Art It Friday – Show Your Face

Hey Facers, it is that time again. Let’s get our share on shall we?

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, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like! 

I will kick off this week’s share with a shout out to Julie Ann Lee from Magpie Heaven. A couple of weeks or so ago I shared a little face drawing warm-up exercise with the doodling different faces in lots of boxes of colour on your page. Do you remember?

Well Julie Ann took that exercise, ran with it and made it entirely her own with this fabulous art that she shared with us on the 19th June 2015.

[Shown with kind permission of Julie Ann Lee]

Thanks Julie Ann! It is fabulous and if you haven’t already then do go and give her some blog love she has a gorgeous blog.

Right, on with this week and here is my piece. This is a pencil sketch I actually made back in April.

Show Your Face pencil portrait 3rd July 2015

I liked her so much that I then went on to use her as the basis of this watercolour that I shared with you for the 24th April’s Show Your Face. But I never actually showed the sketch that lead to her.

That’s me, what about you?

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Can’t wait to see what you have all been up to.

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.

An InLinkz Link-up

*Heart* you.

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Julie Ann Lee

    What a great sketch. It's really good when a sketch pleases you and it forms the basis of something you can develop and it's always really interesting to see works in progress and inspirational pieces of art. Thank you so very much for the shout-out, Kim. I really loved that exercise and I haven't forgotten about last week's ink dropper idea, which I'll be playing with soon, I hope! Thank you so much for inspiring us week after week at Show Your Face. It really makes my Friday! 🙂 x

    1. Kim Dellow

      No problem! I loved what you did with it 🙂 Thanks Julie Ann you are totally inspirational too! Kx

  2. Linda Kunsman

    I remember seeing Julie's page and was blown away by it! Love your sketch-those profiles are hard to get right.

  3. Tracy

    Beautiful sketch Kim, oh I am loving her mouth and nose … I`m a nose person lol … still strugling with them! Love the finished painting …. thank you so much for all the inspiration here and somewhere to enjoy my obsession with faces! Have a super weekend, hugs Tracy xoxoxo

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Tracy, I hope you had a good weekend too! Glad I could provide some space for our face obsession 🙂 Seems we aren't the only ones LOL! Kx

  4. Janet

    I like your sketch…I sometimes struggle with that 3/4 face but yours looks great.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Janet, the angles are quite hard on the 3/4 face aren't they? I'm not so happy with the shape of her mouth, it looks too flat too me and I haven't quite got the curve perspective right. But it is all good practice! K

  5. Valerie-Jael

    Love Julie's work. Nice profile from you, too. Valerie

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Valerie 🙂 Glad you like Julie's work too 🙂 Kx

  6. June Walker

    Sorry about the mix-up with the first link, KIM. Here is a link to the lemur post added to your list. You may want to remove the first link…I don't know how to do that!

    1. Kim Dellow

      All sorted June, thanks so much for popping by to link up the new link! Have a fun week. Kx

  7. Such a great clean sketch, Kim. It's always much more difficult to draw them from an angle. Love Julie's work too.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Love and hugs

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Maarit! Yeah, I just can't get the curves of the feature right but I will keep trying 🙂 Kx

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