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Monday, September 21, 2015

1) Face expression 2)Sadami Update

I enjoy both preparing of two solo exhibitions and sketching. I post the sketches of a lady in pink and a guitarist playing a harmonica. Let's chat over a face expression and my processes. Observe our face's muscles moving and get on drawing. Preferably, choose the most favorite or dramatic moment in order to achieve freshness. In my observation, eyes are the most important part in face expression.

In this work, a model's eyes tell lots of stories and stimulate viewers imagination, even though physically, her eyes occupy a small portion in a whole work. Technically, the drawing of eyes requires me the most sensitive work. I carefully put colours on eyes and around eyes. Putting a darker colour on eyes is the most high tension moment in brush strokes for portraits. I hold my breath and work on it. Usually, when I make it successful, I take a big breath and smile!
The lady has turned up very feminine in a classic mood (*she liked this work so much! Good!). I'm thinking of a simple background for her. 
This is the close up of the guitarist playing the harmonica. His eyes and cheeks fascinated me most, which conveyed his mood and concentration. You may wonder if eyes are matter, when a model closes eyes. In my opinion, eyes still matter. I always check a subject's eye balls and examine a value study.
This is the whole sketch. I start to draw from his eyes. If I can capture eyes, preliminary sketches and portraits are almost successful. I simplify a rest of other visual information in work. Yes, I did it in this work.
Another is a lady in pink. In this work, a model's eyes tell lots of stories and stimulate viewers imagination, even though physically, her eyes occupy a small portion in a whole work. Technically, the drawing of eyes requires me the most sensitive work. I carefully put colours on eyes and around eyes. Putting a darker colour on eyes is the most high tension moment in brush strokes for portraits. I hold my breath and work on it. Usually, when I make it successful, I take a big breath and smile!

You may say, "Drawing eyes and face expression are not easy!" If so, another wonderful model who never complains about you is YOU! Observe your face expressions on a mirror until you completely understand them, if you have any questions of face expressions and cannot ask a model to repeat postures too much. (*I barely use photos and love live models.)

2)Sadami Update
I've organised DL fliers for the solo exhibition, "Over the Moon with Watercolour!" from Oct 20 to Nov 2. I've asked an art supply Art Acene to mount the art work chosen for the exhibition. = A half way through the preparation! Ah, I could write a blog post! Thank you for your great patience, Friends. 
Art Scene is always supportive. Particularly, Kim, an experienced leader of a framing Dept and Adriana at a material Dept manager are so caring. Especially, Kim has patiently and kindly assited me to select the best work. She has brilliant and sharp eyes to evaluate art work (*Her feedback of my illustartions and sketches overlaped my mentor Ann's advice! I fully trust in her ). Adriana cordially suggests me materials. She is wonderful to give me quotes at a best rate and never forgets follow-ups. Without their help, I will not be able to carry out the exhibition. Friends, to have a good art supply is our assets, I believe.

Now, I am getting ready for Moon launch this Saturday. I can't wait to see Matt, Helen, Ann, Jess, friends and supporters. I'm also working on watercolour paintings of People of Parramatta. Speical thanks for your support. I'm happy and busy!
Friends, Happy Painting!







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8 comments:

  1. Your paintings always amaze me Sadami, you always capture the expressions. Thanks for explaining about the eyes and mouth features in your work.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Your landscapes amaze me! Figurers are my great pleasure. Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  2. The launch of Moon this Saturday? YAY!!!! I really like both portraits - do you always begin with the eyes? Best of luck with your book launch and your watercolor show!!

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    1. Yes! This Saturday!! It's coming. I always start from eyes. My drawing processes might be peculiar, it's best for me. Often I see people starting form face lines, which amazes me. I can't do it. Soon I'll do my demo at Hornsby Art society in October. I hope we will have fun. Thank you for your support. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. One can learn so much about portrait painting from you. I really like the lady in pink, this painting turned out so fresh and beautiful. It must be very exciting now that the opening is so close. There's a whole blog community cheering for you, Sadami! Hugs,

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    1. Thank you, sweet Blaga! Your say, "a whole blog community cheering" is so encouraging. I've got lots of things to do, but I enjoy them. I will make it happen with many people's support. You're one of them! ((Hugs)) Sadami

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  4. Your people are always very expressive! Best wishes for all your adventures, Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, Judy! Yes, we keep on adventures in art. Quite a fun, isn't it? Best wishes, Sadami

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