Tips Blog — Sketching Tips


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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 [...]

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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 .

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

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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.

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HOTSHOT 28- A Portrait Sketch Process and a Workshop date in London

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Adebanji Alade's One day Workshop on Sketching The Human face in London

Adebanji Alade’s One day Workshop on Sketching The Human face in London












Hi guys, I am back here again, this time with a process of how I sketch a portrait using the angles and block-ins. In this method I start from sketching the overall angles from one spot and continue to flow through the sketch, bringing each phase to completion as I go along. I also have a date and venue set for my Sketching the Human Face Workshop on Saturday, 14th of July, 2018 in London, make it a date. I’ll talk about that at the end of this post.

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HOT SHOT 27- Alla Prima Portrait Process (I)

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I am currently giving myself a very serious task of deliberately practicing Portrait painting, I plan to have 250 portraits by the end of the year.  I call this series The DELIBERATE PORTRAIT PRACTICE SERIES.

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