Art It Friday – Show Your Face

Thank Faces It’s Friday and time to 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!  

After the fun I had with scribbles last week I had originally thought I would do another scribble face for my share this week. But what actually came into being was this lady.

Face sketch in pen for #ShowYourFace

She isn’t quite scribbles more like long strokes of a pen with a bit of scribble.

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.

Don’t forget – During August Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} learn more about it from my 10th July 2015 blog post.

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. Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday.

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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.

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  1. Julie Ann Lee

    I really like the technique you used on your lady, Kim. I also like the surface you worked on. That face actually looks the kind that would appreciate poetry to me! There's something about her that looks imaginative yet strong too. She reminds me of the kind of illustrations on the covers of novels from the 'sixties – something by Margaret Drabble maybe? Thanks for the inspiration again and I must gather together some different surfaces to work on too. xxx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Julie Ann, I love that you have given her a back story. I had not thought about it but she does look imaginative and strong and to me a bit playful too! I shall go see if I can see some Margaret Drabble book covers, I'm curious now.

      She is done on a page in my junk journal and for me my junk journals are event fliers, the kind of booklets that get chucked out after the event is over. I decided to gesso around her and it worked out well I think as it almost highlights the background she was drawn on.
      Thanks 🙂 and have a lovely weekend.

  2. I love her eyes, she so beautiful, Kim. The little square is a great point of interest, is she thinking about him?

    Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Maarit, I would like to say that the little square was by design but it was all happen-stance 🙂 But it worked out well I think. You are right it does seem to add another layer of interest to the picture. Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!

  3. Giggles

    Great sketch this week….she is beautiful with great eyes! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Kim Dellow

      My pleasure! It is a great opportunity to get to know like minded arty folk like yourself so I'm glad to be hosting so that we can all share and inspire each other. Have a lovely weekend. Kx

  4. Linda Kunsman

    she is wonderful Kim! I not only like her color, but also that image of the man partially seen.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Linda, thank you 🙂 I think the man peeking into the scene has worked well, it was all a luck accident that I was drawn to draw on this page from my junk journal and not design but it does hint of a story going on between them doesn't it? 😀 Have a great weekend. Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thank you Valerie 🙂 Have a fun arty weekend. Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hi Lisa, so good to see you here, I'm glad you found us and linked up! Thanks and have a good weekend. Kx

  5. Wanda

    Hi Kim ~ I'm Wanda. and I happened on your blog through Summer of Color, Paint Friday, and love your faces. I am a self taught watercolor artist who does it for my own pleasure. I have always had a passion to paint people and faces. I done it for years and never had a place to share them. I know you are looking for new faces, which I plant do, but in the mean time can I share some of my faces from my personal collection. I've opened a new blog just for that purpose called Brushstrokes from Wanda. I have yet to make my first post. Will do that today. Let me know if it's appropriate to join your group.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Wanda, it is great to see you here and welcome! Linking up old work is totally fine, feel free to link up pieces from your back catalogue! We love to see them all 🙂 I'm glad you found us and look forward to getting to see more of your work. Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Christine! Hope you had a good weekend. Kx

  6. She is super.. I love that she is part of an altered page!
    Happy weekend!
    Thank you for hosting!
    xxx Susi

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Susi, It is my pleasure! I get to see lots of amazing faces each week, so i love hosting it! 🙂 Have a fun face-filled week 🙂 Kx

  7. Janet

    Kim, I like the face you did. I'm sorry I didn't participate this week. Just too many things going on. I hope to be back next week.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Janet, and don't worry, #ShowYourFace is a pressure free zone! Join in when you can, no problem 🙂 Have a good week. Kx

  8. I find it interesting the way you incorporated the photograph into the portrait. If I were to interpret the meaning of this, it may be that his name is your words often. Blessings!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Nice! Thank you Arnoldo, I love your take on the man in the corner of her face, it works well. Hope you had a good weekend. Kx

  9. kassa

    I've joined in the fun (thanks to spying Julie Lee's beautiful art and her telling the world about the fun over here:-)))
    My face I've shared this week is my 1st attempt – she's a little bit allover the place but it was a quick do lol followed by colouring for hours in the early hours
    Loooooove spying at all the beautiful faces and Kim I looooove your strokes and scribbles – although my share this week is not my 'usual doodle stylee lol' – MWAH xoxo

    1. Kim Dellow

      It is fantastic to see you! Wow this is your first face! Amazing, she is fantastic. I love it and I love that you have been inspired by Julie Ann to come and link up to #ShowYourface, do hope you will keep on coming to join in, it's a very friendly group as you can see and lots of amazing talent. I am glad to have you on board! Thank you. Have a fun week. Kx

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