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Monday, May 8, 2017

1) Children 2) Wash Study

Children's dead honest and sensitive response to an outside world always moves me. Their eyes are widely opened by surprise, awe and emotion. Do you like drawing children? Technically, it took time to get used to drawing children, because the proportion of children is very different from adults. A typical example is a young child. Check the positions of eyes, a nose, a mouth and ears in a child's face, comparing them with a grown up's ones. Then, compare a child's whole body with an adult's one. Use an adult's visual information as a scale. Children change proportions as an age grows. Once, proportions, positions, volumes, shapes are perceived in children, values, edges and colours will follow in painting. The ability of observation or the skills of "see" is nearly equal to drawing skills. 
I saw this kid listening to a live music by an amateur gospel band in Town Hall on Sunday. His face expression and body language was lovely. I enjoyed the drawing, surrounded by audience and band members familyIn my eyes, children consist of surprise, curiosity, awe and big emotions. 
When I look back the old sketches and drawings, simplified subjects look much better than complicated ones. I might as well be brave and bold in watercolour.  

Do you enjoy wash? I'm playing with wash and studying it on A4. This is a forest, a landscape setting in illustration. I'll practise it more and get on a picture book real size illustration work. Already, I used this technique in "Moon.In some work, I want to paint without drawing -- it could be fun or .... disaster?!  See how it goes. 

Just now, we are getting into autumn. A chilly wind and an ocean gets cold. I swam at a weekend. Only a few people were in an ocean pool. An old couple said, "When you get into water, we clap for you! What a brave lady!" Indeed, they gave me applause. Tap water from a shower was colder than the ocean. It might be the end of my swimming season. 
Enjoy your life and have a creative week. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 
                                        A currently practised wash 



  1. The child is adorable, you are so good in capturing people! Love the wash too!

  2. Thank you, sweet Judy! I will use that wash for "My dog Socks." You, too, enjoy painting.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  3. Yes, your children paintings are wonderful and I like the wash, too. Sorry winter will keep you from the ocean - is there an indoor pool you can use when it's cold? We are cold and wet, still - perhaps summer will be late this year.

    1. Thank you, sweet Rhonda! Happy to know you like my children paintings. Yes, winter. Particularly, the tap water shower is tough after swimming. You're getting into spring. Enjoy a lovely weather and watching birds!! Best wishes, Sadami

  4. Me gustan mucho los niños! Son transparentes... naturales... y dibujarlos es un placer, aunque prefiero verles dibujar. Suelo pedirles que me dibujen a mí y es curioso cómo, cada niño tiene una distinta visión de uno mismo. Muchas sorpresas dan.
    Un abrazo.

    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari. Jajaja, veo que te encanta verlos dibujándote. Espero que usted y los niños realmente encantadora y divertida juntos. El dibujo es un lenguaje universal que cualquiera puede entender. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Joshemari. Hahaha, I see you love to see them drawing you. I hope you and children will really lovely and fun together. Drawing is a universal language that anyone can understand. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      I really like children! They are transparent ... natural ... and drawing them is a pleasure, although I prefer to see them draw. I usually ask them to draw me and it's funny how, each child has a different vision of oneself. Many surprises give.
      A hug.