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My new book - THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHERTHE FRONT COVER of my new book!!!!
SHOWDEMMMMMM!!!!!!! In bookstores in January 2020- but if you can’t wait you can pre-order on amazon, search press and penguin sites.

Adebanji Alade believes that everything in art begins as a sketch, and his mission is always the same - to instil his work with the power and immediacy of the sketch. This book will show you how.

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The World's End from Cremone Gardens (16) Chelsea Marathon

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This is number 16 of my series of drawings and paintings of Chelsea in London.

It's all about the Chelsea I love, the way I see Chelsea!

The World's End from Cremone Gardens (16) Chelsea Marathon, 10" x 8", Graphite on Museum mountboard

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I sat in the studio and I was trying to get some admin stuff done, then I felt this strong inclination to draw!


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Sketch of Thomas More Statue (15) Chelsea Marathon

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This is number 15 of my Chelsea Marathon.

I have gone back to graphite, my trusty favourite medium.

Sketch of Thomas More Statue (15) Chelsea Marathon, 8" x 10", Graphite on paper
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I went to this beautiful well kept garden to sketch this very intriguing statue in black and gold around the Chelsea Embankment area.`

I have always found this statue...

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Boats Along Chelsea Moorings (6) Chelsea Marathon

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Here's number 6!

The boats along Chelsea Moorings.

I am using my beloved medium, which is graphite here!

Boats Along Chelsea Moorings, 10" x 8", Graphite on Paper
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I had to get down there to capture these lovely boats and the reflections on a nice cool evening.

Adebanji sitting down and enjoying the whole process of drawing the scene

Sitting down and getting...

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Discovering The City of York (Part 1-Plein air and Urban Sketching)

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Relaxing around the River Ouse after a painting session.

This Summer (August 2-9) I had the opportunity of discovering a new urban painting paradise! I got invited to the City of York by Ann Petherick of Kentmere House Gallery. She had silently been admiring my paintings of London and Bath for a while and thought I would love York too! Well, she was right!

The Arsenal, all ready for war!-Paints all...

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