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Monday, December 1, 2014

1) Life Drawing 2) John Barrow Collection @ Dromkeen Homestead

Yahoo, Friends, we enjoy life drawings every Monday evening and nearly at the end of a term. In this term, I weighed on black and white as well as watercolour. What do you want to draw in life drawing? My most interest is the uniqueness of each model and the beauty of our body. I love life drawing. "Let's have fun!" is my motto, although not many people seem to have fun in it. All my life drawings are on A2. It's wonderful to move around arms and hands biiiig and free. Yes, try it! 
Dry and theoretical teaching is questionable, in my view. It brings down many passionate people. Consequently, some people will even hate life drawing. Friends, don't worry measuring a proportion. I've never scaled proportion of a body with a charcoal or something. Although I might be wrong, tens of millions drawings will give our eyes a good measuring system in a natural way.   
*played with oil pastels in a few colours. 
Movements and face expressions are fascinating, aren't they? I keep drawing a model all the time from any angle, even a model is just taking a rest and not making a posture. I feel such a little snap-shot-like moment often turns up a nice drawing in a lovely mood that tells a model's inner world well.
Technically, if a rhythm comes up in lines, it looks lively. It means, if a work has strong lines and modest lines in it, a drawing looks nice. Regarding watercolour on A2, if you can control the amount of water, you will be a winner, especially, in case of a thin paper.   
(*this model was still putting on a top.) 

A model and other life drawing club members love looking at a model's individuality in my work (thanks!). I often do not have "words" to depict my work. Probably, I might not be a type to talk too much about my own work. I'd let my work "speak" instead of me. A dawing is me. I just love to enjoy each life drawing's outcome.
This model says, "Your work depicts me," and looks at this work with a big smile. Thank you for encouragements. I hope a personality or emotions will come up in my drawings.
Yes, my love for people motivates me to draw it.

Now, this weekend, I'll visit Melbourne again to see mentor Ann James and editor Helen Chamberlin. Ann has invited me. On 7th, Sunday, we'll enjoy John Barrow Collection (Australian famous picture books from 1998 to 2004) at Dromkeen Homestead. The exhibition will display the crucial part of Australian contemporary picture book. I will see people deeply involved with in Australian publishing industry such as top illustrators, authors, librarians, teachers and so ons in a broad spectrum. I certainly feel sweet Ann wants me to study about our publishing industry history, while having a fun. Yes, I will!    
So, please pardon me if I will be lazy for blogging. But I'll certainly post what we enjoyed there. Look forward to my report of our fun event!
Friends, Happy Painting!

















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16 comments:

  1. Good day Sadami, what a wonderful post. I do love your commentary and explanations too. Enjoy your visit to Melbourne. Wishing you a safe and wonderful trip.

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    1. Dear Carol, thank u very much! I really look forward to the visit. You, too, have a productive and wonderful week! Kind regards, Sadami

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  2. Tus dibujos como siempre expresivos y libres, como tu. Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, dulce Tina, gracias! Dibujo es nuestro mundo interior. Claro, su hermosa pintura acuarela es como tú! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Tina, thank you! Drawing is our inner world. Sure, your beautiful watercolour painting is like you! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Tina said...
      Your drawings as always expressive and free, like you. A hug.

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  3. Hi Sadami, I enjoyed your post and your figures. Your work is great.

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    1. Thank u, Carol! I love your drawing, too! Let's have fun! Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Well, I love drawing from life too, Sadami. I love the wonderful energy in all your drawings. I agree with what you said that some people seem to hate it (and I can't understand why...because they think it is difficult, I guess). I love all your drawings and your recent portrait below too.

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    1. Hi, Celeste, thank u! Yes, I know you love life drawing, too. Like you mentioned, some people might think it's too difficult or I wonder if a dry teaching took away joy in drawing... Keep up your wonderful work. I love your work and admire your attitude as an artist.
      ...and very happy to know you like the portrait is! Later, I'll disclose who she is.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  5. Dear Sadami - your passion and love for life drawing really comes across in these sketches. Thank you dear for sharing. Hope you have a delightful day.

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    1. Sweet Debbie, thank you! You, too, enjoy art activities and life fully! Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Such beautiful drawings! Love the one in blue pastels - sad, moody look to that one and it doesn't need to be completely finished to have that feeling - the face says it all! You really capture the shape and size of bodies so well. Have a wonderful trip and visit!

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    1. Oh, sweet Rhonda, thank you! Yes, that's what I wanted to tell in blue oil pastels. You, too, enjoy life and art activities!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Wonderful, wonderful work, Sadami! Have a great trip!

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    1. Thank u, sweet Judy! You, too, enjoy drawing! Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Beautiful live drawings. I am marvelling the way you drew these hands!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Blaga! Your watercolour always encourages me and I learn lot.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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