Addictive : An Artists Sketchbook Insight Into the Creative Process of Adebanji Alade
Be inspired by the dynamic sketchbook of Adebanji Alade, complete with his insight, methods and process for regular sketching and developing your own artistic style. More than a view to an artist studio, this is a fascinating, inspirational and intimate view into a working artist's life in London. Royal Institute of Oil Painters Vice President Adebanji Alade regards his sketching as his most important work, and this sketchbook as his peak. Providing inspiration and reference for the contemporary artist, this book is a fascinating and personal view into an award-winning artist's working life. This annotated sketchbook shows Adebanji's methods and inspiring results, and provides a unique window into the everyday life of the commuters, passers-by and street life of contemporary London.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 216 x 216mm | 368g
- 13 Oct 2020
- Search Press(UK)
- Annotated edition
About Adebanji Alade
Adebanji is a dynamic artist who believes in sketching as the beginning of all ideas and the force behind every artwork. He started sketching at the age of six and has never stopped since then. He can be seen on public transport sketching commuters everyday as he commutes from his home in Kent to his studio in Chelsea. He is an avid painter in all mediums but mainly works in oil for his studio and plein air paintings. He believes in capturing the energy and bringing out the life in everything he sketches or paints. Adebanji is the Vice President of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI); a full member of The Guild of Fine Art in Nigeria; and in 2014 was elected to the council of the Chelsea Art Society. He also belongs to Urban Sketchers Worldwide and Plein Air Brotherhood. He presents art documentaries on The One Show, BBC One. He teaches at Heatherleys School of Fine Art and The Art Academy London, and also provides artistic coaching on a one-to-one basis. Adebanji also runs workshops and demos for art groups and schools. He is also a world-class motivational speaker, constantly visiting schools and companies to inspire, motivate and entertain with his speak, sketch and share delivery process. Adebanji is married to Ruth and has two children, Joshua and Kezia.