The Addictive Sketcher


The Addictive Sketcher


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Adebanji Alade believes that everything in art begins as a sketch, and his mission is always the same – to instil his work with the power and immediacy of the sketch. This book will show you how. Giving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade’s infectious enthusiasm and will have the reader reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go. Adebanji has a skill and a passion for speaking and motivating his audience in a fun and engaging way, and this is reflected in his writing style.

Lively, stimulating and instructive, it is packed with numerous examples of the author’s sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author’s techniques.

Adebanji’s work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He’s particularly well known for his portraits and scenes of London. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas.

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Weight 368 g
Dimensions 216 × 279 mm

Adebanji Alade

Author Bio

Adebanje Alade is a young, up-coming artist who has already made his mark as an inspirational artist and motivational speaker on the London art scene. Otherwise known as 'The Addictive Sketcher', Adebanje has been featured regularly on The One Show sketching celebrities such as Jeremy Paxman and Leslie Ash, and can often be found sketching travellers on the London Underground. In 2015, Adebanje was a contestant on SkyArts' Landscape Artist of Year programme. He trained at Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria, later obtaining a diploma in portraiture from Heatherley's School of Fine Art in Chelsea, where he now teaches. Adebanje is an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; a full member of The Guild of Fine Art in Nigeria; and in 2014 was elected to the council of the Chelsea Art Society. He also belongs to Urban Sketchers Worldwide and Plein Air Brotherhood. His awards include Buxton Spa Sketchbook Award (2014); winner of Pinta Rapido Plein Air Event at Chelsea Town Hall in 2013; winner of Best Painting of a London Scene, Chelsea Art Society in 2010, and numerous others. He writes regularly for The Artist magazine and exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Adebanje has a strong following in the US as well as the UK, and he regularly demonstrates to art groups, art societies and schools around the country.



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Paperback / softback

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