The Art of Dawood (Marion) Sekhem

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KatPaints wrote
on 19 Dec 2011 7:20 PM

Although art and drawing can be a solitary act, it seems as if you are out in the world interacting energetically.  I see photos of you drawing at demonstrations, on a pad on a wall, drawing people from life, on a bus..... It seems as if there is no formal studio; the world is your studio. It's almost a type of performance art. Performers have an audience and you seem to be a natural "actor." An audience can be found in many places-- on the internet (there are just so many places) at a formal or informal gathering of people, on the streets, at an event.... So that is why I say to keep searching for your audience. I appreciate the way you capture life.

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on 26 Dec 2011 12:29 AM

A very quick warm-up sketch

Self-Portrait (close-up)
Acrylic on Paper
24 x 18

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on 10 Jan 2012 2:23 AM

These are posters for my next drawing film. It's a film documenting the interaction between a 38 year existing teacher (me) and a 96 year existing student (my good friend Ruth Smith).

 

 

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on 10 Jan 2012 3:12 PM

Inspired by the Eames furniture designs I splashed a warm-up this morning from imagination (no model).

Ballpoint Pen on Paper with Acrylic

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KatPaints wrote
on 10 Jan 2012 8:46 PM

I've never met Ruth, but I like her already. 96! I hope I live that long.

I was wondering what type of easel you have. Is it an H frame? Is it a pretty sturdy wood? I've started to look for a studio easel and I figured I'd ask since you're showing one.

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on 10 Jan 2012 11:00 PM

Lots of work inspired by the Eames chair designs... I guess its coming from designing the interior of my new studio space. I am going to get one of those Eames lounge chairs as soon as I see one that is the right price.

Eames Cold Chillin'

17x14

Ballpoint pen and acrylic on paper

 

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on 10 Jan 2012 11:23 PM

Hey KatPaints, Yes Ruth is indeed the sweetest. I use a crappy clearance Blick Brand easel. The top part that holds the canvas down has a stripped screw rendering it useless and I had to tie a string around the bottom because it was separating... I also had to add wheels myself for better mobility. Overall it gets the job done for light weight work like paper and small/light canvases but not for larger ones. I have to get another soon because I plan to do lots of painting this year. 

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philo.yan wrote
on 7 Feb 2012 12:33 AM

Hi Dawood, I really like your drawings.  May I know if your shading is done with ballpoint pen?  If so, what is the best way to do it?

Appreciate your feedback.

 

Thanks

Sincerely

Philo Yan

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on 7 Feb 2012 1:50 AM

philo.yan:

Hi Dawood, I really like your drawings.  May I know if your shading is done with ballpoint pen?  If so, what is the best way to do it?

Appreciate your feedback.

 

Thanks

Sincerely

Philo Yan

 

Hi Dawood, I really like your drawings.  May I know if your shading is done with ballpoint pen?  If so, what is the best way to do it?

Hey Philo Yan,

I create the shading with the ballpoint pen. Thanks for your interest in my work - by the way check out my latest video full of drawing tips. If you like what you hear and see subscribe to my channel to be notified of future releases.

http://youtu.be/FhxcHFwDqa8

In my next video I will begin to reveal the methods I practiced to become confident in drawing. 

Take CareBig Smile

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on 24 Feb 2012 2:56 PM

I did this as a demo during my Drawing Toolbox Class in San Francisco today.


My Bike
Ballpoint Pen
8x11

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Afton Kern wrote
on 2 Mar 2012 11:54 PM

Very nice linework! :)

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on 3 Mar 2012 8:33 AM

Afton Kern:

Very nice linework! :)

Thanks!!!Smile

 

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BettiePages wrote
on 13 Mar 2012 8:57 AM

Oh my god, i just LOVE your style!!! Did you ever considered selling? If you do, i'd have just the website for you, it's where i sell my paintings..

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on 10 Apr 2012 12:47 AM

This is a drawing I did from pure imagination. 

When I drew this I was thinking of people who are beautiful yet the spiritually blind may see them as ugly. She was a girl who everybody teased and said she was ugly all of her life, but her self-esteem stayed intact.

Sexy Lady

11x14
Pencil on Archival paper
Dawood Sekhem 2012

 

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on 10 Apr 2012 12:53 AM

BettiePages:

Oh my god, i just LOVE your style!!! Did you ever considered selling? If you do, i'd have just the website for you, it's where i sell my paintings..

Hey Thanks BettiePages!!!

I spend many years developing my skills and totally ignored the selling aspect. However I want to get into selling as it would help support my creative additions. Let me know about your site. Thanks Again!!

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