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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Everyday Drawing Challenge for Sydney Sketch Club

Friends, I've started to challenge everyday drawing / sketch set by Sydney Sketch Club. It's a "one word one day" style, homework for a month. All the assignments start with a letter "M."  So, Sadami's Graffiti will post it daily, not weekly. I'll upload them with some roughs or other graffiti.  This SSClub everyday sketch is our first attempt. Nearly 60 people are enjoying it. Really a great fun for members (*NOTE : Only members can access the site. You don't need to be worried about public exposure). 
1st May.  a map 
This inspiration came easily, when I was observing children playing outside. They always stimulate our imagination. 
I made the boy smile a bit more with colour. Colour is my play tool. 
2nd May.  Something that specifically relates to Melbourne. 
This cartoon may need a bit explanation for Friends in other countries. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria State. It's famous for a "tram". Australian Labour Party (ALP) won last year in the election in Vic. Two caricatures are famous Australian politicians, John Howard (the former PM from Coalition party, the longest served in our history) and the current PM, Coalition party leader, Tony Abbott. Tony denies "John is his mentor" to the press. 
"Get an inspiration" and "develop an idea" is the hardest and the most fun process. Also, for me, the goal is to stimulate viewers' thinking with humor. This exercise is a little bit similar to create cards for a commissioned work. To work on a given theme is not easy sometimes. A due date exists. Can you imagine? An illustrator hangs around on streets or read books or desperately do whatever to get an idea. 

Do you feel like joining it? This daily sketch is a part of our activities. 
SYDNEY SKETCH CLUB www.meetup.com/art-494 
Click on “Join Us” to be advised of a wide range of activities 2-3 times a month. We go to interesting places for sketching : a theatre, a movie, a museum, a university and local events. (I always admire Jennifer's research skills. She's already listed up fun places years ahead!) Current our members are more than 1,700 people! It's steadily increasing. There's no obligation to do something. It's perfectly up to us, which date we catch up, how we sketch and what we sketch. For example, you do not need to sketch architecture, if you do not like, even if we visit a famous building. I've often sketched members faces and members have had fun. We just enjoy our friendship and encouragements. The most beauty of our sketch club is the variety of styles in outcome, freedome of expressions and mutual help. We often exchange interesting techniques over lunch! 

Our organiser Jennifer is so sweet and caring for each of us, members. 
Jennifer is so nice. She sets the final day for celebratory lunch! 
"May 31. and finally, draw a meal (if you don’t have a chance to do your fruit’n’yog at brekky time and have RSVP’d to the celebratory function you can always finish your book/page with your lunch?)" We'll celebrate our survival of this challenge. Hahaha! 

Ah, I have to work on today's theme, a "mushroom." I've got an idea. Later, you'll see them! Any feedback is welcome. 
Friends, Happy Painting!! 



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12 comments:

  1. Great drawings, Sadami! Good luck with the challenge, looking forward to daily posts!

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    1. Thank you! It's a great fun. Indeed, "mutual encouragement" is the point. So nice!! Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Sadami, we are all in for a real treat seeing your work every day............I am so excited. You are fabulous! And I am soooo jealous, LOL.

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    1. Oh, sweet Carol, thank you very much! This exercise is much like a brain exercise to get an inspiration. Btw, I'm sure you have the wonderful ability to do it. Like everyday jogging, this is a part of our whole skills. Kind regards, Sadami

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  3. Adelante Sadami! , tu pintas el reto del mes de Mayo y nosotros disfrutamos con tus maravillosos sketches
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Tina tan dulce! Voy a salir por ella. Gracias mucho por su salud caliente que permiten a desafiarla. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo. Un gran abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Oh, so sweet Tina! I'll go for it. Thank you very much for your warm cheers that enable me to challenge it. You, too, enjoy drawing. A big hug and smile, Sadami

      >>> Tina said...
      Forward Sadami! your paint may challenge and we enjoyed your wonderful sketches
      A big hug.

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  4. Beautiful sketches as always. I love the ever slight smile that you added with color! And the perfect skin tones with watercolor. I don't know how you capture this with water!!
    Have a nice day Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Hilda! I admire your skin tones by pastels. I have no idea how to do it by pastel. This October, I'll demonstrate it at Hornsby Art Society. Gulp. You, too, have a wonderful day!! Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. The best of luck in October...I know it will be a successful demo!!

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    3. Oh, kind Hilda, Thank you so much! I have a stage fright even now?! Cheers, Sadami

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  5. I love your sketches for Every Day in May. I'm too lazy to do something like that, so I will come and visit your May sketches.

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    1. Oh, Carol, I perfectly understand what you mean! That's why I joined the daily drawing for my discipline. You, too, enjoy drawing! Best wishes, Sadami

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