Show Your Face

Watcha Facers! Are you ready to share your face this week?

Great! But before you do I’ve put together the schedule for Show Your Face for the next few months. Thanks to everyone who left their comments, votes and ideas on what you wanted to get from Show Your Face.

Schedule: Show Your Face…

In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)

Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)

Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

Remember it is all optional play. The theme will run for a month and you can use the prompt on every link up that month, a couple of link-ups, or none and just link up a non-theme related face, totally up to you.

Why Every Other Month?

To keep it all relaxed and no pressure. The themes are there to nudge us out of our comfort zone, to give us a prompt to examine something we might not usually do, then give us the time to process what we have learnt through our usual art practises.

Ok, New Week, New Show Your Face Share.

Don’t forget:

  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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…

Eye sketching practise in pencil

It has been a busy old week again this week and I haven’t had time or the mojo for a full face unfortunately so I went for a bit of eye sketching practice instead.

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.

Feel free to send me more ideas and themes you would like to study for Show Your Face.

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 window theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Don’t forget Ayala Art’s Sept 2015 29 Faces.

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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.


    • 24 September 2015 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks Susi, hope you had a good week. Kx

  1. 18 September 2015 / 9:58 am

    Love the different kinds of eyes! Preparing for January ? 😉

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:07 pm

      LOL! Thought I would get some practice in early for the eye theme month 🙂 Kx

  2. 18 September 2015 / 10:14 am

    Love these different eyes, Kim. The schedule sounds really great! It's a truly fabulous way to inspire us and get us out of those comfort zones and trying something new! I can't wait! xx

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks Julie Ann, trying my best to get us all working hard LOL! 🙂 Kx

  3. 18 September 2015 / 11:29 am

    nice eyes-I should be doing more of that:) Looking forward to the themes Kim!

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Linda! I'm looking forward to the themes too 🙂 Kx

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Valerie 🙂 Hope you had a good week. Kx

  4. 18 September 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Lots of lovely faces already… I'm on the verge of coming to play – have to screw my courage to the sticking place!
    Alison xx

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:11 pm

      Oh you must, you must! Come and play Alison. I bet you will surprise yourself 🙂 Hope you will join in soon! Kx

  5. 18 September 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Beautiful eyes. I must try doing some studies of bits of the face…eyes ears and so on. Also heads in various positions.

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks June. Ahh yes head positions that is fun one! That will definitely be a Show Your Face Focus On theme in the coming months 🙂 Kx

  6. 18 September 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Hi Kim love your eye study very cool looks 😀
    Thanks for the love and inclusion in your themes <3
    Huge Art Hugs!!!

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks Susana 🙂 Your idea had to go in there and I've got an early start with my eye practice LOL! Kx

  7. 18 September 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Very beautiful eyes, Kim, and a very interesting schedule. I so like the idea to get a bit out of the comfort zone.

    Love and hugs

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks Maarit and glad you like the schedule. I'm looking forward to pushing myself out of my comfort zone too! Kx

  8. 18 September 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Kim your eyes are so real. So many times, I fill up the entire eye with the pupil….but you've show in two ways how real your eyes look. first the actual shape, and then not filling the entire eye from top to bottom and last….I love your squares of light. I'm learning so much from you. Thanks.

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:17 pm

      Ahh thanks Wanda. I'm fine when I do an eye on its own, the problems start happening when I try to do them in a face. Then the proportions all get a bit haywire LOL! I'm hoping that the more I practice them on the their own it might be like a muscle memory when I come to do them in a face. Kx

  9. 18 September 2015 / 6:49 pm

    You did some great eyes. Again this week I don't have a face to share but I mentioned your Show Your Face on my blog anyway.

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Ahh thanks Janet, you are a super star! Thank you for linking again. 🙂 Kx

  10. 18 September 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Wonderful eyes Kim and thank you so much for inspiring us with all your organization of monthly prompts. What a joyful welcome it is at your blog! Thank you for hosting in such a gracious way! I love it here!

    Hugs Giggles

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Ahh thank you! I thought if I get the schedule up it gives us all loads of time to have a practice and a think. But knowing me I will still leave it all to the last minute! Kx

  11. 19 September 2015 / 6:52 am

    Loving your Eyes Kim, and the collection of ideas. Also like the idea of being inspired by an artists life as per your message last week. I am so loving this Friday challenge xx

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Great Debs, your idea has gone on the list 🙂 Thank you 🙂 Kx

  12. 19 September 2015 / 11:06 pm

    Your eyes are wonderful!

  13. 21 September 2015 / 1:21 am

    Great sketches of eyes. Thanks for hosting this link up.

  14. 21 September 2015 / 3:13 am

    Lovely soft eyes…wonderful shading and shapes!

    • 24 September 2015 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks Dianne, glad you like them 🙂 Kx

  15. 26 September 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Aw, such a shame I missed the opportunity to link up to your wonderful community this month! Great projects, great community, great, great inspiration! Wow!

    Claudia x

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