Show Your Face

Happy face-day! Who is up for sharing faces? Yay! Let’s DO IT!

Show Your Face!

First up the admin, nothing new if you read all of last week’s Show Your Face blog post.


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)

Feel free to let me know if you have any more themes or ideas for Show Your Face.

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…

Scribbling a face on an art journal

Back to scribble faces for me and this week I’m working on a journal page I started way back in June/July this year. I added a bit of gesso to the colour and scribbled away with a black Derwent Graphik Line painter pen.

Close up on the scribble face

It is kind of fun working on a textured page as you can’t quite predict how the pen is going to move.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace . 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 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 artistโ€“designerโ€“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 28 Comments

  1. Love your face, very powerful with the bold colours and black lines! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks Valerie, you have a good weekend too! Kx

  2. Love your face and the textured background!

  3. Hi Kim, I have a plan for this week! Not sure when it'll get down to it, but I'll be linking up some time! I love your journal page this week. That textured background is fabulous and I love the idea of how working on it creates that sense of unpredictability. xx

    1. Great, whenever you have time ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks, glad you like my face this week ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good weekend. Kx

  4. Fantastic face, very striking – love the colours…. Gill x

    1. Thanks Gill, I'm so glad you are joining us this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

    1. Thanks Clare, glad you like it and have lovely weekend. Kx

  5. This is a great face. Those lips are so powerful…isn't it amazing what "scribbles" can produce. This is wonderful Kin. And thanks for all your nice comments on my blog.

    1. Thanks Wanda, I'm really into scribbling at the moment, it hides a lot of mischief LOL! Have a great weekend. Kx

    1. Thanks Susi and Happy Facing to you too ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely face-filled weekend LOL! Kx

  6. Wonderful face Kim…great texture and colour!! Love the beautiful full lips too!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I did have fun with this one! Have a lovely rest of your weekend. Kx

  7. Love the life in the bold black "scribble" against the wonderful textured background. So powerful… My first time of joining up, and I'm really looking forward to hopping round.
    Alison xx

    1. Brilliant! I'm so glad that you have joined in this week. I can not wait to pop over and take a look. Have fun hopping around! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kx

  8. Great post. I love your face. Wonderful features. Thanks for sharing all the links too.
    Have a great Sunday

    1. Thanks Nicole and thanks for popping in! Have a fun rest of your Sunday. Kx

  9. Oops did my comment get deleted? I posted that I love the random effects produced by the texture on your page!! Random effects are cool!

  10. A wonderful journal page! Love how the face partially emerges from the beautiful background! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog! XXX Claudia

  11. I love the way you can see those background arrows coming through on the centre of the face. I'm really enjoying the way I can instantly recognize yours and a lot of the "facers" styles as soon as show your face pops up on my screen, I kind of play a game with myself to see if I can match the faces to the artist who did them, before I click on their box. I think I've got about an 80% strike rate. Quick question Kim, could you please explain how I link back to your blog, where a person can click it, and come straight to this blog, so I can write in my description click here to visit etc. And I don't think I'm hash tagging properly, because just #show is highlighted, where as I think the whole #show your face should be, can you help, thanks kim, and thanks for being a super host and innovator of show your face.

    1. Hiya Tiffany, sorry for the delay getting back to you I've been away from the t'internet on a bit of a holiday. So I'm not really sure how to do the link on Flickr. Have you tried to just pasting in the URL in the comment box, I think that is what I do on mine? Hope you have had a fun week. Kx

  12. great texture…and love the scribbliness too!

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