Show Your Face Inspired By June Walker

Hey Facers, I hope you have had a good week. I’ve been up against some tough deadlines this week so I’ve not yet managed to get around everyone’s links from last week yet, so a MASSIVE SORRY and I hope to get around them soon.

So don’t forget we are in August so we are doing Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME OF A FELLOW SHOW YOUR FACER}. If you need more information then please hop back to last week’s post.

Please make sure that:

  • The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  • You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  • You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.

Don’t forget it is optional!

This is a no pressure linky so please feel free to carry on with your normal #ShowYourFace share if you haven’t been able to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. It is just a bit of fun and if you have enjoyed it we will no doubt do it, or something similar, again.

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!

Looking For The Blog Button?
If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.

So my share for Show Your Face Inspired By is inspired by June Walker.

A multicoloured face inspired by June Walker

I love the way June uses colour in here faces. I love the way she uses hot and cold colours and how, for me, they seem to show light and shade. So I thought I would have a bit of a colour play in my art journal with my face this week. I’ve used Derwent Intense pencils but I’ve left the colours pretty loose and played with major shapes.

Close up of a face sketch inspired by June Walker

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy 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.

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. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.

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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 26 Comments

  1. Giggles

    Love your face….I almost did June too…I love her faces…those characters are the best! Great colours!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Kim Dellow

      LOL! June's mulit-coloured faces would totally suit your style with all your gorgeous colours you use on your projects too! 🙂 Kx

  2. Tiffany Hiller

    Very bold and colourful , my page is inspired by you this week Kim, from the selfie art you did.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Tiffany, I can't wait to see it, I shall be hopping on over later today! Kx

  3. June Walker

    Hi Kim. I love your colourful face. It was fun to see someone else's take on this style. I've never used inktense for these female faces…its very effective and I may try that medium sometime. I haven't managed to do one in another of the facers style… so far. Rather a lot on my plate. But its early days. Cheers.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks June, I love your faces and it was fun to use colours in a similar way to how you use them. Thanks for being my inspiration this week and hope you get a chance to play along with Inspired By this month, but easy come, easy go, if you don't, don't worry about it! Kx

  4. Susana Magenheimer

    Love your take on June's style I plan to try her style next though had no time to get it up for Friday will try later then – Your representation is cool love how you used the color block style 😀

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Susana, it is definitely a fun style to try out! It made me look at my face in a whole different way, much like doing the small art you inspired last week. Fun! Hope you get time to give it a go 🙂 Kx

  5. Beautiful take on June's style, love the doodle hair and the transparent watercolours that give life to the face. Happy Friday, sweetie!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Maarit, It was lots of fun to do! 🙂 Hope you have had a good week. x

  6. Janet

    Great! June's work is so inspiring. You did a wonderful interpretation of her faces.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Janet, it was super fun, so many colours to play with on a single face, you can get a bit lost! LOL! Kx

  7. Suz

    I love all the colors and the look on your face! Hey, life happens. Don't worry about coming to my blog ever! Ok? Everyone here inspires me weekly!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Ahh that is so good! We have got a lovely and talent group of facers haven't we? Loads of inspiration! Thanks for being so understanding 🙂 Hoping to get to everyone's blogs on time this week LOL!

  8. denthe

    Love your take on June's work! I hope next week I'll get the chance to use one of the other artists as inspiration. Bit busy with market commitments at the moment ….

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks! It was super-fun to have a go at and it really did make me look at the face in a different way. Hope you have had a chance to have a go at Inspired By but don't worry if you don't get the time, I have a feeling we will do it again in the future.

  9. Wanda

    Oh this is very nice. I hope to use one of the artist next week as I'm just beginning my Art Journal Journey.

    1. Kim Dellow

      That will be great Wanda! I am so looking forward to seeing your art journal playing. Hope you are enjoying your new project! Kx

  10. Julie Ann Lee

    I've been really impressed by June's work since I started linking up with Show Your Face. You have really 'rocked' her style too! Love this, Kim – wonderful colour play! Life's busy, but I'm going to try to visit as many blogs as I can in the coming week! x

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Julie Ann, hope you are doing ok and getting some time to art. Glad you like my take on June's wonderfully colourful style. It was great fun to try out! Kx

  11. froebelsternchen Susi

    I love this colorful face Kim! Great! Thank you for guiding to Art Journal Journey as well!
    And thank you for hosting this face challenge – it's a great fun and fab to visit other face enthusiasts!

    1. Kim Dellow

      No problems Susi, I'm happy to link up to AJJ, I'm sure many of the Facers already link-up but you never know it might introduce a new member! Kx

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