hace mucho tiempo que empecé a poner color.
    Eres maravillosa. Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Dulce Joshemari, gracias y estoy feliz de saber que disfruten de mi puesto. Sí, he estado buscando en su trabajo desde hace años y me pareció lo mismo está sucediendo en ti. En estos días, los colores se ponen tan vivo y hermoso. Los amo a todos. Un día, ven a Sydney y vamos a esbozar juntos! Usted me puede enseñar cómo dibujar la arquitectura.
      Un fuerte abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Sweet Joshemari, thank you and I'm happy to know you enjoy my post. Yes, I've been looking at your work for years and found the same thing is happening on you. These days, your colours get so vivid and beautiful. I love them all. One day, come over to Sydney and let's sketch together! You can teach me how to draw architecture.
      A big hug and smile, Sadami



      >>> Joshemari said...
      Sadami Hello, you're a great artist and a great painter! It is very difficult to paint well, especially with watercolor, if one does not know to draw. So I totally agree with you that the first thing is to draw, draw and draw. Then Cando and dominates the drawing, one begins to color the drawing. It's the same thing that happened to me. Not long ago I started to put color.
      You are wonderful. A big hug.

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  3. Hola Sadami, pese que hace tiempo que no te comenté tus trabajos, sigo disfrutando mucho viéndolos, un abrazo

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    1. Gracias, muy amable Frances. Yo también, siempre miro su increíble trabajo. Sigan con el trabajo maravilloso y hacernos felices!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, so kind Frances. Me, too, always look at your amazing work. Keep up wonderful work and make us happy!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Frances said...
      Hello Sadami, despite that long ago you did not mention your work, I still enjoy seeing much, hug

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  4. I agree with you, Sadami, if you love doing something, you inevitably become good in it. Some people think that talent is something that does not take any effort...
    Your drawings are always so good and one can tell that you have a passion for doing them. The men in the chair, for example - what an expression, so alive! And the musician above it, i get the feeling that I know this guy...
    Keep your passion, Sadami, and have a very happy week!

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    1. Hi, sweet Blaga, thank u! You, too, have a grerat passion for watercolour. Like you think, I believe talent requies perseverance. BTW, very happy to know you feel personality in my work. The libralian was talking of "safty on online" at a workshop. My watercolour amazed the musician (quiet guy!) and a band. Blaga, I want to express a person's inner world on paper.
      You, too, keep up wonderful work and have a nice day!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. congratulations on having your work selected for poetic justic sadami ... great sketches ...you have wonderful hand sadami ...lots to give and share .

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    1. Thank u, Jane! Yes, "give and share" is the tips to become happy. More come back than it.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. You definitely have a talent and a learned skill from years of drawing and painting - but your joy for your subjects and materials always shows through. Love the painting of you and your paint tubes!!

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    1. Thank u, Rhonda! I know, you, too, have a talent and drawing skills!! Let's have fun together. Very happy to know you enjoy the fun drawing.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  7. I agree, Sadami, talent is nothing without perseverance! Your passion for drawing and colour shines from the screen! Wonderful work, and also, love for people!

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    1. Thank u, Judy. If you like it, you'll happily work on it and it lasts. I love people and something "moving" that catches my eye and heart, "Life."
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Wonderful Post!! I love how you impart great wisdom in such simple style! You understand and know how to use your talent! I especially love the Erma bombeck quote :) Thanks for sharing and congratulations on sketches in 'poetic justice' !

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    1. Thank u, sweet Meera! I'm enjoying the "Building Dreams" project. "Poetic Justice," was a good project, too. I hope we, artists can bring love, hope and dream to a world.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. I've been catching up with all of your work and they're all wonderful, Sadami.! Your passion for drawing is so evident in your work....
    Have a wonderful weekend....








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    1. Hi, Hilda, Thank u! Your enthusiasm for pastel is super and skills, too!! I admire your landscapes and portraits. All your work tells your inner world, too. So, sweet, sensitive and caring! Keep up wonderful work and make us happy.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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