ADEBANJI ALADE: MY ART, MY PASSION FOR SKETCHING — watercolour paper

The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career 23, 24

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NUMBER 23-ART THERAPY


"Art Therapy"(self portrait) 24" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas, 2009


I remember at the time I did this piece I was doing a bit of research on Art Therapy and I used myself as the model to depict the surge of hope and spark of life that Art Therapy can bring into an individuals life. The individual may be finding it hard to cope with various negative symptoms and experiences in life,...

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The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career ( 21 and 22)

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NUMBER 21

AFRO XXII



AFRO XXII, Charcoal/Graphite, 10" x 8", 2009



This is one of my drawings that show the beauty of natural hair. It's one of my favourites! The model I used was a very good friend of mine. Because it was purely one of those pieces that I chose to do, I altered her facial features a bit to suit the purpose of the piece. Sometimes I do this especially if the person doesn't want to be...

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The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career 10

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Number 10-AFRO XXI





This is one from my AFRO SERIES. I remember I was at Church on a Sunday afternoon and I went to the lobby where we normally relax between the morning service and evening service, and these lovely girls were helping themselves look good. I just took a number a shots while the plaiting took place, it was only later while looking through my archive of pictures did I realize this...

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The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career 4

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Number 4- Afro XIX



Afro XIX, Graphite, 13.5" x 9.5", Charcoal and Oil Base pencil, 2009



This is drawing was number 19 of my current Afro series. My passion for graphite and charcoal some how takes over here, as I really tried to express myself, and because it was not a commission, I felt a little bit on the free side. The emphasis of this series is the beauty of black natural hair and the model is a...

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"I don't need an umbrella....I love the rain" , 6" x 9", Mixed Media, 2011 (The Flying Moleskins)

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This is my contribution to Vern's sketchbook. Its part of a Sketchbook Exchange I am currently taking part in called, "The Flying Moleskins" He said we could paint anything and around the time I was thinking of what to paint- It happened to be a time I was getting mesmerized by rain reflections on London streets.



I don't need an umbrella...I love the rain, 6" x 9", Mixed Media, 2011

So I...

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