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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Fresh Start from Sydney Sketch Club, "Ashfield Park"!

I made a good start from a Sydney Sketch Club first meeting in Ashfield park. There, I sketched members and a bronze statue of Mary Poppins. It is a memorial to Pamela Travers, the author of Mary Poppins who lived in Ashfield. Do you know she was originally from Australia?

Anyway, I'll show you the whole process of my portrait work. I quickly sketched a new member at the meeting, while organiser Jennifer was talking about our exciting event "A to Z of Sydney." A fabulous leader, Jennifer has planned that we will sketch around Sydney! A first place was Ashfield park. (*NOTE: We, members do not know where to go. It thrills us!)
The new lady looked a little bit in high tension in an unfamiliar group. I'd like to relax her. My sketch made her smile, laugh and chat! I was looking up her from the bottom of steps. The angle always fascinates me. We are in summer. Her hat, face expression, light, green and the freshness of summer breeze strongly remained in my eyes.


So, I put colours from memories in a studio. Mmm.... This work urged me light and green in her back. But I often failed with a single colour background that did not match my work. Then, I played with colours in a background. You saw the first image. Not bad, I felt. I really enjoyed experiments. This work has given me confidence to put on colours on a face and create a background from impression. I will explore this methods! I thank for the new member who allowed me to sketch her. It inspired me so much. 


While we were sketching around the park, we were chatting over lots to catch up and the unveiled fact -- the author of Mary Poppins was Australia born. Btw, I felt metal was too boring and lack of a dream and put on colours on the bronze statue. Only me, I coloured Mary in the club members. The statue was not thin or tall. I wondered if I illustrate that story, what sort of lady would come up.  
This is Ashfield park. People have a walk and bowling games. I'll enjoy landscapes in 2016. First of all, I'll do value study of landscapes = work on black and white.


A great bonus of our group is we could get teaching/information from other members/artists in person. We often chat over technical stuff over lunch and coffee. So, I say, you should not miss out our socialisation! It's a fantastic time. The last of we dozen sticky-date-puddingers didn't end up leaving the bowling club till 5.40pm! What a wonderful way to start the new year – 33 members, a great turn up and wonderful artworks! We, all members deeply thank for Mother Jennifer's hard work and unique ideas of a yearly schedule. 

How is your new year start? I hope each of us will make / has made a nice and fresh start. Soon, I'll see doctors to review the fractured shoulder and the hand. I hope I can bring good news. I want to draw, draw, draw~~!!
Friends, Happy Painting!















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10 comments:

  1. You make the best of any situation and this sounds like a great day for all who participated. Love the new member portrait and the Mary Poppins one :)

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    1. Thank u, sweet Rhonda. I'm certain you, too, will have a creative year. Let's have fun in drawing! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. your sketch portrait it just beautiful Sadami! (it is so funny how auto-correct keeps changing your name to Salami!--I have to change it back all the time. This whole post is just excellent. You are so talented

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    1. Thank u, Celeste. You are so talented, we all know. Please keep up your lovely work in 2016. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Qué bien te lo estarás pasando con esas salidas por Sydney, dibujando con los compañeros amigos sketchers. Magnífico retrato a la dama, que además ayuda a sonreír. Contigo todos sonríen porque les das felicidad y ganas de vivir. Dibujar figuras y caras te quedan muy bien. Consigues dar la expresión de un rostro en cada momento. Y... eso es muy difícil.
    Buen coloreado de Mary Poppins, una buena pintura del parque. Empiezas bien el año!!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Joshemari! Es una gran diversión para dibujar con otros mismas personas de mentalidad. Las actividades de grupo son maravillosos. Aprecio profundamente su colaboración en mis pinturas. Para mí, para capturar la expresión de la cara y el lenguaje corporal es la más interesante de dibujos figurativos. Estoy seguro de que también podrá disfrutar de las cifras. Usted me puede enseñar a los paisajes y la arquitectura. Espero que 2016 será el año fruiful para usted, su familia y para mí, también.
      ((Abrazos)) y los mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! It is a great fun to sketching with other same minded people. Group activities are wonderful. I deeply appreciate your feedback on my paintings. For me, to capture face expression and body language is the most interesting in figurative drawings. I'm certain you, too, will enjoy figures. You can teach me landscapes and architecture. I hope 2016 will be fruiful year for you, your family and me, too.
      ((Hugs)) and best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      How well you're having with these outputs Sydney, drawing friends with fellow sketchers. Magnificent portrait of the lady, which further helps to smile. All you smile because you give them happiness and zest for life. Draw figures and faces you look great. You get to the expression of a face at all times. And ... that's very difficult.
      Good colored Mary Poppins, a good painting park. You start the year off right !!
      A hug.

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  4. The portrait is fabulous! Your portraits always feel like the person is here. So much presence!. Mary Poppins is wonderful. I love the sketch of the two women. Keep sketching, Sadami and have fun!

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    1. Sweet Blaga, thank you! Very happy to know that my work makes you feel a model is there. I'm enjoying to create portraits more and more. Sketching is nice. You, too, draw lots. Then, our eyes begin to pick up necesarry lines = simplify lines. So, I let other and even wrong lines stay there. With them, I can correct work. I hope you will have fun and pleasure in figurers. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Wonderful drawings Sadami - I know I'll continue to be inspired by you this year as before. Wishing you a strong drawing arm and very good health so you can do lots more of what you, and we, love!

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    1. Thank u so much, sweet Cathy! You always inspire me. Keep up your wonderful and interesting drawing. I really look forward to your blog posts. Best wishes, Sadami

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