Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spotlight "Violet" in Sketchcraw#36

Hi, Friends, this post is on the story of my model, a shy lady in the 36th International Urban Sketchcrawl in Sydney. 

Queen Vitoria Building was chosen, opposites to Town Hall. It started from 10 AM. 
I, "architecture allergy girl" looked for a figure to draw. I met a lady at a lunch time. She seldom spoke in a group. I felt her like a violet, shyly looking down with a humble smile. I really love shy people or those who will not come up on a central stage. "May I sketch you?" I asked. My asking a bit surprised the lady.  Other members told her, "Sadami makes a beautiful work! We want to be models!" (Thanks, members, great backup! Cheers for our mateship!)
I just sat besides the lady and shared a wonderful silence. She sometimes smiled and kept on drawing seriously. It gave me her image. When she looked at my finished sketch, she said, "Oh, you  flattering!," but happily she took a photo of my sketch.

Outside the QVB, I challenged sketching a statue with Town Hall. Thank goodness, Queen! Without her, I might have messed up the work. (*Often my tiny "handmade" paint kit amazes others. Daarrrling, size is not a matter! All we need is LOVE! xx!!)
Group work is fun. We, members were sketching each other. Could be a classic joke! (actually, this  quick sketch was a warm up for my right hand. I usually do some warm up before "get on.") This gentleman was a very productive caricaturist. He made the quick cartoons of most of attendances. Amazing!

Later, we, members uploaded photos and sketches at our MeetUp site. The members gave me really nice feedback, particularly on the quick protrait. It's the lady's beauty. I'm dead honest with what I feel. Very happy to know my work made others happy, too. 

In work, I hope myself to spotlight violets standing against the wall as well as orchids, roses, party flowers. 
I hope my painting brings something heartwarming and shares joy with others. 
If you are interested in my work, come over, Sadami's Graffiti. 

Friends, Happy Painting!!


  1. Hola Sadami. He leído con interés todo el texto. Todas las personas se sienten felices con tu cercanía, se ve reflejado en los rostros de tus dibujos. Preciosos sketchs!!
    Un abrazo. Sonia.

    1. ¡Oh, Sonia,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Eres tan amable y bondadoso. Cada flor tiene belleza. Supongo que una determinada tarea de un artista es encontrar la belleza oculta que nos rodea.
      Un cordial saludo, Sadami

      Oh, Sonia,
      Thank you so much! You're so kind and caring. Each flower has beauty. I assume one certain task of an artist is to find hidden beauty around us.
      Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Hello Sadami. I read with interest throughout. All people are happy with your closeness is reflected in the faces of your drawings. Beautiful sketches!
      A hug. Sonia.

  2. nice to find your blog and your wonderful work

  3. Dear "This is Belgium,"
    Thank you for the kind comment. What a fabulous, humorous, colourful and challenging blog to find "identity"! Please keep up wonderful photos.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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