Show Your Face

Hello lovely Facers, how are you this week? Hope you have been making lots of faces! Ready to share them?

First up the admin…


  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)
  • Head Positions – May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces – July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min – or less if you dare! – and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands – September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).

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 #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven’t used the prompt.

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…

Back to Illustrative faces this week and one from my junk journal done with a ballpoint pen and blocked out from the page with Gesso.

I haven’t done a side profile for a while so thought I would give it a go this week.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFaceFriday. 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: Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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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 6 Comments

  1. Julie Ann Lee

    Great profile, Kim! I used to do a lot of sketching in ball point. You've inspired me to do some more. I'm out and about today so I'll take a little sketch book and doodle some faces, I think!

  2. Hazel Agnew

    Will try this, never done a side profile except for doodling by the phone….ballpoint too, no hiding place with that! Xx

  3. pearshapedcrafting

    Great profile! I used to doodle my way through boring meetings using ballpoint pens – maybe I should try again(without the boring meetings now I'm retired!) Chrisx

  4. Giggles

    Fabulous profile… love the way you used print too!! Thanks for hosting too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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