It’s been another long break but I am back with the HOT SHOTS-this hotshot is mainly for painters and it’s about having a sketching brain on while painting!
And great news about my upcoming workshop in London! The workshop is titled, “EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT SKETCHING”.
Lets start with the WORKSHOP!
This workshop is about EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT SKETCHING
Venue: Harris Academy, Falconwood. DA16 2PE
SOME KEY POINTS TO BE COVERED AT THIS WORKSHOP ARE:
- How to develop a sketching habit
- Everything starts with a sketch -SEE, SQUINT, SHAPES and SKETCH!
- How to fall in love with your sketchbook.
- The Power of the Eye-Hand co-ordination
- Sketching Techniques
- Working from the model- the PORTRAIT SKETCH, the FIGURE SKETCH
- Sketching on Public transport- all my tips and secrets, handling the pressure and still having a passion.
- Sketching in Oil, acrylic, Gouache, watercolour, Coloured Pencils, Ball point Pens and TOM BOW markers, graphite, charcoal….etc-bring any medium you are comfortable with.
- How to paint from a sketch
- Urban Sketching-Sketch the world around you
It’s an Intensive workshop!
- Sketchbooks……empty ready for the filling!
- Papers assorted loads……..you’ll be using them up…..
- Easel (your own easel, if you can’t we’ll get a table but easels are best)
- Any medium to sketch with(pencils, pens, charcoal, watercolour, markers, oil, acrylic, gouache)
- Notebook (for notes and important points)
- Some real enthusiasm and anticipation to let it flow
Please bring your packed lunch. Tea, biscuits and coffee will be provided. Be fit and ready this is a workshop that will get you inspired and change the way you see.
Beware-you might become ADDICTED to SKETCHING!!!
To register please click HERE. or go to www.adebanjialade.co.uk/workshop
Its £75 per each participant.
If you can’t pay by Pay Pal just email me to show your interest and you can either pay by cash or by cheque and your place shall be reserved.
Now lets go to the HOT SHOT for the day!
HOT SHOT 19
19. Sketching improves your ability to paint, something that’s so handy for representational artists today. I’ll emphasize painting because I’m a painter and every stroke I pull with my brush is a sketch stroke the only difference is that I am using colour. When painting is approached this way, It makes a big difference!
So when you get the hang on sketching, it’s going to make painting a lot more easier. You’ll just need to keep your sketching brain on and forget you are painting; the results are always powerful and satisfactory.
These are the complete painting steps from the video above.
First stage- Everything starts with sketchy strokes, it’s always great to have this sort of mentality when you start off a painting
Second stage- you can see how everything begins to develop-all through observing and sketching with paint-the way you lay the brushstrokes down always has a direct harmony with the subject you are trying to interprete.
Stage 3- Everything is a bit clearer and you can feel the impasto sketch strokes of paint impressions on the tree.
All this comes through knowing how to put on a sketchers brain when you sketch.
Stage 4 -more resolving takes place!
The finished Painting
What I’m trying my best to explain in this HOT SHOT is whenever you approach painting approach it with “a sketcher’s mind set”. Just sketch with colour, but forget you are painting.
When painting follow the movement, texture, shape and mood of what you are painting and see if you can find a way of pulling a brush stroke which you feel will best interpret what you are trying to paint in the most minimized and economical manner.
You have got to think of your painting stroke as a kind of short hand, a kind of way you can summarize a whole load of information into just one SKETCH STROKE!
These are some examples of some artists who are complete masters at what I’m saying. Now, they may not all paint the same way, but they all have one thing in common- THEY PAINT WITH A SKETCHERS BRAIN- EVERY STROKE is more like a SKETCH STROKE!
1. Abram Efimovich Arkhipov– The Boldness of the strokes, the confidence with which me manages to sweep across object in the painting. A pure sketch approach!
2. Adebanji Alade– I sneaked one of mine in, but here is a one of those paintings where I took each stroke, with one sweep just as if I was sketching. You can see the bold effects and the exposure of each of my strokes-all painted in with the mind of a sketcher.
