Friday, July 08, 2011

Sketches on the bus train and tube in July I

These are all a back log of sketches, unpublished, I still have one more batch to go. The purpose of these sketches is to keep my drawing skills alert which come in handy while doing my figurative painting and plein air work.
All have been done right there and then on public transport, nothing to hide, pure passion for human faces!


















SPECIAL QUOTE
"It's not surprising that this artist excels....He is enthusiastic about his art: he makes endless studies: he spares neither care nor expenses in order to have the models that suit him, he would willingly fall on his knees before the bearer of that head to attract him to his studio. He is constantly on the lookout in the streets, in the churches, in markets, at the theatre, on promenades, in public gatherings. When he is thinking about a subject he is obsessed with it, constantly preoccupied. Even his character is marked by it.: he assumes that of his picture: he is brusque, sweet, insinuating, caustic, flirtatious, sad, gay, warm, serious, mad, according to whatsoever he is working on."-Denis Diderot on Greuze from the book Greuze the Draftsman

7 comments:

V. Deshmukh said...

All these sketches are just beautiful Adebanji. They show the smoothness and control you have achieved with your constant practice. Its sucha an inspiration.

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BODARD said...

Beautiful studies, I like your art, congrats ! I like especially the "sleeping woman"...

V. Deshmukh said...

thank you so much Adebanji. And I can never have enough of your sketches. They are just wonderful.

adebanji said...

Thanks Vinayak, I'll have take note and change that ASAP.

adebanji said...

Thanks Bodard!

Michael Bailey said...

Hi Adebanji, I'm an avid follower of all your fabulous London and Bath pieces, but I think it was your ball point and Tombow sketches that I first came across. I just think they're all gorgeous and say so much. You also got me into the work of Ken Howard - what a master of light he is. Thank you for sharing your latest.

adebanji said...

Thanks Mike, that's what we are all here for. Ken Howard is a master of light-I basically feed on his paintings!