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Monday, February 2, 2015

Just Do It! is Answer, but Never Be Alone

Thinking wastes my artistic life. If you've got a new idea, just do it next moment, before the idea will be gone. I'm becoming crazy busy with the projects and preparing for the book launch and the exhibition. In it, sketching buskers refreshes me. What do you think, Friends? Doing is the only answer in drawing. All of us know that even a good idea is a half baked potato. I'm an instinctive artist and a believer of experiences that teach me and foster me. None of theories is perfect. 

These ukulele players at market were from Melbourne. Interesting. An ukulele has only four strings (*a guitar has six!). Sketching music players is not so hard. They repeat same movements. So, pick up your most favorite or dramatic one and pin down it on paper. To simplify all other information is effective to demonstrate the drama.  

Here are my black and white created in the evening show. You can't see colours at night. But a very strong spot light intrigued me. I omitted all the necessary visual information which worked well to capture the moment. 
When I've reviewed the sketch books, an idea hits me, "Can't I use that tech in watercolour direct painting?" So, next time sketching, I want to try it! 
Also, we, Sydney Sketch Club went to Doung Moran National Portrait Exhibition 2014 in Paddington Reservoir Gardens I came late and only have 30 minutes to sketch architecture. I kept my motto, "To learn watercolour painting takes life long... plus 30 minutes!" ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ 
The Moran exhibition always inspires me. Another sketch club member gave me nice comments. "I'm not interested in a crystal clean work, but a work that tells a model and an artist's inner world." So am I. We enjoyed a chat, looking around the finalists. I copied one work, "Workshop Magician Paul Taffa" by David Naseby. In the copy, I emphasised masculinity.  Without our club organiser's important utter, "A model is a man!" I might work on a wrong way. In the sketching of David's work, I learned a lot how to harmonise colours in a limited pallet and David bravely omitted all unnecessary visual information in the work. An outcome successfully sends a very strong message. His approach overlaps my idea above.  
"Just do it!" has become my another motto. Finally, when you get stuck in your art activities, never be alone. See anyone else or other artists/same minded people are preferable. Chest off your pains and share joy. Don't get stressed. Join a sketch club is a good option. How much I appreciate the club's activities that refresh me so much and lift me up.
Then, I can keep on.
You, too, Friends, Happy Painting!



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22 comments:

  1. just do it is a perfect motto for us all....love all your wonderful energetic paintings and drawings!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste, you're so sweet all the time! Your cheers give me energy.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Claro que estos dibujos te sirven para posterior pintado a la acuarela!
    Pintar así en directo es muy difícil, pero tú Sadami lo resuelves perfectamente.
    Todos seguimos pintando y dibujando gracias a estar junto a otros, que tienen el mismo problema . Eso ayuda a superarlos.
    Esas escenas de personas tocando instrumentos musicales están muy bien dibujados. Has captado perfectamente el ambiente junto a los sentimientos de cada uno de ellos.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, dulce Joshemari, muchas gracias! Vi su pintura muy hermosa en su blog. Joshemari, que está recibiendo más sofisticado.
      He estado muy ocupado con los proyectos: publicaciones, talleres y la exposición. En mis días de gran afluencia, sus ánimos siempre me levantan y me animan. Oh, no te puedes imaginar lo mucho que aprecio su comentario. Sí, voy a seguir en el dibujo y la pintura.
      Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo !!!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Joshemari, thank you so much! I saw your very beautiful painting in your blog. Joshemari, you're getting more sophisticated.
      I've been very busy with the projects : publications, workshops and the exhibition. In my busy days, your encouragements always lift me up and cheer me up. Oh, you can't imagine how much I appreciate your comments. Yes, I'll keep on drawing and painting.
      You, too, enjoy drawing!!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami


      >>>>>>>>>> Joshemari said...
      Sure these drawings will serve to further painted watercolor!
      Paint and live is very difficult, but you Sadami you solve it perfectly.
      We all continue painting and drawing by being with others who have the same problem. This helps to overcome them.
      Those scenes of people playing musical instruments are beautifully drawn. You have captured perfectly with the feelings of each environment.
      A hug.

