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Sunday, February 25, 2018

1) Playing With Colours 2)CBCA Notable Night this Tue

I'm playing with colours to explore other approaches. I hope this work will open another door to enjoy colours so that I will take off pure realism. It's a great fun to search for colours fit to a drawing. I listen to my heart or instinct, when I choose colours.
Below, I'm wondering if I should stop here or add more colours on a model's shirt. I've suspended a brush in this work. What do you think, Friends? My own watercolour painting rule of thumb is "The lesser, the better." = Don't overwork. My most concern is that busy information will distract a focal point. I will take a break. 
Today, I love colours more than black and white. My mentor Ann James says, "You're a colour person." True, yet, it has taken years to come to my level in a long journey. When I look back, "drawing" has been crucial. It has given me hope and strength to climb up a next step. I've started black and white drawing since high school and loved it so much (*loved drawing since childhood!). I did oil painting for a while and eventually converted to watercolour painting, because my colour use preferred transparent ones. But no one taught me how to do watercolour painting. I got stuck. Instead of watercolour painting, I began colour pencil drawing for some years and learned colour mixture and use. Then, I've moved onto or back to watercolour painting and to the present. Whole through the journey, I've kept on drawing, drawing, drawing. I'm a type of "Practice is more important than theory." I'll learn "how to" from lots of messes. I'm still learning about watercolour painting. You can teach me a lot!    
Now, I'm getting busy with projects and preparing for events. 
See you there, the Children's Book Council of Australia, NSW branch, Night of the Notables.   
27 February 2018, 5.00pm for 5.30 - 7.00pm
Dymocks, 424 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Little Lunch creators — Danny Katz and Mitch Vane!
Tada~~, only 3 weeks away until the 21st Biennale of Sydney opens (16th March -- 11 June 2018)! I'm excited and really looking forward to it. I hope I will assist visitors who need help, particularly, people with disability and non English speaking people. I hope all visitors will have wonderful memories. If you come to Biennale Sydney, please let me know. 
Friends, Happy Painting. Enjoy your journey! Play with colours!


  1. your drawing skills are definitely exquisite ! I think your paintings glow when you have added a bit of jewelcolors (I scrolled down to see again what I loved about your paintings!) so may be some bright color in that sketch - but not necessarily on the shirt - Go with your instincts :) Love the expression on the face .

    1. Oh, sweet Meera, thank u! I'll learn jewel colours and add them. Probably, that's what I'm working on right now. I'll try. Re the face expression, I wanted to show her bit shy smile ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Does it come out? Cheers, Sadami

  2. A wonderful lively portrait! I would agree with you, it does seem that adding color to the shirt will take away from the hands, which are beautifully done. Thank you for showing the black-and-white drawing, so we can see the impact of the colors for developing the features and expression.
    Have a very productive week, Sadami!

    1. Oh, kind Blaga, thank u! I'll stop here at the moment. Yes, this model is returning tracked manuscripts to me ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Very happy to know you enjoy the b&w and colours. Lines are the fewer, the better. Blaga, you know, my colour use can/does correct b&w wrong lines. Keep the model's image most you want to show in your heart and get on the work. You, too, have a productive week! Best wishes, Sadami

  3. Learning never stops, does it? I love the touch of watercolour that you added! Good luck with all your projects!

    1. Yes, indeed, thank u, Judy! I'm doing a lot of research and drawing. You, too, please take care and enjoy your life. Best wishes, Sadami

  4. Además de colores, estoy probando de pintar a base de manchas. Sin lápiz ni goma, directamente con pincel. Ahora tengo que reconocer que pintar una figura, es difícil. Tu dominas el tema!
    Un abrazo.

    1. Muchas gracias, amable Joshemari y no soy un maestro en absoluto. Solo soy el principiante del dibujo y la pintura. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, kind Joshemari and I'm not a master at all. I'm only the beginner of drawing and painting. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Joshemari said...
      In addition to colors, I am trying to paint with stains. Without pencil or rubber, directly with brush. Now I have to admit that painting a figure is difficult. You master the theme!
      A hug.