Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sketches on the Train, Bus and Tube in January I



These are some back load of sketches from last year which I haven't posted-they show everything I feel when I observe people everyday. I could catch a sleeping man three times, if he keeps changing the pose! I simply love it! I could catch a lady putting on make-up in a rush on the train-this says a lot about London life! Someone could be right there, staring at me and I'll take it on, full and bold-they'll ask if they can have a look and I'll smile and say , Yes!! Then I watch their reactions, always a mixture of shock and excitement! London is the place to be! Hope you enjoy!
















SPECIAL QUOTE
"The sketch is, by everyone's admission, extraordinarily clever and characteristic: it is of course mere dabs and blurs and considerably caricatured, but certainly more like me than I expected anything could(be)"-Veron Lee, in a letter to her mother on Sargent's 3 hour painting of her.

12 comments:

Sharon Williamson said...

I love your sketches - you surely are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing them.

Sharon

adebanji said...

Thanks Sharon!!!

Azra said...

Your sketches look fantastic on your blog and even better in real life!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra!

got caught said...

I love your sketches! I like your sketching style. Do you use a pen?

adebanji said...

Thanks "got caught " -I use a pen, in my next post on sketches, I will add a picture that shows my ball point pen sketching kit.

Ben said...

Really stunning sketches again, the one of the woman putting on makeup makes me think you do these very quickly - how long does it take you to do one sketch of a person?

adebanji said...

Thanks Ben, that one was sketched on a bus on Kings Road as it says on the sketch and it must have taken about 4-6mins or probably a little bit more because I think she got off before me, so I didn't really finish.
Sometimes it helps if there's traffic too!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Lovely sketches. You capture the true spirit of a place so well, as was so evident in your series on Bath.
Best wishes,

adebanji said...

Thanks Vinayak!

Oliver Uvman said...

Haha, even your handwriting has an awesomely fluid aesthetic. :D

adebanji said...

Thanks Oliver!