Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Street Sketching Spirit!!!

The street sketching spirit is my life!!! There's always a buzz and high when I am able to sit down and meet people on the street, have a connection, hear wonderful  stories and sketch!

These pictures are a few that I have done recently on the streets of London.

Sketch of Chris, Islington

All sketches were done in graphite, oil base pencil in an A4 moleskine Sketchbook.

Adebanji sketching Chris

Chris with sketch

Sketch of John, Charing Cross

Adebanji sketching John, Charing Cross

Adebanji sketching Kevin, Charing Cross

Sketch of Kevin, Charing Cross

Martin with sketch

Sketch of Martin, around Tate Gallery Bankside

Sketch of Sean, around Tate Gallery Bankside

Sean with Sketch

"The wise draftsman brings forward what he can use most effectively to present his case. His case is his special interest-his special vision. He does not repeat nature."- Robert Henri 


Greybrush, [Steve Dominey] said...

Nice portraits Adebanji. Do you have a conversation with your subjects?

adebanji said...

Thanks- yes I do!

Arti said...

Beautiful, beautiful work.I wish I could let go of my inhibitions and connect to people on street like you do!

adebanji said...

Thanks Arti! It's well worth a try!

KonstantinaP said...

You have a brilliant way to capture in your paper the life, aura and character of people! Partially, maybe, cause they share with you their stories and then some of their words become shapes under your pencils... Marvelous work!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Konstantina! You maybe be right!

Stephanie Berry said...

These are great--very well done. Nice way to connect with people.

adebanji said...

Thanks Stephanie!