Thursday, April 29, 2010

BIG ISSUE SERIES I

Caught him at Sloane Square, said his name is Teddy. He allowed for a sketch as this is a new project I'm embarking upon, to sketch these Big Issue sellers around London. He wasn't even shouting for buyers, it seems he had a long day. He declined photography but was pleased with the sketch!



I got myself a copy from him!

11 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

What a great idea! And sketch! And of course you're subverting the traditional idea of the portrait sitter, wealthy, bourgeois, 'of great importance', etc. It's an inspired idea. Maybe you can get the Big Issue to publish an article on you and the series once you're done...

Jaycee said...

So real.

adebanji said...

Thanks Caroline, yes it is an inspired idea- I had to get it started- everyday I pass by one, I always felt a pinch. So yesterday I got a sketchbook designated for this purpose. I couldn't bear it any longer. Sometimes I always feel I have a calling for the homeless and I don't know where it would lead me but I'll keep "plodding" on! If the series is comes out good, I surely approach them. Thanks for the idea.


Thanks Jaycee!

Phuong said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!! ........................................

A Brush with Color said...

What a wonderful sketch portrait--looks like a character!

adebanji said...

Thanks Phuong and ABWC!

Marian Fortunati said...

Fabulous Adebanji...

Do you always ask if you can sketch??

I love Caroline's comment... Wouldn't it be great to get published that way??

adebanji said...

Thanks Marian, I would always ask when it is one person's detailed sketch like this, because I'm going to be upfront and close to him, observing him keenly. I couldn't do that without asking, especially when I'm holding a 12" x 12" Hardbound sketchbook. But on the trains with my little 6" x 4" sketchbook and with loads of people, I don't because if I did I'd never get anything done.

Yes it is a good way to get published. Might even get the sketches auctioned to support the homeless, you never know.

AC said...

Great portrait!

Lucie G said...

wonderful portrait and wonderful idea! I hope to see some more of that series soon!

blogoratti said...

Very creative as always...well done.