Friday, December 05, 2008

National Gallery(Charing Cross side), 11" x 9, mixed media, 2008

I was just coming out of Charring Cross Station yesterday afternoon and I saw the National Portrait Gallery just peeping out in blazing sunlight from this dark shadowed road way, with so many people out and about as usual in the London west end. I instantly fell in love! Now I am happy I've caught with watercolour, carbon pencil, coloured pencil and gouache on Winsor and Newton Cotman paper 300grams.


4 comments:

Cathy Gatland said...

Beautiful - makes me long for a trip to London again...

adebanji said...

Thnaks Cathy...Ahhhh make sure you plan it for the summer time, whenever you plan to come again!

André Godinho said...

hey Adebandi! I'm from Portugal and i got to your blog by Urban Sketchers. Great Work!
As a young artist who has started his first sketchbooks, i was just wondering what kind of sketchpad do you use on you pencil portraits. Thanks, and keep with your good work, really inspiring me to pursue my career in arts!

adebanji said...

Andre, I am happy you are inspired-that's one of the main reasons I share these sketches.

I use an A6 Daler-Rowney EBONY(62)
hardcover sketch book. It has 150g/m acid free cartrige paper.

I would do a post on my graphite sketching materials to help.