Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My Sketches at the First Urban Sketchers Exhibition

Currently running since the 16th of August till the 6th of October, 2012 is The First Urban Sketchers International Exhibition at Ackland Musuem at the University of North Carolina. A lot of the members from all over the world submitted sketches for this exhibition.

A majority of the proceeds from the sale of the sketches will go directly to Urban Sketchers to support their educational programs such as the annual Sketching Symposium and the Urban Sketchers Workshops Program. The remaining proceeds will support the Ackland Art Museum.

I contibuted 3 sketches for the exhibition and they were mainly based on monuments and statues in London.

The Official Olympic Time Counter, Trafalgar Square, London
The Sketch of The Official Olympic Time Counter at 116 days before the Olympics

Adebanji sketching  The Official Olympic Time Counter at 116 days before the Olympics 
The scene of  The Official Olympic Time Counter at 116 days before the Olympics 

The Gladstone Statue, Strand London

The sketch of Gladstone statue, Strand
Adebanji sketching
The scene   Gladstone statue, Strand
materials used for   Gladstone statue, Strand

The Samuel Johnson Statue, Strand London

The sketch of  Samuel Johnson Statue, Strand
Adebanji sketching   Samuel Johnson Statue, Strand
The scene of  Samuel Johnson Statue, Strand
materials used for  Samuel Johnson Statue, Strand
A review of the Opening day of the exhibition can be seen HERE.

Another review of the Exhibition can be seen here by Blue Greenberg HERE

"You experience a place or a scene differently when you decide to sketch it-----something unusual happens.....you have to experience it know what I mean!"-(Adebanji Alade-Sketch Addict)


Sadami said...

Dear Adebanji,
I always enjoy your black and white and admire your talent and skills. Also, your quote is really encouraging. Thank you for sharing!
Best wishes, Sadami

adebanji said...

Thanks Sadami!