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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! "謹賀新年"! 2021年もよろしくお願い致します。

An American friend sent the lovely message.
"Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. 
With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream.
If you have hope, you have everything." 
Thank you for support. I’d grow as an artist and a person. 2021,がんばりましょう. ()すこと久しきは、飛ぶこと必ず高し ー伏久者飛必高ー菜根譚 後集76. The sunrise to you! Friends, let's create and produce lots in 2021!


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Developing Images in Picture Book Illustration

Based on the firstly sketched red house, I enjoyed developing the snowy images into a realistic scene and an illustration! This process is much like a "Colour Rough" called in picture book illustration. If the image conveys the atmosphere, it's successful. First, I created the landscape after snowing. Don’t ask me if Dundas Valley has snow. 

The original image is here. A red house on an open field was very appealing in Dundas Valley in 2018. Ants bit me. Only a soft breeze talked to me. A quiet and rich afternoon.

The original image inspired me to create the night scene, below. I explored images.  In this illustration, I added a character, a rabbit. “The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. – Jean Cocteau.” Imagination and creativity are our wings. Let's have fun. 
Friends, Stay Safe and Happy Painting at home!
Thank you for visiting and encouragements. 


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! Let’s enjoy a festive season! (*Santa on Boxing Day) Thank you very much for your support. With your incessant cheers, I could have a very fruitful 2020 against the pandemic.

A Christmas card came to me from an precious American friend. The card tells me about "Hope," so lovely... The friend always cheers me up. 
"Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. 
With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream. 
If you have hope, you have everything." 
The card is printed in Cancer Centre. Stay safe and well, Friends!


Monday, December 14, 2020

Sadami's May Gibbs Fellowship moved to Oct 2022

My May Gibbs Fellowship is rescheduled to Oct in 2022 due to the Covid restrictions. I greatly appreciate May Gibbs Institution’s support and you, friends’ encouragement.

This gum tree always gives me joy. Gum trees are a part of our identity, which represents May Gibbs’ work. 
Gumnut babies may come up? Hello, babies!!
Friends, stay positive, safe and happy. Let's enjoy life and drawings! 
Thank you for support and encouragement. 
Full of sunshine. Our summer is always beautiful, lively and vivid.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Pears, Yuko Nagayama Online Course

In the subjects, a pear and a pasta plate, Yuko Nagayama taught us how to draw a plate mathematically and meticulously. She passionately talked about the importance of drawing skills. Drawing skills are equivalent to a person's car driving skills which allows a person to go anywhere she wants to go in work. Another interesting topic was the variation of greys mixed by other colours. Me, too, studying greys to create the harmony in work.  The participants were required to submit fruits and a plate. I'm enjoying biting pears! Sweet and yum! 
Friends, Happy Painting. Take care and stay safe in the pandemic.