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  3. Dear Sadami:) All the things you said above are so true. Today I started a painting with just coffee (to paint with!) The result was not what I had in mind, but I thought: hee why should I no show this one too. Not everthing can be perfect and it was a nice idea. So what should you do in this case? At the moment I'm very busy with painting but the most important is: I love it again!!
    Your sketches are so beautifull Sadami and it looks as if it is so simple to do, but I know it isn't. Did you make the sketch of that angry looking man? I love it!! Take care Sadami! Hugs:)xx

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    1. Hoi, Renate, je reactie is waarheid, ook. Erg blij voor je dat je bent begonnen "genieten" opnieuw tekenen. Hebben gewoon leuk. Love it! We hebben geen behoefte aan iemand anders te behagen (= liegen om onszelf). We moeten onszelf behagen = blij zijn met het werk!
      Ten aanzien van de schetsen, eenvoudige lijnen vereisen veel ervaringen, heb je al bekend. De boze man is mijn exemplaar van David, een finalist van Moran prijs. David's werk interesseerde mij en ik benadrukte zijn boos gezicht. (anders, het model zag eruit als een vrouw in originele werk van David.) Ook u, Renate, neem zorg en genieten van schilderkunst. Love it !!!
      Knuffels, beste wensen, Sadami

      Hi, Renate, your comment has truth, too. Very happy for you that you've started "enjoying" drawing again. Just have fun. Love it! We do not need to please anyone else (= tell a lie to ourselves). We need to please ourselves = be happy with work!
      Regarding the sketches, simple lines require lots of experiences, you've already known. The angry man is my copy of David, a finalist of Moran prize. David's work interested me and I emphasised his angry face. (otherwise, the model looked like a woman in David's original work.) You, too, Renate, please take care and enjoy painting. Love it!!!
      Hugs, best wishes, Sadami



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  4. Fastasticos los apuntes de los músicos!

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    1. Oh, tan dulce Tina, gracias !!! He estado muy ocupado con los proyectos: publicaciones, talleres y la exposición. En mis días de gran afluencia, sus ánimos siempre me levantan y me animan. Oh, no te puedes imaginar lo mucho que aprecio su comentario. Sí, voy a seguir en el dibujo y la pintura.
      Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo !!!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Oh, so sweet Tina, thank you!!! I've been very busy with the projects : publications, workshops and the exhibition. In my busy days, your encouragements always lift me up and cheer me up. Oh, you can't imagine how much I appreciate your comments. Yes, I'll keep on drawing and painting.
      You, too, enjoy drawing!!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>> Tina said...
      Notes fantastic musicians!

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  5. Great post Sadami!
    Love your motto, will try to follow it...Just do it...now ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Martine! Yes, go for it, right now. Life is too short. I do not think of a second chance. Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Super post Sadami! I actually did sketch today for a change. It is wonderfully relaxing if one doesn't stress about it. Nothing needs to be perfect for my sketch to be interesting. Once I learn that, I will most likely sketch more often. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Go for it. We need to graduate from perfectionism and I did. Otherwise, sadly, people do torturing of themselves. Keep enjoying sketching. Also, life is is too short. I do not think of a second chance. Cheers, Sadami

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  7. From the comments above one can make out how much you and your work are loved. You make it appear and sound so simple. One realises how much effort and experience is behind it on picking up the brush. Thanks for motivating.

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    1. Oh, thank u, AK! Your work is beautiful. BTW, like you commented, anything simple and something looks easy, in fact, requires a huge amount of experiences and rich knowledge. Let us have fun in drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Inspiring post again, Sadami - and yes, just do it! The more you do, the better you get - and one day we will catch YOU up :-)
    Not being alone in art is a very good thing, it helps refresh you.
    Take care and have a lovely week. xx

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    1. Hi, sweet Pat, thank you! Your work gets better and better. I enjoy learning lots from your posts. You're so generous to share precious techniques with us. Pat, enjoy drawing!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Your "just do it!" attitude is going to take you very far, dear Sadami! Thanks for taking your viewers along with you to share your journeys and artwork :)

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    1. Hiya, swseet Rhonda, thank u! You, too, always share your precious experiences with us. I enjoy them all. Plse take care and enjoy your journey, too. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. And if I'm sad, or if I loose motivation, it is enough to just read Sadami's post and motivation comes back :) Seriously Sadami, thank you for your positivity, it is so contagious!
    I love your quick sketches, full of movement and life.

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    1. Oh, Blaga, thank u so much! Let us graduate from perfectionism that hurts many good people. Always, "joy" should be our motivation like a little child. I want to draw like a child! Thank you for reading. I always think of you, Blaga.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Timely reminders of just do it and all work is a process - thank you ! I love how you explain lines and sketches and watercolor . I find so much inspiration whenever I visit your posts:)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! I've been crazy busy with paper work though, you and bloggers' comments give me energy to go on. Your blog is full of inspirational posts and lovely work. Please keep up!! Best wishes, Sadami

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