The Art of Dawood (Marion) Sekhem

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on 11 Oct 2011 9:32 PM

This beautiful human caught my eye during my commute from teaching about 10 minutes before she got off the bus. I saw the age, wisdom and expression on her face and had to capture it with a rather fast shutter speed (quick drawing). I wanted to add more shadows to her face but there just wasn't enough time to get "honest" ones... other wise I would have been making them up from imagination which would have taken away for the truth of the moment. She glanced at me a couple times while I drew her but I wasn't sure that she was on to me - Ha Ha. 

I was listening to a new, relaxing, meditation music selection in my new noise canceling headphones which helped achieve getting into the zone quite immediately. Between the music and a calming breathing pattern I was able to leave this world for ten minutes and create a human on my paper. I really like the lines in this drawing. I actually surprised myself when I applied the first set of wrinkles at the jawline to the left of the chin. It was a treat to watch this drawing unfold. My favorite part was creating the illusion of the eyes being recessed between the heavy brow muscles and pudgy cheeks.

Beautiful Elder Human Female
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on 18 Oct 2011 1:54 PM

I boarded the bus and grabbed a seat directly across from this man. It was extremely hot and I sat on the side of the bus where the sun was beaming through the glass. I really wasn't in the mood to draw but a couple minutes into the ride i realized I didn't have any drawings of tatted people, so I pulled my sketchbook and trusty pen (trying to be discreet because I didn't want him to see that I was about to start drawing - then he'd stare at me) and started to draw. It was hard to get into the zone because I was sweating like a Tour de' France rider, the sun was beating down on me and where I was sitting was really cramped so I didn't feel like getting my headphones out of my bag (I was drawing with no music - Unawesome!!!).

I started at the left eye and by the time i arrived at the shoulders, he looked at me and said, "You drawing?" "Yea" I responded. I asked him,"do you draw?" He said,"Yea I do tats." [Me] "Have you done any of your own?' [Him] "Yea." Then he leaned forward, rolled up his left pant leg revealing his fully inked leg. [Me] "Where do you do tats at?" [Him] "The Pen." I began to explain that I was drawing him (showed him the drawing at this time) and how I draw people everyday during my commute. The conversation was great, we exchanged info and I got off at my stop.

This was a special drawing session because normal don't show people what I'm working on (especially while I'm working). I also don't hold conversations while working (at lease I do my best to steer clear of them because it distracts me. At the end of the day I made a new friend :)

Man with tats
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on 5 Nov 2011 3:50 PM

 

This is a poster for my next video coming friday:

 

This is a poster for the last video I filmed where I create a self portrait drawing

 

Here is a link to the video on youtube:

http://youtu.be/-g51oInpaxM

 

Here is a video where I paint a sketch of the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5N27sGxsFA

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on 23 Nov 2011 1:01 PM

A demo I did of a good friend Paula Mangin during my Drawing Tool Box Workshop yesterday in San Francisco. 

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on 23 Nov 2011 1:48 PM

excellent!!!

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artpancho wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 9:39 PM

Very nice caricature drawing.  Very expressive!

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artpancho wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 9:40 PM

Very nice caricature drawing.  Very expressive!

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on 10 Dec 2011 4:09 PM

Thanks Janet!!

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on 10 Dec 2011 4:10 PM

Thanks Elizabeth!!

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on 10 Dec 2011 6:55 PM

Two women on transit bus
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on 18 Dec 2011 7:30 AM

Dawood, That is awesome!!! Great job! I also like the story of the dude with the tatoos. You never know where a new friend will pop-up!

 

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dmslowpoke:

Dawood, That is awesome!!! Great job! I also like the story of the dude with the tatoos. You never know where a new friend will pop-up!

 

Dan...-.-

Thanks Dan!!!

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KatPaints wrote
on 18 Dec 2011 9:43 AM

I love the energy of this entire thread! Keep searching for your audience Dawood! You're going places!

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on 18 Dec 2011 9:52 AM

KatPaints:

I love the energy of this entire thread! Keep searching for your audience Dawood! You're going places!

Thanks KatPaints!! I am curious by what you mean by "Keep searching for your audience." Could you expound? Thanks Smile

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