Show Your Face Inspired By Kissinia

Hey Facers, it is the last Friday of August so your last chance to have a go at Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME OF A FELLOW SHOW YOUR FACER}.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to join in, it is not a problem you can still link up your faces as normal whether they were inspired by or not!

Remember to 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!

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.

My Share This Week…

This week I’ve taken my inspiration from Kissinia from Blue Birdie

A study of faces on a train

I love watching Kissinia’s art journey on her blog and via Instagram, she has a creative vision of the world that I just adore. So for my #ShowYourFace this week I went for one of her people studies from January this year and did a loosely sketched study of people’s faces on a train done with Derwent Graphik Line marker and watercolour. 

The first thing I notice when doing this is that you don’t see people’s eyes, they are looking down, reading, looking at their phones and doing everything they can to avoid eye contact, well at least that is the case on the tube in London.

Ok that is me this week…

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. 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 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 23 Comments

  1. Tiffany Hiller

    Great sketch Kim, I think your so brave sketching on the train, I couldn't do it, not in public, too self conscious, not you. You even get the sewing machine out, lol.

    1. Kim Dellow

      I try not to draw too much attention to myself LOL! It does kind of help when people don't really look! Sometimes I do it from pictures, so I might take a little photo and use that as a base to sketch from for my own fun. Glad you like the picture of me with my sewing machine on the tube LOL! That was fun to do 🙂 Kx

  2. Julie Ann Lee

    I love that you sketched real people on a train! Like Tiffany, I think that takes courage! I would love to do this, but I don't think I could manage it without being obvious – squinting at my fellow passengers and so on! How many of us, though, have seen fascinating characters on the tube and wondered what their story might be? xx

    1. Kim Dellow

      'Coz I'm not trying to make it perfect and just trying to capture a moment nobody really notices, or if they do they don't let on. I try not to be over stare-y 'coz that would make me feel uncomfortable and them too! The other trick, as I was telling Tiffany, is to use a photo just for quick studies for practice. Love the fact that you are wondering what their stories are! Wonderful! Kx

    2. Kim Dellow

      Oh and the other trick is to pick people who are more of a distance from me, you can do the starring into the middle distance without people getting too twitchy! 🙂 Kx

  3. Valerie-Jael

    Love what you made, so lively and interesting! Valerie

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Valerie! Have a lovely weekend. Kx

  4. Linda Kunsman

    wonderful sketches Kim! Your guys look fab-I've ben afraid to try the male face…thanks for your inspiration!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Linda, I'm trying to practice both men and women just to expand my range! 🙂 Kx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Rose 🙂 Have a lovely weekend. Kx

  5. Susana Magenheimer

    I love how you see things and how they come across 🙂
    Great style with the people on the train <3

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Susana 🙂 I'm always trying. So very trying some might say LOL! Have a super weekend. Kx

  6. froebelsternchen Susi

    fabulous sketches Kim!
    I tried this once I was on a train to Vienna with my daughter..we had so much fun ..but my sketches were horrible.
    Thank you for hosting !

  7. Suz

    I love your sketches! It is so much easier to do them with the eyes down cast or looking to the side! I never really thought about it. Here people stare and want to talk to you lol.

  8. Dianne

    observing people in order to be able to draw them is quite different…more intense I think. You
    are right about the eye contact! great sketches!

  9. Ooooh, I like them so, the faces are alive, you can see their characters, I adore the composition and the loose lines. A very brave study with live models Kim!

  10. denthe

    I would freak out having to draw on a train …. I never draw in public, unless I'm sure no one can see me. I love these figures, and how interesting that not one shows their eyes. Lovely loose sketches!

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