Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is a great exchange of sketchbooks between 13 artists that I am currently taking part in. Check the site HERE for details.

Front cover

I have as the theme for my sketchbook- Homelessness and Poverty and I have kicked things off with this image below.

"got spare change, please...?"

Biro, graphite and No75 TOMBOW BRUSHPEN

It is really going to be great! I'll end up with a sketchbook full of different artists interpretation of theme: Homelessness and Poverty.

When my sketchbook finally comes back to me after traveling round to 13 different artists homes , I'll continue the project and make sure the book is filled with different images to project this theme.

I received my first batch of Moleskin pages from Liz and it also had gifts for my children! Now that's great!

A great thanks to Dominique for getting this all underway!


dominique eichi said...

Thank you for stretching me in a way that I would not of thought of. I thank God for this opportunity to bring this plight of our society in evidence through our talents. I look forward to adding to your book my friend and in the process to grow in gratefulness of what I have.
Sincerely..... Dominique

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful piece, Adebanji, and a truly meaningful theme - I look forward to contributing to it. Also, your handwriting is beautiful! Wish mine looked like yours.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique and Edward!
This spirit is energizing!!!

L.Holm said...

Wow! What a start, and a thought-provoking theme, Adebanji. Thanks for giving us a preview of your instructions, too. Really has me thinking of ideas.
(and Edward's right...your handwriting is a work of art itself.) Looking forward to seeing everyone's input on this particular theme.

adebanji said...

Thanks Liz! It's a theme I have always wanted to work on and with the inspiration I'll get from this- I might be going straight into the streets to meet and sketch, draw and paint them live, for a fund-raising exhibition for the homeless in the near future!

Angela Elledge said...

I'm excited (and intimidated) about your theme, focusing on an uncomfortable subject, instead of what we are accustomed to; thanks for pushing me/us! As Edward said, your handwriting is beautiful, an art in itself.

I do have one request, perhaps weird, can you please give us a phonetic pronunciation of your name? I'm sure I butcher your name each time I read it...thanks!

adebanji said...

Cool Angela, that's ok
Hope that helps.
I'm happy you're all taking it in a good way!

suzanne cabrera said...

Wow....I am tremendously inspired by your work and this project. Your blog was recommended to me when I asked the question of what artists and designers role is in social justice.

adebanji said...

Thanks Suzanne!

Jamie said...

Your sketches are just perfect!

adebanji said...

Thanks Jamie! Keep loving art!

Larry said...

Great idea and execution.

Artist Ayeola Ayodeji said...

Creativity at its peak. great work Adebanji