I’ve been well and truly bitten by the painting faces bug! It surprises me as I never thought I would be drawn (no pun intended) to portraiture as I’ve pretty much avoided it up to now, even though it is a massive trend in the mixed media world as you know. I’ve never been good with faces and have appalling face blindness that has lead to some squirmingly embarrassing moments I can tell you! But all of a sudden portraiture fascinates me.
Last week I shared with you my first attempt at painting a face and boosted by the fact that it didn’t turn out nearly half as bad as I thought it would I gave it another go and I’ld like to share the results with you today.
The first portrait to share is another go at realistic faces.
I didn’t start with a drawing this time, I just painted. I got a little lost around the eyes and nose but overall I’m happy with the attempt. He was painted with Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints using Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Titanium White and Dioxazine Purple.
The next attempt was a go at a whimsical face.
I was aiming for a sad face with a bit of cute character but I don’t think I quite got it. So more work needed here too!
So they are my arty shares for the week.
Now over to you!
Do you fancy joining in on this portraiture journey? I’ve got a linky below so link up your face paintings, drawings etc.
It can be any type of face, realistic, stylised, whimisical and you can use any materials you like, pencil, paint, pastels etc., just as long as it is your own work, i.e not a commercially available stencil or stamp.
Don’t forget to link directly to the blog post or picture in your gallery!
What do you reckon? Are you up to for it? I do hopes so! Let’s have some face fun! Meet you here next Friday for some more.
Catch you later Face-Artinators!