This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > The Artist > April 18 > Sketching my children

Sketching my children

Adebanji Alade urges you to make the best of every opportunity to sketch the people in your life, wherever you are – it’s how memories are made
Josh, April 2005, oil on canvas, 16╳12in (40.5╳30.5cm).

These two sketches were made in the first year of Josh (above) and Kezia (right) being born

Most families have albums of photographs that document different periods of their lives. I love photos – and the digital age has made capturing memories easier than ever – but no matter how many pictures you take, they will never provide the same connection with family members that you’ll achieve by dedicating time to sketch them. These are memories you’ll cherish in years to come. I have loads of sketches of my kids sleeping and they have been the best moments. Seeing these angels fast asleep as I sketch them, listening to them snore, breathe, gently move or even laugh and smile is priceless. If you haven’t discovered this yet, please do, you won’t regret it.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of The Artist - April 18
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - April 18
$7.99
Or 799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.69 per issue
SAVE
54%
$47.99
Or 4799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.14 per issue
SAVE
44%
$4.49
Or 449 points

View Issues

About The Artist

Welcome to our April issue, packed with inspirational how-to articles by our esteemed artist contributors and tutors. Improve your watercolour painting and colour-mixing skills with Hazel Soan, Paul Talbot-Greaves, David Howell, Judi Whitton, Julie Collins and Paul Weaver, plus learn how to make and use your own reed pen for expressive drawings with consultant editor Jason Bowyer. Enjoy Adebanji Alade's advice on how to sketch your children or grandchildren, and enter our fantastic new monthly sketching competition with great prizes every month and the chance to see your work publicised! If you haven't tried acrylics before, get started with help from Jo Quigley, and then capture the effects of sparkling light in seascapes by following Jenny Aitken's demonstration. We also include insights into how cover artist Paul Regan paints his atmospheric night scenes of urban streets, how to drive sales of your paintings in the digital domain, why you should consider using big brushes for small paintings and how drawing from the cast can be so important for your portrait painting skills. And don't forget to enter our 2018 Open Art Competition with over £17,500 worth of prizes to be won, and the chance to see your work exhibited! See pages 12-13 for full details