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Monday, September 13, 2010

Sketch--Part 1 Women

Yahoo~~! Guys, did you have a nice weekend?
Well, I've been busy with sketching landscapes on a project, which involves copyrights. I'm struggling to make better work to submit. I'm in a slump right now... sigh...I hope I can get out of it...

Chin up, Sadami!!
Back to this week subject, "women."

By the way, how do you start drawing figures?
My drawing might be very different.
I do not start with a face line. Never.

I start drawing eyes and a
nose. Or if anything interests me such as a hand, hair, whatever, I start from there. A face line always comes nearly at the end. Get surprised?

It's not a good idea for me to fix down a face line at the beginning, as my model is moving around = face muscles are active from moment to moment.
it depends on a face expression, my angle is flexible from 45degrees to 90degrees during sketching(yes, I hang around a model). As long as one eye is done accurately, I can easily change a portfolio into a whole face.
With only a few lines for an eye, I can tell the work goes well or becomes a junk. Quickly sketched eyes and a nose always also tell me a female or a male. At that stage, if a mistake happens on a gender, make-up will be impossible. So, eyes and a nose are critically important for me.

I often draw a body and a face together, in parallel.
A woman's beautiful body proportion is well-known. When I do life drawing, I feel awe and very happy...
and I have the one!!

In my eyes, anyone has beauty. I want to pull it out from a person and express it on paper.

Mass media and our sociocultural criterion set who is beautiful. But an individual is different. Impossible and absurd to compare the beauty of violets with roses.
If someone says red is more beautiful than purple, it is pointless. In a world, all colors are needed, all flowers are precious and so we are.
Be "what I am, what I can be most," leads to beauty.

Happy painting! I'll challenge landscapes. Gulp...
Please send me cheers.



  1. Hello Sadami; great sketches; the first one is very good!!

  2. Landscape by Sadami will be excited. Go on !!!
    Thousand cheers.

  3. I am always in awe of your sketches, Sadami. You are my inspiration. Have you seen my sketch of a woman breastfeeding on my blog? Nice that we have similar vision.

  4. Lovely work Sadami. Have fun with landscapes.

  5. Hi Sadami..thanks for sharing your painting, drawing proccess. It's very generous of you. Well, What can I\ say again? I've been looking at your God, your work is outstanding, every piece is full of emotion and life, I love everything.

  6. Dear Carlos,
    Thank you very much! Yes, I love that doodle. I played with a pen and watercolor. Ahahahaha!
    Cheers, Sadami

  7. Dear Carol,
    Thanks millions! I'll have a look of your work later. Very interested in it.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  8. Oh, Olivia, thank you~~~!! Your cheers are great.
    Not easy. I'm struggling. But I'll make them.
    Kind regards and hung, Sadami

  9. Oh, Evelyn, thank you for encouragements. Yes, relax myself and get on work again.
    Kind regards and hug, Sadami

  10. Dear Fabio,
    Thank you! Your work, too, has life and emotions. I love "people" and just draw "what they are." Through my work, sharing joy is wonderful.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  11. Great!
    Keep having
    wonderful ideas.

  12. Dear Skizo,
    Thanks and you, too!
    Cheers, Sadami

  13. What a nice way to begin my day...better than a prayer. Or isn't the message that we are all beautifully made at the core of most religions and/or belief systems? I admire your "in the moment" painting style. It evokes a response from the viewer. Thank you.

  14. Dear Margaret,
    Thank you so much. Drawing and painting are my prayer, language or all what I have in me... There, blessed are those who find eternity in a moment and see a moment as eternity...
    Kind regards, Sadami

  15. Hi Sadami
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts once again. I've noticed that I often start to draw faces from the top of the head, hair or bald pate and work from there. Good luck with the landscapes.


  16. I know you will do just wonderful on your landscapes! Everytime you put pen to paper it is beautiful!
    I love this post (as I do all of yours) and someone else told me that if the eyes are not right don't even go any further until they are.

    Thank you for always sharing your beautiful sketches with us.

  17. Oh, and I lOVE that first with the horse and rider-so funny. The last one is a beautiful design.

  18. Dear Jane,
    Thank you so much! I'll do my best to make better work for the submission.
    Cheers, Sadami

  19. Dear Ray,
    Thank you for kind comments. But find your own style. Each artist has a very different drawing way. Yes, wish me good luck for landscapes!! Your encouragements are my power.
    Cheers, Sadami

  20. Dear Teri,
    Thanks millions!! Landscape is not easy for me, but I'll make them slowly and steady. Yes, regarding eyes, true. I'm sure all of us have wonderful eyes that appreciate beauty of life, nature and people=anyone can draw!
    Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

  21. Hi Sadami,
    I think painting women is a very grateful subject itself as woman's hair and make ( the identifications that she tries to bring to the world) are making her HER. Yes I understand the face expression, figure. But wheever I start painting/drawing woman's portrait I tend to start with her hair ( of course it gets adjusted five hundred times after that) . I find it is very interesting that you start with the nose. That is really cool hint. Nose also is a center point of the perona's character.
    Thank you so much for your lesson and for the paintings.

    Take care!

  22. Dear Irina,
    Thank you for the kind comment. I'm very happy, if my little post helps you something. Just keep up & try something different. We'll pick up something new and one's old style is our "safety net," when we make a mess.
    Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

  23. Sadami, te deseo mucho éxito en ese proyecto que tanto te tiene preocupada. Suerte!!!!
    Me he quedado maravillado cuando nos dices que primero debemos dibujar los ojos y la nariz, antes de marcar el contorno de la figura.
    Yo lo hago siempre al revés. Intentaré ejercitarme como tú dices. Veremos el resultado!
    Gracias por todas esas lecciones que nos estás dando. Eres muy generosa.

  24. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much. I'm struggling to make "ordered" landscapes. If you were a next door, I'd like you to help me.
    Regarding my drawing process, please NEVER do just what I say, but DO your favorite way. Just keep up & try something different. We'll pick up something new and one's old style is our "safety net," when we make a mess.
    Kind regards, Sadami
    Estimado Joshemari,
    Muchísimas gracias. Estoy luchando para que "ordenó" paisajes. Si hubiera sido una puerta de al lado, me gustaría que me ayudes.
    En cuanto a mi proceso de elaboración, por favor, NUNCA hacer exactamente lo que yo digo, pero su forma preferida. Sólo mantener y probar algo diferente. Vamos a recoger algo nuevo y uno viejo estilo es nuestra "red de seguridad", cuando se hace un lío.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, I wish you much success in this project that has you so worried. Luck!
    I have been amazed when we say that we must first draw eyes and nose, before marking the outline of the figure.
    I always do the opposite. Try working out as you say. We will see the result!
    Thanks for all those lessons that we're giving. You are very generous.

  25. Oh Sadami, Your work is fabulous. I absolutely love the cowgirl!!! You will be awesome at landscapes too. I can't wait to see them.

  26. Dear Cheri,
    Thank you for great encouragements!! I'm working on the TWO big projects. I'll take time and want to submit the best work. Keep up your wonderful oil and still life. They are awesome.
    Cheers and smile, Sadami