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Monday, June 13, 2016

People At Work : Clockmaker

Sometimes, we get lost on our journeys in art. Me, too. I doubt my ability and drawing skills. Fortunately, mentors support me well. Ann James says, "Sadami, you capture real people, real life and real moments in a very special way. Just be content that you are you. The best possible thing to be!" Oh, thank you, Ann! Even in exploring new techniques, it's important to hold an individual stance in a personalised style. Probably, it relates to the beauty of working people. Especially, craftsmanship is divine. I post the sketches of clockmakers. 

I love to look at a clockmaker working. His every movement at each moment fascinates me. My curiosity is like a little kid! All other adults go around for shopping and will come back to the shop to pick up watches except me. When I ask a clockmaker for permission to sketch, my say puzzles him and he gets surprised. In my experience, working people are shy and friendly. I sketched this clock maker a few days ago, when I put a new battery into my watch. His concentration was impressive. Each clockmaker's face expression and body language interests me most. 
This clockmaker uses a magnifier. Tiny parts, sensitive tools and a rubber dust blower are on a desk. It seems that each clockmaker can choose a different colour of a rubber dust blower (*I saw red and green!). I could not interrupt his work and did not ask his motivation to become a watch specialist. Simply because he liked it and he chose the occupation? I smiled at him silently behind the counter.  
"Originality and uniqueness," I always seek and find it in working people. 
Each clockmaker's face expression and body language interests me. So far, I like this image most in the collected clockmakers. Working people are shining and special
Ordinary people's ordinary scenes are extraordinary. An individual is "one and only." In my eyes, ordinary people's ordinary lives are heavenly beautiful. People at any occupation look marvelous.  
...if so, I hope myself to be content to myself and others, when I work on drawing. While I draw working people, I think of myself. Btw, do you like an hour glass? I like it, sometimes I watch it and think of many things. I can see "visible" time in the sand clock.... I hope I will keep on capturing real people in my own way. 
After a long weekend of Queen's birthday, we'll get back to a routine. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 










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18 comments:

  1. Dear Sadami, you doubt your ability and drawing skills! Me too. Very often. It's in a way comforting to hear that you - the professional artist have such a feelings. Not only me - amateur sketching in the garden.I wish you joyful work and constant increase of self-confidence.

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    1. Thank you, Agnieszka! Me, too, hope happy work and to increase healthy self-confidence. A balance is needed between self-doubt and self-confidence in a proper way. Btw, your sketches are lovely! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Yes Sadami, I agree that people doing their work are quite interesting. I often take photos of everyday people doing everyday jobs.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you very much, Carol. You take photos! I admire you, as I'm not good at taking photos. Keep up your photography and enjoy them all. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Don't doubt, Sadami, it's drawing people that you do best! Because you are a people person! :) Take care!

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    1. Thank you for encouragement! I will keep drawing. Kind regards, Sadami

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  4. You actually find such exciting subjects in the mundane. Had never looked at the watch makers like this. You are pure genius Sadami.

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    1. Thank u, AK! Like you say, an artist finds beauty in the mundane. Sure, you'll do it. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. I like all of these, Sadami, but my favorite is the line drawing without color due to the eyepiece in his eye and his look - you captured intensity and concentration there so well!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Rhonda! The model liked that drawing so much. Always sketching opens conversations between others and me. Cheers, Sadami

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  6. I too love your sketch in the middle Sadami ... the movement of the bottom sketch with all the wonderful watercolour marks is super.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! Happy to know you enjoy my works. You, too, enjoy painting and drawing. Please take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. The clockmakers are my favorite subjects too and have sketched a few during my trips to India :) I love the middle one -- may be because I sketched a similar one -he he! But then, your people sketches are always wonderful!!!

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    1. Oh, sweet Meera, thank you. I will look up your blog posts. You and I, both love to look at people. Indeed, we love human beings, don't we! Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Sadami, here is the link to my latest watchmaker sketch -it also has a link to an older sketch as well :) enjoy --it is so fun to share even when we are continents apart !
      http://artbymeera.blogspot.com/2015/12/lost-in-time.html

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    3. Thank you very much, Meera! Your sketch is lovely. Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Wonderful paintings and drawings, Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, Blaga! Drawing is our fundamental skills. Best wishes, Sadami

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