This is the training ground, this is where the warm up and real exercise takes place before the "performance". Doing these sketches has always been the core of everything I do. Sometimes the exercise itself gets a bit tasking and mundane but then all of a sudden a spectacular face springs up, some one is involved in juicy gossip or another is carried away miles from their seat in the train to dreamland and I'm like, "I have to record this!!!" This is my passion, this is my life! If it was all down down to one thing, I'll sketch people all day long! Hope you enjoy these with some notes too!
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Again, these were done in a A6 Daler Rowney Sketchbook with 150grams Cartridge paper, A Black Bic ball point pen and a Number 75 Tom Bow Dual Wash pen and the other ingredients were curious eyes and itchy hands and a passion for the human face!
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Adebanji Alade's Sketchbook - 006-The guy on the left was one of the fastest I have had to do while standing in a train, I didn't have the time to use my ball point pen because before I knew it the journey from London Bridge to Waterloo on the Jubilee Line was over!
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Adebanji Alade's Sketchbook - 012- While sketching the guy on the right , his partner was on my side and watching me, she kept giving him winks and signals of how it was going and when I was to get off at Sloane Square, he was pleased to see the outcome!
SPECIAL QUOTE "It seems reasonable to assume that any talents you develop in this life-love, determination, compassion, basket weaving- you'll get to take with you. So our best bet is to develop ourselves to our full potential here and now- and hope the benefits are transferable- Andrew Matthews, Follow Your Heart