Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sketching the Sketcher (26 self portraits on the move)


@toilets trafalgar square



@bus 180



@southeastern trains



@bus 53


I have decided to post these sketches all self potraits that I have done on the move, from the archives. Some have been sketched on the train, looking into the windows when it is dark for my reflection and others have been done in toilets, looking at mirrors and some at public laundry, looking into the window for reflections. The ever changing face!


@toilet nandos



@bus 155



@bus 401



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains



@bus 401



@public laundry



@public laundry



@southeastern trains




@southeastern trains



@bus 345



@southeastern trains



@bus 180



@bus 177



@southeastern trains



@bus 180



@bus 180



@bus 180



@bus 180



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains

12 comments:

yerox said...

You have loads of talent. Just browsed your blog...great portraits. Not many female models though

adebanji said...

Thanks yerox!

Jaycee said...

I don't know...you must be very talented to have done SELF-portraits. Great job!

Janet Pantry said...

I've enjoyed seeing these, Adebanji. I particularly like the one of you in the Laundrette with the washers, nice composition - would look great worked up as a 'finished' piece, methinks :)

Myne Whitman said...

This is really impressive. Some of the finished/almost finished ones are really very good.

Edward Burton said...

Very impressive, Adebanji!

kslaughter said...

Wow, this is extremely cool! And what a wonderful way to redeem all that "down time!"

adebanji said...

Thanks Janet, I think so too!

Thanks Myne-yes there is something about the unfinished pieces that the finished ones lack-Spontainety!

Thanks Edward!

Thanks Ksl, those journeys are too boring without sketching fun, especially when there's no one else to sketch or all the models are wide awake and ready to "attack" if one picks up the pen!

L.Holm said...

Absolutely adore this series. Would make a great show.

adebanji said...

Thanks Liz

Alice Thompson said...

Adebanji, Simply Amazing! I know you must be super busy with all of the projects your doing but I've started a new Art challenge Blog for all fine artists. I'm not sure how you'd like it, because all submissions must be done in paint. If you have some spare time in the future I invite you to give it a try. You'll find the link in the upper right hand corner of my blog.
Paint on my friend- Alice

adebanji said...

Alice, Thanks so much for the invite, I'll try maybe one these days. Because I'm really busy and have committed to others.