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Monday, April 6, 2015

Back Streets in Parramatta

I sketched "back streets" in Parramatta. What sort of architectural drawings and landscapes do you want to create? I want the sense of life such as sounds, smells etc to come up in work. I also want to keep a unique point of view to the world. Finding subjects is the key element. My most fun is to have a look around little known spots or places disregarded such as back streets. Subjects are just in front of us. Each has unique beauty. If an artist can disclose the beauty of an overlooked subject, it would be a great honour.
Have you ever tried back streets for your subjects? In back allies, you see people working at restaurants. Frustrated or stressful people come up and throw away dirty stuff and unnecessary things into bins. Or tired people come out for a cigarette for a few minutes break. Or a truck driver delivers something for shops. Each person's small stories show "dramas" -- tragedies and comedies, yet humanistic stories go on. Soon, working people realise me and silently let me sketch (*thank you!).
Technically, I enjoyed to capture the perspective and played with the colours in these drawings. Artists may move mountains or create them in drawings. The changing is the important element of the composition of work. It's "balance" in a drawing. My balancing sense really owes to instinct, although this sounds strange and vague. I changed the colours, values and positions of bins. There are many signs and bins in back allies. They are so colourful and powerful to stimulate us, passer-bys' inner world. I met a photographer, while sketching these streets. "Colour!" he yelled at a first sight of my work. The nice photographer smiled at my say, "I can cheat it. I moved some and changed value."  Yes, he had known it and turned a blind eye to the changing in my work. That's the the creativity and pleasure in drawing.
Regarding the sense of life in back streets at night, I love a picture book "Way Home," illustrated by Gregory Rogers. The story is about a young homeless boy who picked up a kitten, showing city's night world. I feel sounds, smell and conversations in a back street in that book. Like Gregory, I hope my work will send you some mood, although I need more experience of drawings. I hope ultimately, my architectural work will show people's life and send the "sense of life." I'd explore them in my architectural drawing and landscapes. So, my work will not always be neat and beautiful, but they will be dirty, stinky and strong -- I'm working on them at the same time. They are similar to illustration or drawings with narrative stories.
Now, I have no fear of landscape or architecture. I'm really enjoying them daily. The more, we draw, the better we do.
Friends,  Happy Painting! Thank you for warm cheers.













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18 comments:

  1. Fantásticos paisajes urbanos, Sadami. Un placer pasar por tu blog, como siempre...
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Onera! Lo conservaré para arriba. Salud, Sadami
      Thank you, Onera! I'll keep it up. Cheers, Sadami

      >>> Onera said...
      Fantastic urban landscapes, Sadami. A pleasure going through your blog, as always...
      A hug.

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  2. Muy bien Sadami, estos dibujos urbanos está muy bien trabajados en boceto y pintados. Supongo que por estas calles no se pasean las personas y por ello, son calles solitarias, pero le daría un poco de calidez si se añadiese alguna persona. Interpretas bien las distancias y la perspectiva... a medida que se aleja va perdiendo nitidez en detalles... e incluso el color, que terminaría fundiéndose con el fondo.
    Sadami, no tengas miedo a la arquitectura porque lo haces muy bien.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola, cuidado Joshemari, gracias mucho! Según su opinión, técnicamente, lo estoy haciendo bien. Ahora, siguiente paso. Me voy a poner más gente en el trabajo y en realidad, estoy haciendo ahora. Siempre estoy interesado en las personas, nuestras vidas. Tarde o temprano, los posteare. Es una gran diversión. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Caring Joshemari, thank you very much! According to your say, technically, I'm doing well. Now, next step. I'll put more people in the work and actually, am doing it right now. I'm always interested in people, our lives. Sooner or later, I'll post them. It's a great fun. You, too, enjoy drawing!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Very well Sadami, these urban drawings is very well painted and worked on sketch. I guess that these streets people not walk and therefore are lonely streets, but it would give a bit of warmth if you add someone. You interpret well the distances and perspective... as it moves is losing sharpness in details... and even the color, which would end up merging with the background.
      Sadami, don't be afraid to architecture because you do it very well.
      A hug.

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  3. Your drawings of architecture are really good Sadami.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I'll keep it up. It's really fun. Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Your architectural drawings are so good, Sadami! The perspective and proportions are so precise. I don't see any guide lines on the drawing. Do you block roughly the large shapes first? Or do you go straight to what you see?
    Either way, the results are great and the color brings to life

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    1. Thank you very much, Blaga! What are "guide lines"? I really do not know technical things about architecture or landscapes. Blaga, I think I do both in my drawing, as you said. First, I carefully look at buildings and a scene = my eyes are measuring a scale very precisely. Then, start drawing by pen. Fun is I check how tall/big a building is by a next building. Then, I move on to a next and repeat it! Thrilling to see if I am right or not. If my first setting/image was accurate, there should be no problem, ahahahaha?! As long as drawing will go well, colour is my pleasure. Let's have fun. So far, I like precise drawing style rather than a loose one. Cheers, Sadami

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  5. I enjoyed reading your post and seing your lovely sketches. I am a bit affraid of painting buildings myself! ;) Happy to hear that you have overcome that. Hopefully I will do that too some day! Hope you had a great holiday. Hug.

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    1. Oh, Catherina, I know your feelings well. First of all, buildings bored me and I did not touch them. But interesting, while I was enjoying figures like you see, my drawing skills get better, regarding perceptions and composition. So, just keep on drawing any subject. It will help you, too. Yes, Easter holiday was so good for me. Thank you! Hug, Sadami

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  6. Hermosa selección de colores. Aún sin personas parece haber vida en esas calles. Precioso trabajo, Sadami. Felicidades.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Gracias mucho, J.Paz! Quiero dibujar más edificios y paisajes. Usted, también, disfrutar de cualquier dibujo. Abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you very much, J.Paz! I want to draw more landscapes and buildings. You, too, enjoy any drawings. Big hugs, Sadami

      >>> J.Paz said...
      Beautiful selection of colors. Even without people, there seems to be life in the streets. Beautiful work, Sadami. Congratulations.
      A big hug.

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  7. I love looking at the back side of buildings, so much more than the front! There are great stories to see there, so I agree with you very much, Sadami! Your architecture drawings are getting better and better. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Judy! Yes, I had a wonderful Easter weekend. Yes, any street has a drama. These sketches are my references for a next or future project that is already ongoing. All my sketches are adventures and experiments. Kind regards, Sadami

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  8. It is so interesting to draw the back streets, and the lives that go on there too. Like you Sadami, I avoided buildings but to my surprise find I enjoy them more and more. These are wonderful, I love the patterns of stairs, pipes, chimneys, air conditioners... so much interest!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Cathy! A bit surprise to know that you've avoided buildings (I was not alone!). Yes, they are fun. We need to explore them all like a jungle?! What will come up? Cheers, Sadami

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  9. Tus dibujos de las calles traseras es brillante, y gracias a tu luz y color esas calles traseras son luminosas y alegres como las puertas principales. Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias a tanta, Tina dulce!! Los estímulos son siempre grandes aclamaciones para mí. Podrá seguir disfrutando de arquitectura y paisaje. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo!! Un abrazo y mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you so much, sweet Tina!! Always your encouragements are great cheers for me. I'll keep enjoying architecture and landscape. You, too, enjoy drawing!! A hug and best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Tina said...
      Your pictures of the back streets is bright, and thanks to your light and color these streets back are bright and cheerful as the main doors. A hug.

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