Thursday, March 25, 2010

Back to the farms where it all began!



On Tuesday I had an interesting trip to Lea Valley farms in search of my beloved cows. It turned out to be the pigs that stole my attention. I took loads of photos for future paintings, these are just some sketches I managed to make in between.

Still need to visit two farms for future life paintings when they are allowed on the field.

You might be wondering why I have the title as back to where it all began. Well, that's because while at Yaba College of Technology studying art it was The Rectors' cows that stole my heart away, I used to sketch them for hours, chasing them where ever they'll settle down with less movement. This act basically got me hooked on sketching!





13 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Oh great.... cows and smiling pigs. Now I need to go find some farm animals to draw !

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique! Yes, find them, they are wonderful creatures!

jeannette said...

We artists all have your story -something that grabs our attention, and we get hooked for a lifetime! With me it's angels (that's why I live in Los Angeles -city of the angels -just joking)

Angela Elledge said...

Oh Adebanji, you have stolen my heart with your cows (and pigs, too)! It has been a while since I've had the pleasure to paint or sketch cows, but I do have my favorite cow paintings all through the house! When we are out driving, my husband will always pull over so I can photograph these beautiful bovines! Living in Texas I get to see cows all the time, but it's never enough, I always want to see more!

Beautiful sketches, as always!!! :-)

adebanji said...

Oh yes we all do-Jeannette!

adebanji said...

Thanks Angela, never knew you loved cows too, they are such a pleasure-I could spend the whole day with them!

AC said...

These are all very good.
I really love the pigs sleeping.

Rogério Santana said...

Loved your blog man!I guess your passion for sketching is what keeps us going...I just couldn't stope looking. Congratulations.

tapirgal said...

You are just so incredibly talented. I love your style, your subjects, and the way you draw. It's a pleasure to visit. Please keep on drawing and keep on bloggin'!

adebanji said...

Thanks AC, Rogerio and Tapirgal!

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh, I love these cow sketches! Cute pic of you, too. ;)
The pigs have such a contented expression.

adebanji said...

Thanks Jala!

James Parker said...

Hi, old friend..I love to see you do an occasional animal. The cows are nice, but the happy pigs are grand. I'm still amused by the "Jolly Llamas" you did for my sketchbook. Oh, and there's several ranches where I am that raise llamas. Check out my blog (April 1) of some pictures of them I took just 2 miles from my studio. Keep sketchin'..looking good, as usual.