3. Anders Zorn – Every little part of this painting is just like a drawing. He makes it simple. The power and simplicity of it comes through sound draughtsmanship. I always bow at Zorn’s power to draw! Go and check his etchings for a full gist of what I’m going on about!
4. Ben Aronson– when I look at this little gem- all i see are sketch strokes, abbreviations, a brilliant way of saying so much with so little. I adore the roughness, so to speak, but it all comes down to each stroke being pulled with the mind of a sketcher!
5. Camille Przewodek– When you see her work the vibrant harmonious colours can sometimes take you away from her brilliance at drawing or should I say sketching. I haven’t seen her sketch live but I must confess, she makes me feel like painting right beside her. Every juicy strokes is placed with a sketch-mentality-no wasting of time with a lot of blends and blurs-just simple placements of juicy colour with a sketchers mind.
6. Carol Marine– Here is the modern day Queen of this! If you ever want someone who is doing this almost every single day it is Carol. Her still life’s are just drawings in colour to me. The key is simplification. Sometimes all you have to do is LOOK!
7. Carolyn Anderson– Just look at all those marks! Each one looks somewhat rough, but i tell you, she didn’t do it without having a keen eye on accuracy! each of her strokes come from the heart. There is an emotional heart beat in each of them, the results are always mind-blowing!
8. C W Mundy– Although his stokes are far more “impastoed”- the same rule applies here! flicks of colour to follow form! KLook at how he uses a variety of stokes to sculpt as it were the little girls dress. This is all rooted down through years of being a good draughtsman- a sketcher!
9. David Shelvino– Here is the Prince of this! I couldn’t do this post without putting David’s work, please check his site and if possible his videos-You’ll see exactly what I;m talking about and how he pulls each strokes just as if he was sketching!
10. Derek Penix-another master at sketchy strokes. When I say sketchy strokes I don’t mean careless strokes, I mean calculated strokes that have gone through a sound thought process to work it out first in his mind before putting it on canvas! Love it!
11. Edosa Oguigo – He is the DADDY of this HOT SHOT! I don’t need to say much-The strokes speak for themselves! Almost bringing the subject to a JUMP out of the canvas. He does it with a sound understanding of sketching and how a sketchy stroke put in the right place with the right velocity and acceleration- can create reality, i mean creative reality- a pure impression!
12. Edward Seago– Look at the clouds!! Do you see in your minds eye, someone just dabbing marks carelessly? If he did that, it won’t make sense. He has carefully OBSERVED then STROKED! It’s like calligraphy , it has a beauty and design to it!
13. Frank Duveneck– Just count the strokes you can see on this face? Count them! Every stroke is measured from the heart of someone trying to abbreviate what he sees into a more economical version, a personal version, one that comes from a mind and heart of a sketcher!
14. Hans Versfelt– Just watch this painting! It’s like a living thing! what makes it living, what makes it explosive? What makes it not static? It’s all about his keen understanding about the use of strokes. Everything is taken into consideration and you can see every part of his hand.
16. Jennifer McChristian-I wish she was my sister! I could sit and watch this babe paint all day long. To understand her painting, you need to see her sketches, her life sketches-then all this will make sense!
17. John Asaro– I am not saying a WORD! just LOOK!
18. John Singer Sargent– this guy is the GAFFA! THE BOSS!! I selected a more sketchy version of his as his “finished versions” are so deceitful, you’ll think it’s all blended!
19. Juan Jr Ramirez– This guy is a steal for us today- he dissects and analyses this technique in a way no other has. LOOK AT THIS DEMO!!!!! Look at the beginning-RAW SKETCHY STROKES-YES!!! But then everything is done with the end in mind!
20. Mark Lague– I have 7 more artist but I have to stop at Mark for now and just post this!
Mark takes each stroke and makes sense out of squares!!! How does he do this! Every time he puts a square down, he is actually drawing with it, sketching with it!
I really hope you have caught the full gist of this HOT SHOT!
And if peradventure- you didn’t quite get it, just leave me a comment or drop me an email and I’ll respond.
But it’s all about thinking of SKETCHING, when you are PAINTING-and it will make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!
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