The Face of Homelessness Kings Road II

demo FACE OF HOMELESSNESS homeless london oil oil base pencil oil on board people portraits The Anders Zorn Palette `sketches

 To start off this post, I  have some good news I can't keep to myself, even though I'm going to do a separate post on this later, but I'm pleased to announce that I was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters!!  It was an early Christmas present-as I got a phone call from The President on Sunday the 23rd of December, last year (I just had to chip this in)....;0) and...

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The Face of Homelessnes, Clapham Common

acrylic alla prima charcoal FACE OF HOMELESSNESS homeless oil base pencil oil on canvas board portraits sanguine dust sepia dust

This is another one of my series of portraits on the Face of Homelessness. I worked with this guy for close to 3 years while working for the homeless and we were able to share different passions. He liked art, bowling and most of all pool. He was very competitive and so was I, he'd been on the streets for a long while before he was discovered and he also had a wonderful dog. I have added him to...

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My Sketches at the First Urban Sketchers Exhibition

Ackland Museum cityscape exhibition graphite landscape london Moleskine A4 monument oil base pencil Olympics Statue Strand urban life urban sketchers

Currently running since the 16th of August till the 6th of October, 2012 is The First Urban Sketchers International Exhibition at Ackland Musuem at the University of North Carolina. A lot of the members from all over the world submitted sketches for this exhibition.

A majority of the proceeds from the sale of the sketches will go directly to Urban Sketchers to support their educational programs...

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The Londoners I sketch everyday (III)

A6 daler-rowney sketch book chelsea art society exhibition graphite london oil base pencil public transportation `sketches

All these were done in May in preparation for the Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition. All these sketches sold as one framed unit. It has been hard to get them (18) apart and as I had them in lined up as 3 rows in 6 columns.

2 heads, Londoners I sketch everyday

4 heads, Londoners I sketch everyday (3-6)

4 heads Londoners I sketch everyday (7-10)

4 heads, Londoners I sketch everyday (10-14)

4 heads,...

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The Street Sketching Spirit!!!

drawing graphite homeless london Moleskine A4 oil base pencil

The street sketching spirit is my life!!! There's always a buzz and high when I am able to sit down and meet people on the street, have a connection, hear wonderful  stories and sketch!

These pictures are a few that I have done recently on the streets of London.

Sketch of Chris, Islington

All sketches were done in graphite, oil base pencil in an A4 moleskine Sketchbook.

Adebanji sketching Chris


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