Show Your Face Inspired By Lee Krek, Julie Ann Lee, Froebelsternchen Susi and Valerie-Jael

Let’s Face it! It’s Friday! So come on then Show Your Face!

Hey Facers *wave*, hope you have had some wonderfully creative weeks. I have got to say I am totally blown away by all your links they just blow my mind, so keep up the good work!

Now 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 want to know why we are doing it then checkout my post from 7th August 2015 for more information.

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.

My Share This Week…

This week I’ve take some inspiration from a lots of lovely facers and mixed it all together to make my #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy share.

Kim Dellow A profile of a female face

For the style of the women I’ve been inspired by Lee Krek from All About Art And Me. I love the style of her sketched people with their wonderful patterned clothes, I wish I could capture her style better as it always makes me smile. I also love how she does her shading too, so I added a little bit of that in my portrait this week, but I’m not really sure it shows up in the photo.

I’ve drawn my portrait with a black Derwent Graphik Line Painter on an old book page, gessoed into my junk art journal. I love sketches on book pages and Julie Ann Lee from Magpieheaven always uses book pages so beautifully when she uses them in her work, so I was inspired to add a bit of book page behind my face by Julie Ann.

Kim Dellow profile of a women close up

Then the time theme, and I think a bit of the background colouring and use of watercolour, are influenced by watching the #ShowYourFace work this month from Susi from Froebelsternchen and Valerie-Jael from Bastelmania who also jointly run the challenge blog Art Journal Journey.

So that’s me this week and who has been inspiring me, in a portrait nutshell, now…

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 25 Comments

  1. Valerie-Jael

    Love your mixed face inspiration this week, dramatic and fun.. It looks big enough to add to 'Time' at AJJ this week, how about it?? Happy Friday, Face Day and whatever day, Valerie
    Thanks for putting on the link from AJJ, too! Much appreciated.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Valerie, I've just gone and linked it up 🙂 Happy Friday to you too! Kx

    2. Valerie-Jael

      Thanks Kim, much appreciated, glad to have you with us at Art Journal Journey this time! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Dianne

    A strong woman and stunning piece of art…love the pattern of clothing and words in her hair!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Dianne, it is great to see you here, glad you like my #ShowYourFace share this week. Kx

  3. Wanda

    We don't often see or draw profiles…. I love this one, and the distinct features. I wonder how many of us don't like our profiles?? This is a really nice piece.

    1. Kim Dellow

      You are right Wanda, I'm not that fond of my own profile LOL! Glad you like my #ShowYourFace share this week. Kx

  4. froebelsternchen Susi

    Oh I feel honored Kim! Thank you very much !
    Your profile face is terrific!
    So much fun to join the weekly SHOW YOUR FACE GANG
    made some new friends and met old ones as well!
    Thank you for hosting Kim and a BIG Thank YOU for being with us at Art Journal Journey!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Aww thanks Susi, I am really glad you enjoy linking up to #ShowYourFace, I am so happy you are here! I'm also glad I made something the right size this week so that I could share it on Art Journal Journey 🙂 🙂 LOL! Kx

  5. Giggles

    I love Lees work too she is very inspiring with such a wonderful style of her own!! Love Susi and Valerie as well!!

    Thanks for hosting this amazing challenge!! I love it!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Giggles, it was fun using a little bit from all my inspirations this week! So glad you like and keep on joining #ShowYourFace, I am really happy you are here! Hope you have a lovely week. Kx

  6. Meggymay

    A fantastic expressive face, she seems a strong woman . The quote you added is so true.

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Yvonne, I'm glad you like her. You are right, she does look strong doesn't she? Thanks for popping in to #ShowYourFace this week. Kx

  7. leekrek

    what a compliment, thank you very much…..I also love the others styles as well as yours.


    1. Kim Dellow

      Hey Lee, Thank you for all the lovely work you do, I love seeing it pop up in my instagram feed and then when you link it up on #ShowYourFace too. Your style is wonderful! Kx

  8. JillGA

    Don't you just love book pages and paint? And when you add a stylish girl to it…well, it is just gets even more fabulous! 🙂

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks! I do love a bit of book page, you are right, it does add something to the page. 🙂 Kx

  9. Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA

    I love the highly stylized feel of this portrait, and the way you incorporated the text into it. Blessings!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Arnoldo, so glad you like my #ShowYourFace share this week. Hope you had a nice and creative weekend. Kx

  10. Julie Ann Lee

    I am so honoured to be part of your inspiration this week, Kim, and I really admire the other artists who inspired you too! Sorry I'm so late linking up again! I love this profile. She looks stunning and the book text is just perfect with her! I also love the words along her hair. She certainly looks like she is going to wade in and get on with life and no nonsense! Thank you again for the mention and for all you do for us on this fabulous blog! xx

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Julie Ann, I wanted to make a little house or a peg doll but I just ran out of time, so I went for one of your fab book page looks instead! Please don't feel you are late, you are never late! Time is meaningless LOL! Oh I think that might have to be another portrait theme LOL! Have a good week. Kx

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