Would you believe it? It is Friday again and that means… it is Show Your Face Time! I know! I can’t believe it either.
For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.
Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.
Finished pieces or works in progress are all welcome so come join in and spread the word on your blog/ social media outlets.
I shall kick off the share this week with a work in progress, it is an unfinished journaling page using acrylic and watercolours.
But the face was done as a sketch with pencil on Layout Paper.
Layout paper is great, it isn’t quite tissue paper and it isn’t quite copy paper but somewhere in between. It is an artist quality thin paper, 45 gsm (31 lb), mostly designed to use with layering up ideas and working out layouts, hence the name.
I love it as for its wonderful semi-transparent quality and if you layer it on strips of book page for example you get the book page just about showing through.
I’ve got as far as sticking her to the painted background but I just wasn’t feeling it, do you know what I mean? So she has gone into the work in progress pile until more inspiration strikes.
Over To You…
You know what you need to do! Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media.
Catch you later Face-Artinators!
ps. Some other places you might want to link your work to: Art journal pages link up with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Art Journal Everyday post. Paint work link it up at Paint Party Friday. For items using something Old, New and Digital then go link it up on the Old, New and Digital Too challenge.