Show Your Face – Head Positions

Hello amazing Facers, it is another face work sharing day and we still have the fab Head Positions prompt running, as suggested by June Walker, for anyone who wants to give it a go.

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…

I’m really glad that June suggested head positions for this month’s prompt. I haven’t really tried other views of the face than front, 3/4 or profile yet, so this prompt has given me a great excuse to push beyond my comfort zones a bit. This is very much a work in progress and just a bit of practice, I have no finished piece to show yet. I think I need more practice before I am happy to go further, but it is a start!

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 4 Comments

  1. Those are great! Head positions add so much more character, although they are trickier to do. Blessings!

  2. June Walker

    Kim, fabulous work on the head positions…which is exactly the kind of study I had in mind when I suggested it…I haven't managed to do some myself yet..isn't that always the way?

  3. denthe

    You call it just a bit of practice, I'd say the faces you created are already stunning…

  4. Julie Ann Lee

    Fantastic face art this week, Kim. Those different head positions are brilliant! I must have a go at this during the coming week if I can! xx

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