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November 29, 2008
Meet the correspondents: LONDON > Adebanji Alade
"I love the look of a plain page spread of my sketchbook, it gets me hungry to fill it with the people I see everyday on the trains, tube and buses in London. I go through the London Transport System armed with my biro or pencil and an A6 sketchbook looking at people's faces and I get high! I love everything about the human face and going through a multicultural city like London serves me with all I need to see, feel and explore. I love sketching on location because it trains my eye and hand co-ordination, something useful for me as a figurative/portrait painter. But most of all I just enjoy the experience of sketching with the people all around me watching, peeping, making comments, getting cross, smiling and best of all asking me to send the sketches to their mail boxes for their personal use!"
• Adebanji's blog.