Art It Friday – Show Your Face

Hey Facers! Don’t go rushing to the bottom to link up your face just yet – I’ve had an idea!

I thought it might be fun to try something new for August, but I wanted to give you an early heads-up so that you can get your noodles thinking about it now.

During August Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}. 

For the month of August, that is four Fridays, pick someone from the Show Your Face linky to inspire one of your face shares for that week. It can be any aspect of their portrait work like how they construct their face, the materials they use, how they use colour or even how they use other elements like words or 3D objects, whatever you like. Just make sure you name them with a link to their blog (or social media gallery) in your blog post (or social media write up if you are using a gallery) and share what you were inspired by in their work.

So what is the point to Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}?

The aims are to:

  • Give us a little kick out of our comfort zones
  • Try something new
  • Surprise ourselves!
  • Extend our technique / style toolboxes
  • Share some bloggy/ social media/ gallery love! 
  • Oh and have fun of course!

Just as with the normal Show Your Face there are no rules other than the work needs to be yours! Try using a different person from the linky to inspire your work each week. It can be anyone from all the links we have shared since the start. Make sure you name them and link to them and as always please link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week.

It is optional! If you don’t want to take part, and you just want to do normal Show Your Face feel free, you can still link up your work, inspired by other linkers or not, through the August weeks.

Remember this will run in August, so you don’t have to do it now and I will keep reminding you through July, but when you hop around the blogs remember to make a note of anything that jumps out at you that you want to try in August.

Any questions then drop me a line in the comments below.

Right on with the usual Art It Friday – Show Your Face…

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’ll keep my share this week super quick.

Scribbled face in pen

I’m calling this style scribble face! She was scribbled in pen directly, I didn’t use any pencil guidelines I just went for it. It was a bit scary! But I will definitely try it again. Just wish I could get the feature perspective on a turned face right. Practise, Practise!

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.

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Kim Dellow is an artistโ€“designerโ€“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.

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  1. Julie Ann Lee

    I think this idea of 'inspired by' is brilliant! So often I've seen ideas on blogs and thought I'd like to try them and then they've been forgotten, disappeared from the sieve that is my brain these days! Now this will be an incentive to record and get down to be inspired by the other artists! I really like how you just went for it with 'scribble' face. You're right about perspective too – the hardest thing, but we have to just practise, practise and then some more! Thank you for making Fridays such creative fun! xxx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Excellent! I'm so pleased you like the idea Julie Ann ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought it might be fun to shake it up a little and get us all thinking as we hop around the links ๐Ÿ™‚ You always make my Friday shine ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Valerie ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a super weekend Kx

  2. Linda Kunsman

    great "scribbled" face Kim! I tried this not long ago and should do it more often because it does help to improve and is also very freeing. Great idea for August!

    1. Kim Dellow

      It is really freeing, you are right Linda, it was fun to do, but I did think I was going to need my pencil guidelines, but it worked ok without them! Glad you like the August idea ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

  3. Clare Lloyd

    Super scribble face and like the challenge idea for August.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Clare and I'm glad you like the August challenge idea ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fun weekend. Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Karla, so nice to see you, glad you like the scribble face! Have a lovely weekend. Kx

  4. Susana Magenheimer

    Thanks for putting this all together and the energy you put in to it ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool take on August! Your scribble face is a fun and fresh take from most of what I see out there. Nothing scary about it but then you are fierce about putting your art out there – for that in itself is inspiring <3

    1. Kim Dellow

      Massive amount of hearts to you Susana ๐Ÿ™‚ you made my heart glow with your comment, thank you! You inspire by linking up your work so we can all come and see your lovely blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a gorgeous weekend. Kx

  5. Ayala Art

    The plan for August sounds interesting!
    Beautiful sketched face!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Great! I'm glad you like the August idea and thanks for the lovely comment on my scribbled face! Have a great weekend. x

  6. Janet

    I like the scribble face. I need to try something like that to loosen up a bit. And the August plan sounds good.

    1. Kim Dellow

      It is a great loosening up exercise you are right Janet, it was quite a good letting go exercise too ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you are here again this week and that you like the August idea! Have a lovely weekend. Kx

  7. Very bold freehand strokes, Kim, it's quite fun to see what comes up, isn't it? The girl has charisma and the features doesn't always have to be right to be speaking to us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Maarit! I'm glad you like her. I did quite like doing the scribble strokes, they did feel very bold whilst doing them! Have a fab weekend. Kx

  8. denthe

    Love your scribble face! She looks as if she's listening to the Roman Amphitheatre talk ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sounds like a cool idea for August! Looking forward to what'll come out of it….

    1. Kim Dellow

      LOL! I think she is listening to those talks! Glad you like her and glad you like the idea for our August face share, it is going to be a fun experiment! Kx

  9. Giggles

    Great Idea for august Kim… it's making me think out of the box for sure!! I hope I remember!! Wonderful scribble face too! She looks like someone but I can't put my finger on it!! Thanks so much for hosting…I really do love show your face each week!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Kim Dellow

      Glad you like the idea for August and don't worry I will put out lots of reminders! I love that you love Show Your Face ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you! Kx

  10. June Walker

    I always like to see drawing over text. I haven't done it myself yet though!!

    1. Kim Dellow

      There is something about faces over text isn't there? Love it myself too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Susi, thanks! Glad you like my scribbled face ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

  11. Tiffany Hiller

    Great idea, and fantastic face. I love how your so innovative, and always have something different going on.

    1. Kim Dellow

      It makes me happy to hear you say that Tiffany, I'm so glad you enjoy popping in and sharing for Show Your face. Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Arnoldo, it was both fun and scary to do the Scribble face. Hope you have had a fun week. Kx

  12. Mona Pendleton

    Awesome sketched face Kim! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for hosting such a cool place where we can share our creativity ๐Ÿ™‚

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