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Saturday, May 30, 2015

May30, "Money," EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Oh, Friends, tomorrow will be the last day of this every day challenging. I sketched a busker for the theme. Sketching music players is fun. Often people wonder how I sketch music players, make nice portraits and even caricatures. In the last post of "Mick Jagger caricature," blogger "minniemie" asked how I make portraits and caricatures. Today, I do it "intuitively." I draw tens of millions times. No magic. I do not have guidelines to capture features. But, in figure drawing, think of this fact: we are same human beings, yet different individuals. We have commonality. What are differences in us? Observe people all the time, face expressions and how we move around, etc, even without sketch books. Then, I recommend, first, "Draw lots of portraits, tens of millions," and do even quick daily sketches of figures. Once, you get the “points/features” of an individual, even only a few lines can show who’s who. Experience is the best teacher. Please do not chase up similarity. It runs away from you, as long as you pursue it. I always do not do it. Just draw people. Look at a subject from multi angles. Choose one favourite angle, is my way. You begin to feel like telling “something” about that person/model. Then, I get on portraits.  Resenblance will follow you. My caricatures respect models and I enjoy creating them. It does not exaggerate likeliness in an ugly way. So, models love my work! I hope my answer will assist you some! 

Finally, the last theme is a "meal." Ah, we will get together at a pub and celebrate our survival with Sydney Sketch Club members! Yey!! 
Friends, Happy Painting! 
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12 comments:

  1. I just had a look at your latest drawings, they are all super! I love the little baby with the milk bottle, and of course Mick Jagger.... spot on! :) This musician is also wonderful! You almost finished the challenge, and can't wait to see the last one!

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    1. Thank u, sweet Judy. Don't expect much on a meal. I'm not a type for a still life. Ah, anyway, I did very well this month, really. Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Congratulations on doing this one all month long!!! Don't know how many lasted for the whole month but it was definitely a challenge for many of us who went on to something else (like me!) ha ha

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    1. Indeed, Rhonda, it was a challenge! But we really enjoyed it. It's worth trying, especially, for me, an illustrator to brush up illustration skills. Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Such wise words and such a lively painting too. You make your paintings seem alive

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    1. Oh, sweett Polly, thank you! You make us laugh and smile. I'm sure that's the wisest thing. Keep up your wonderful work. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Your work is always an inspiration. Wish I could devote more time to sketching.

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    1. Sweeet AK, thank you! AK, just spend "5 minutes" in sketching a day. No longer than that. It's enough and you can find it. I'm practical. I found that time in train on the way to uni. It was the beginning of my sketching skills and to the present. One friend said to me, "Sadami, that's your talent. How many people keep sketching for YEARs?" Perseverance is the talent, I realised. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. yes, you certainly have had a lot of practice! You have done an excellent job as always!

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    1. Thank u very much, kind Celeste! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Hola Sadami. Oooooh! He estado unos días fuera y veo muchas de tus entradas. La mayoría: maravillosas.
    Me gustan mucho, éste último del hombre con la guitarra, el del bebé (leche y un espejo), el del hombre de río nevado (quizás sea de los que más me gustan). El de la copa o medida de taza... y muchos más. Te felicito porque estás haciendo un ejercicio muy importante para tus ilustraciones. Eres fantástica y una gran experta!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Gracias Joshemari! Hemos disfrutado mucho este proyecto. Fue genial trabajar en una sola palabra un día. La pena intentarlo. Si lo desea, ¡ pruébelo! Por el camino, su creatividad y habilidades consigue mejor y mejor. Adelante y sigue haciendo un trabajo maravilloso cada vez más.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! We enjoyed this project so much. It was really great to work on one word one day. It's worth trying. If you like, try it! By the way, your creativity and skills get better and better. Go for it and keep up wonderful work more and more.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Hello Sadami. Oooooh! I've spent a few days out and I see many of your posts. Most: wonderful.
      I like a lot, the last of the man with the guitar, the baby (milk and a mirror), the man from snowy River (perhaps that more I like). Cup or measuring cup... and many more. I congratulate you because you are doing a very important exercise for your illustrations. You are fantastic and a great expert!
      A hug.

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