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Monday, September 12, 2016

Iron Cove -- Sydney Sketch Club

I sketched a wharf and a member's daughter in a Sydney Sketch Club meeting that visits places by an alphabetical order. "I" is for Iron Cove. A perfect day, a warm sunshine and a soft breeze. I played with a member's daughter in King George park. She got bored, whilst staying besides her mother. (*I perfectly understand her feelings!) We kicked a ball, etc (that was a good task for me!). Then, we came back to a spot where members were sketching under a big tree. I asked a princess to be my model. The princess was very happy and tried to stay still. "Oh, no. You don't need to stay still. You can move around. I do not mind your moving. Move. Yes, yes." said I. An idea hit me. "Would you mind telling me stories?" The princess delightedly told me her created fantasies with a favourite stuffed toy. She began to show very natural face expressions and a lovely body language. That was what I wanted to get! I did not know other members listening to our conversations. Later, members commented, "Such an interesting "story" being told in this picture, by a delightful subject." Children are all wonderful story tellers, I believe. I hope all of them will keep that creativity forever. Thank you for modelling, young lady! 

I love sketching boats. Here we go! I made it in a short time. A member commented, "I cannot believe how you did this in about 15 minutes." In fact, I came very late for the meeting. I had only two hours. Busy Sadami enjoyed lunch, exploring a wharf, chats with members, sketching and playing with a child in a park! I made paintings in a big hurry. My brush danced well. My watercolour painting done in a short time seems more lively and better. Colourful buoys were fun to paint. I love playing with colours to depict water or an ocean. 
The sketch club meeting cheered me up, when I had been working on a storyboard. It's important for an artist to go outside and enjoy sunshine and different circumstances. 
Oh, yes, I went to a secondhand book fair at Sydney uni on Sat (Saturday 10 to Wednesday 14 September). I bought Ronald Searle's "Ah, yes, I remember it well....". Does anyone know him? His eye is so good to find a subject and cook them up with pen. Hilarious. His drawing skills are amazing -- he can draw everything in a traditional methods. Particularly, his architecture impressed me. Then, he can create subjects into sophisticated caricatures! Only the shame is I cannot understand his French-English jokes. 
If you have a spare time, pop up the book fair for treasure hunting. You may find your favourite.  
Friends, Happy Painting! 










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10 comments:

  1. Hola Sadami. Me gusta mucho esa pintura rápida del puerto con sus barcas. En cuanto he entrado en tu página, mis ojos han saltado directamente a esas barcas. Sí, ya sabes que el tema náutico me gusta mucho. Está muy bien pintado y una buena composición. Felicidades. El de los niños es más tu especialidad. Sabes muy bien dibujar las expresiones de las personas. Eres muy buena, dibujando, sean niños o mayores!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Hola, dulce Joshemari, usted, un experto de la buena reacción de un mar me honró!
      Muchas gracias. Me gusta la primera imagen, también. Era un día cálido y soleado. El muelle estaba lleno de luz y una brisa suave. Los niños son siempre encantador. Me gusta la captura de ellos. Sí, lo que nos encanta la pintura, la gente! ((Abrazos)) Sadami

      Hi, sweet Joshemari, you, an expert of a sea's good feedback honoured me!
      Thank you very much. I like the first image, too. It was a warm and sunny day. The wharf was full of light and a soft breeze. Children are always lovely. I enjoy capturing them. Yes, I love painting us, people! ((Hugs)) Sadami

      >>>>>> Joshemari said...
      Hello Sadami. I really like the fast painting the harbor with its boats. As I entered your page, my eyes have jumped directly to the boats. Yes, you know that I love nautical theme. It is beautifully painted and a good composition. Congratulations. The child is your specialty. You know very well draw the expressions of people. You're very good, drawing, whether children or adults!
      A hug.

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  2. Dear Sadami your sketches are wonderful. Love them both. Just proves that a short amount of time can produce great works. Have a fabulous day. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks millions, Debby! I'm struggling in creating a storyboard. Your cheers make me go forward. ((Hugs)), Sadami

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  3. Hi Sadami! That girl makes me smile too. She's gorgeous with the dotted colours ☺ I like the boat scene too. You know I like water and boats.

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    1. Thank u, Catharina! Your cat series are lovely, too. Children, animals and a sea/water always make viewers happy and smile. Cheers, Sadami

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  4. What a nice story! The portrait of the little princess is just lovely and I really enjoyed reading how you got her to pose without burdening her. Had someone told me this story, I would have known this was Sadami :)

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    1. Oh, Blaga, you're soooo sweet and kind. Like you said, the point is not to distract a model, keep her natural. Anyone shows the most beautiful face expression in what s/he is fully, I believe.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. You do have a way with kids and paint brushes- what a lovely way you found to capture the child's attention and then transfer that to paper! all lovely sketches :)

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    1. Thank u, sweet Meera! Have fun in sharing time with children. I always enjoy chats and games with children and sketch them. I really want to capture the natural moment and movements, not fixed ones. You, too, enjoy sketching with children. Best wishes, Sadami

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