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.


STAGE 1- This is my first connection with the scene. My main goal here is to carefully sketch with organic lines, everything that catches my eye. I focus mainly on the key components. This is also where I plan my composition, I want to make sure it works. I am sketching with a coloured brown coloured pencil.


STAGE 2- At this stage I want to be a little bit more clearer about where my lines are and I want to add a bit more tone for clarity. So I take up my felt pen, ZIG Art & Graphic Twin Pen 049, and I use it to bring out the features a bit more.


STAGE 3- You can see how important drawing is to me, I still don’t feel ready to paint until I can feel even more clarity in the picture. So I take up my felt pen, ZIG Art & Graphic Twin Pen 071, and I use it to add more features and a bit more detail.


STAGE 4- Now it’s time to add paint and my goal here is to block-in as much of the landscape that I can so that there’s hardly any canvas showing through the surface. The paint application is done by squinting at the scene and applying the first colours that jump out to me. This stage is almost like an overall planning stage where the main structures are put in place.


STAGE 5-Here I hone into more detail as I get particular with most of what is in the middle ground, the little hut and a few deck chairs and the main figure under the tree to my right.


STAGE 6- This is my final stage where I really emphasize all the little bit of detail all over the picture. Knowing when to stop at this stage is vital, so the picture doesn’t end up being overworked.

Hope you enjoyed my process. If you’ll love to see how I go about this and how you can learn all my tips to improve your landscape painting with my careful guidance and direction, click HERE for the details to my next workshop in London. It’s on Everything I know about painting a successful and effective landscape.

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