Show Your Face – Head Positions

May has arrived and with it a prompt for anyone who wants to use it. This prompt is ‘Head Positions’ and has been suggested by June Walker, thanks for the suggestion June, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s take the prompt if they decide to use it.

Shall we share again this week?

First up the admin…


  • 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).

Remember all are optional prompts, you don’t have to use them, they are there if you fancy playing, if not just link up your usual work as normal.

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…

Another piece from my class this week and this one was done from the same live model as last week’s work. I’ve done the whole portrait using charcoal, which was a fun new experience for me!

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 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 5 Comments

  1. kartenkunst

    That is amazing! Even would my life depend on that, I am no way able to draw anything what is close to a figur, and I have tried enough. I used to use charcoal in my early days and I loved it. That is so versatile. Didn't use it since about 40 years though as I am into other stuff now.
    Show us more of that!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Kartenkunst, I am glad you like it. Charcoal is something I want to use more of as I always like the way it looks but I haven't had much experience of using it. It was fun to give it a go and push myself out of my comfort zone!

  2. Kate Robertson

    Love the charcoal portrait that you did. It's very expressive. I especially like that you can't see her eyes, very nice,

    1. Kim Dellow

      Thanks Kate, I am so glad you like it and thanks for linking up this week.

  3. Giggles

    So impressive and one of my very favourites of yours! Wow I love her… the positioning of her body the whole piece is amazing!! LOVE IT! Thanks again for hosting!

    Hugs Giggles

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