HOT SHOT 20- Don’t let negative comments stop you from Sketching and MY UPCOMING WORKSHOP!

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Its great to put up another HOTSHOT here again! 
This time around it’s HOTSHOT NUMBER 20! And this is all about not letting negative comments stop you from sketching!
Towards the end, I’ll also talk about my next upcoming workshop in London based on the Urban Landscape!
I’ll deal with the HOTSHOT first!

HOT SHOT 20

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20. Never let people’s comments disturb, discourage or distract you. Especially when you start, just keep at it….I have always noticed a few people come around with a few sketches and then they stop because someone said something derogatory.

Adebanji Alade 2000

Adebanji Alade 2000

Adebanji Alade 2001

Adebanji Alade 2001

For this post I have decided to put some sketches from 2000-2014, these sketches were just picked randomly…..sometimes I’m moving forward, sometimes I’m moving backward, but one thing is clear I don’t STOP! I just keep on going and that’s the right attitude to have, even when faced with negative comments.

 

Adebanji Alade 2001

Adebanji Alade 2002

 

Adebanji Alade 2003

Adebanji Alade 2003

There is nothing so deadly and there is nothing so devastating……than to stop a good job you started because someone said something negative about your progress.

 

Adebanji Alade 2004

Adebanji Alade 2004

 

Adebanji Alade 2005

Adebanji Alade 2005

Look, we are all prone to mistakes, we are all prone to errors, but there is none so perfect among us that cannot be tutored or corrected or taught a little bit more than what or where they are now.

 

Adebanji Alade 2006

Adebanji Alade 2006

 

Adebanji Alade 2007

Adebanji Alade 2007

We need constructive criticism to excel; we need a bit of honest advice to move our work to the next level, as artists. So it is very important that we get someone, an artist, a mentor, someone we admire, who we know, will be able to tell us the honest, blatant truth.  This is the only way we can advance!

 

Adebanji Alade 2008

Adebanji Alade 2008

 

Adebanji Alade 2009

Adebanji Alade 2009

We all need coaches! People who can see potential in us and be patient enough to help us through the fitting period, the despairing moments, the valleys of our lives and still never give up on us!

 

Adebanji Alade 2010

Adebanji Alade 2010

Adebanji Alade 2011

Adebanji Alade 2011

I was lucky to have people who helped me through my roughest moments, gave me the desire to move on and the hunger to ask and go for more! Those are the kind of people that we have to discover, fetch them out and get close to them so that we can be confident that we are making the right progress at the right time and at the right pace.

 

Adebanji Alade 2012

Adebanji Alade 2012

BUT BEWARE OF PEOPLE- who are dream stealers, who can never see anything good in what you do. They have no skill and wisdom to offer a right level of direction. They don’t know the weight of negative words. They probably are negative and struggling themselves. This could be the real reason why they never see anything good in what others do.

 

Adebanji Alade 2013

Adebanji Alade 2013

You have to be BIG enough not to allow a careless comment, a careless statement or one of those sharp razor cutting criticisms to STOP YOUR PROGRESS WHILE DEVELOP YOUR SKETCHES.

 

Adebanji Alade 2014

Adebanji Alade 2014

I cannot say this more! SKETCHING, real OBSERVATION SKETCHING FROM LIFE, will give life, courage, confidence and positive spirit to whatever you do in representational art! You’ll be able to take on any subject matter with so much confidence!

I hope you have got the point and are ready to take the jump and keep it going! Sometimes even our own negative comments can be the devastating blow! So be careful what you say, be POSITIVE, stay FRESH, keep FIT and DO IT EVERYDAY!!!

 

 

One Day Workshop: Get Ready To Discover How To
Paint A Convincing And Expressive Urban Landscape

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Here Is Glimpse Of What You Will Learn On The Day:

  • How to paint convincing and expressive Urban landscapes-indoors.
  • What to look for outdoors to give your indoor paintings that spark of the outdoors!
  • Making colour notes.
  • The importance of an abstract pattern with a very good value plan.
  • Approaching your painting with a layering and corrective process with the mind of a sketcher.
  • How to scale your pictures to suit the size of the ground you are going to be working on. Both the traditional way and with the Accurasee App.
  • How to put figures and cars into the painting through the silhouette method without getting bogged down with much detail.
  • How to simplify perspective in three simple steps.
  • The best times to take pictures.
  • Making your painting a personal statement and developing a painters shorthand that suggests rather than copies.
  • And most importantly, get direction and help from Adebanji while you work on your paintings after the break.

Date & Venue

Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Harris Academy, Falconwood, DA16 2PE

Free parking available.

Tea and Coffee Provided. Pls bring your packed lunch.

 

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