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Monday, December 14, 2015

Image hunting for next picture book projects

While doing rehab of a hand, I enjoy sketching people for my ongoing next picture book projects under the supervision of Helen and Ann. I post colour and black-and-white sketches. A blog friend says, "I love all of these and am amazed at how you convey so much with so few lines!" Her say implies that my work tells stories. Friends, "narrative skills" which are publishers after. 

My blog friend's say overlaps Wayne Harris and Donna Rawlins's comment on my sketches, when I was in their picture book illustration workshop. For me, the fewer, the better; simple is beautiful.  
If my simple sketches convey messages, I'm very happy. I always draw, study and learn about picture books and children literature. But it's fun at the same time. To Circular Quay, I sketched many people in train. Sketching always makes us friends. All of the models gave me nice cheers.
Ann James's feedback. "I LOVE the way you capture the soul of people in your sketches and portraits. They have such authenticity and heart.
I think you’d bring this extra unique ability to your next book and story."  
Sweet, sensitive and wise Ann added, "Don’t overwork you mending arm." No. I'll behave a good girl. Ann's encouragement really cheers me up. 
...nice! Drawing lifts myself up so much in a tough time. Which black and white interigues you most?
In addition, the first image is a kind gentleman who pretends "Captain Cock" at Circular Quay. My sketching has made us friends! Wow, he speaks Gaelic. We chatted over endangered languages and hoped our mother tongues would be passed on to next generations.
Well, my writing is messy though (pardon me!), I hope you will enjoy sharing time with me. The fractured shoulder and the hand are still painful. I'll rest well. Thank you so much for your support.
Friends, Happy Painting!!










  









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13 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketches, Sadami! I am glad you are on the mend. Nice to see you in a video in the previous post!

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    1. thank u, Judy. You're sweet. Not easy to behave a good girl all the time -- put on a splint for 24 hrs and go everywhere with a sling, whilst doing rehab. I'll get well. You, too, please get well. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Get well soon Sadami. Those hands are too precious to be put in a cast for long! Rest well. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, AK. I hope your exhibition will go well. Enjoy painting. Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Thank you, AK. I hope your exhibition will go well. Enjoy painting. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, I'm so glad to read that you are recovering and already typing with both hands. if somebody can get quickly out of a though situation , that's you, with your great spirit! Also very glad to see all these new sketches. They are amazing, like you've been accumulating creativity and now it's bursting out of you :)
    I absolutely agree that the whole point is to express the most with the least effort. That's what mastery is, and you are a master of expressive portraits.
    Recover quickly!

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    1. Blaga, thank u. You're so sweet. I'm not a master though, I love us, people. I believe it's beautiful -- ordinary people at ordinary moment. It's shining in my eyes. So, I want to capture it. Btw, not easy to behave a good girl all the time -- put on a splint for 24 hrs and go everywhere with a sling, whilst doing rehab. I'll get well.
      Enjoy drawing. I look forward to your work. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. I will be praying for a quick recovery Sadami! These are lovely sketches that only you can produce...beautiful work, my friend!!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Hilda! I'm on the mend. Hahaha, not easy to behave a good girl all the time -- put on a splint for 24 hrs and go everywhere with a sling, whilst doing rehab. I'll get well.
      Enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Felicidades por tu recuperación, que espero sea rápida. Por lo que observo, es la izquierda y con la derecha sigues dibujando como los Ángeles. Tus bocetos transmiten mensajes... como éste que nos transmites ahora: tu fuerza de voluntad!!
    RECUPÉRATE!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari. Estoy en vías de recuperación. Afortunadamente, una mano derecha dominante está bien. Voy a disfrutar de dibujo. Yo descanso un hombro izquierdo y la muñeca izquierda también. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you so much, Joshemari. I'm on the mend. Fortunately, a dominant right hand is ok. I'll enjoy drawing. I rest a left shoulder and a left wrist well. You, too, enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami



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      Congratulations on your recovery, I hope will be rapid. From what I observed, it is the left and right as you continue drawing Angeles. Sketches convey your messages ... as you transmit it to us now: your will !!
      Recover !!!
      A hug.

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  6. Catching up with your blog - wonderful sketches and writing (full of great info and advice) as always!!! Take care of your precious hand and shoulder ! Wish you wonderful 2016 :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! Wish you, too, 2016 will be a wonderful year!! I'll see the dr soon. I hope I will get a good result. xx Sadami

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