Tips Blog


acrylic addictive sketcher Adebanji Alade Inspiration to sketch Sketching Tips the addictive sketcher Uncategorized urban street scene

I am happy to share with you my new book which was released in January this year! I know some of you have already bought it or ordered it. But if you haven’t, please Click HERE on this secure link to order a signed copy from me. MY NEW BOOK – THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHER I [...]

Read more →


addictive sketcher Adebanji Alade alla prima brushstrokes demo inside-out life lessons of an artist oil on board plein air portrait portrait deliberate practice series portraits Sketching Tips step by step Uncategorized

Today, I’m excited, I have got a new short documentary about  “Life Lessons from an Artist” and a step by step demo of a portrait I did without a drawing.


First, it’s all about the film, in 2012- The Life of an Artist was released, today it has has over half a million views, it has inspired many to take up sketching again and for many it has  sparked a revival of getting them back to doing what they really love to do. Seven years after, another film is here! This time it focuses in some of the lessons I have learnt over the past seven years and what I have been able to achieve. My message is clear-BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, NEVER GIVE UP and NEVER LET FAILURE drag you down. There are also tips for aspiring plein air painters and lots more, so enjoy this, get a cup of coffee, it is only 10 minutes but it will be worth every minute .

Read more →

HOTSHOT 31-Outside In painting process and My Portrait Workshop tomorrow in London.

Announcements Inspiration to sketch Outside-In portrait deliberate practice series portrait painting technique portrait worksop portraits workshop Zorn palette

Hi guys,

My last post showed how I paint a portrait from one spot INSIDE the face and then gradually spread out to complete the whole piece little by little.

But the process today is called, “OUTSIDE-IN” where I block in all the major shapes from the beginning and then finish up on the inside of the face with details.

You can compare both techniques and see which one suits you best.

Read more →

HOT SHOT 30- Inside Out painting Process and PORTRAIT WORKSHOP in LONDON.

alla prima faces inside-out oil on board portraits shapes Sketching Tips tones

This post is all about my method of painting in the  -“INSIDE-OUT” Technique and to talk about my last workshop for the year, which is, “PAINTING THE PORTRAIT FROM LIFE”. First I’ll talk about the workshop.

Read more →

HOT SHOT 29-My Landscape Process and a Workshop in London

Adebanji Alade Announcements landscape workshop London workshop

Landscape Workshop with Adebanji Alade

Hi guys,

I will be having a workshop in London next Saturday on “Everything I know about painting a Landscape”.

Please click HERE for all the details


Below, I have a demonstration of my landscape process using the Outside-In Technique. I start from sketching and then I move into making the sketch a bit more clearer. Once the sketch is solid enough, I go into painting very bold shapes which gradually become fine tuned towards the end.

Read more →