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Art It Friday – Show Your Face

 

If you are looking for the paper-pieced photo how-to click here to jump right to it!

 

Hey, hey, hey Facers! We are here again, another Friday Portrait share for the week and I’ve got a fun one for you today (well, I think it is fun, whether you do or not is, well, up to you!).

Before we get going, let’s do the admin stuff:

1. August Is Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}.
Next week is the first Friday of August and anyone who wants to join in the Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} can do. All the info you need is in my Show Your Face blog post from 10th July. Briefly, it is to make some face art inspired by one (or more if you like) of the other sharers from our #ShowYourFace community.

It is optional, you don’t have to do an ‘inspired by’ face but it is a great way to stretch ourselves, don’t you think? So do have a go at least once in August if not the whole of August! But if you don’t want to play, then just carry on as normal Show Your Face.

2. Blog Button
We have a blog button now! Woop! Woop! Anyone who wants to wear it on their blog with pride can grab the HTML code from below the blog button here:

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<div class=”kim-dellow-button” >
<a href=”http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/search/label/Show%20Your%20Face” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>
<img src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m4gbOaqIOA8/VbDAKMb-ibI/AAAAAAAATcM/Stn201EJlZc/s512-Ic42/KimDellowShowYourFace.jpg” alt=”Kim Dellow” />
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</div>

To Install It:
On WordPress.com:

  • Select all the grab code in the box below the button image above and copy.
  • Go to your WP-admin and in the dashboard click ‘Appearance’ then ‘widgets’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Find the ‘Text’ widget in the ‘Available Widget’ list and drag it up to ‘Main Sidebar’ area or whichever area you want to place it.
  • Paste the Grab code for the blog button into the body of the text widget box, give it a title if you want (optional), and press ‘save’.

I’m assuming it is similar if you are using a self-hosted wordpress (wordpress.org) but I don’t have a self-hosted version so can’t check. Please let me know if it is different!

On Blogger:

  • Select all the grab code in the box below the button image above and copy.
  • Go to the design area of your Blogger blog and select ‘Layout’.
  • Choose ‘Add A Gadget’ in the Sidebar section or whichever section you want to place it, then pick ‘HTML/JavaScript’ from the pop-up Gadget list.
  • Paste the Grab code for the blog button into the ‘Content’ area of the gadget, give it a title if you want (optional), and press ‘Save’

Yay! Blog Button! On blog! Hopefully!

PS. I take no responsibility for messing up your blog if it doesn’t work! Eek! Hey, relax – it will be OK!

3. New Here? Never Fear!
For anyone new here, this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.

Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.

Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like!

And remember for August we are doing Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} for those who want to play along.

Admin Over – Let’s Get On With The Share!

Really I should have done a quick share this week as the post is quickly turning into a bit of a mountain. But true to Kimberley (that’s me btw) form, I’ve decided to share a process blog post today for a bit of fun.

 

Paper-Pieced Photo How-To

I shall try to keep it quick – feel free to ask any questions if any bit is unclear.

My face share this week looks far more complex than it actually is.

Collage Selfie made from Studio Calico papers

 

It is a paper collage selfie made up from bits of patterned paper and it is super simple to do and surprisingly, or at least for me, still resembles the original model, which as it was a selfie was in fact me.

 

If you want to have a go at this you will need:
A photo of a face
Photo-editing software like Photoshop Elements or similar (I’m guessing that the free online photo-editing software PicMonkey can do this too but I’ve not had a go yet.)
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
Craft knife, I used a swivel knife
Cutting board
Patterned paper
Glue

 

 

Step 1 – Open Your Head Shot

 

A selfie in Photoshop Elements

Open up your head shot. It doesn’t have to be perfect, obviously you are perfect, but the photo doesn’t have to be!

 

 

Step 2 – Change The Colour

 

Changing the colours of a selfie in Photoshop Elements

 

Change the colour of the photo according to the light and shade areas. You can do this different ways and it depends on the software you are using. I did it in Photoshop Elements by first making a copy layer of the photograph then using the Hard Mix option from the drop-down menu in the layers palette.

(I am totally happy to walk you through this if you are lost, so do shout if I’m being too jargony!).

 

 

Step 3 – Trace The Face

 

Trace the face from the photo

 

You can print out your photograph or if you are impatient, like me, take a soft pencil and just trace the image directly from the screen (assuming you don’t have a touchscreen computer that is!). DON’T PRESS HARD! You don’t want to mess up your screen do you? Now, using the stylised photograph from Step 2 as reference, pick out the papers you want to use for each layer.

I decided to used red where there were black tones and teal for the red, yellow and white areas of the photograph but you can go with whatever you want, I mean that is the fun part, right?

 

 

Step 4 – Transfer Each Layer

 

Transfer the image to the back of the patterned paper

 

So switch off your head from seeing an image of a face and start thinking pattern and layers – the colours from the stylised picture in Step 2 should help, or if you are using a black and white photo then the gradients of grey will help.

Transfer the traced image onto the back of your paper but only the important parts for the paper, So for the red paper, which was representing the black area of the photo in Step 2, I just did the outline of the head and the pupils of the eyes. For the dark teal paper, which was representing the red areas in the photo, I just transferred the outline of the face and the shadow under the nose, under the cheekbone and the lips.

 

 

Continue until you have each layer transferred to the back of the patterned paper.

 

 

Step 5 – Cut It Out

 

 

Cut out the pieces and start building them up into the picture. There will be some small bits so if you think you might lose them then put them into a spare envelope as you work. It does not have to be super accurate.

 

 

Step 6 – Jigsaw Puzzle Time!

 

Sticking the face piece together

 

Remember the tracing paper from Step 3? Well it makes the perfect map to help you glue your cut-out paper pieces in the correct places. Layer the tracing paper over the top and flip it on and off as you place the cut-out pieces.

There you have it, a patterned paper collage selfie and my Show Your Face share this week.

 

Patterned Paper collage Selfie

 

Hey, put it in a frame and it would make a fun version of your family portraits for your home, wouldn’t it? Right, I’m off to do one of David to put on our Kitchen Gallery wall we are slowly adding to!

So it was a long time getting here but…

 

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Don’t forget: during August, Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}. Learn more about it from my 10th July 2015 blog post.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

PS. Some other places you might want to link your work to: Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday.

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Guess what day it is? Yep! It is Faceday and I was thinking we have been doing this since around April so it is about time that we had a blog badge, what do you think?

Well, here it is, please feel free to grab the code from the box under the badge to put it on your blog to tell the world you are sharing your face with a group of like minded folk:

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It links straight back to the Show Your Face posts so that you can find them easily.

Right, who is up for a Face share?

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s. 


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like!  

I’m sharing another sketch this week, I seem to be stuck in face-sketch-mode at the moment but I’m really enjoying them.

Kim Dellow Show Your Face sketch 23rd July 2015

She is sketched in a white pen, a Signo Uni-ball, on a painted black page from my junk journal.

So that is my share for the week, now…

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Don’t forget – During August Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} learn more about it from my 10th July 2015 blog post.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

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.

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Thank Faces It’s Friday and time to Show Your Face!

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s. 


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like!  

After the fun I had with scribbles last week I had originally thought I would do another scribble face for my share this week. But what actually came into being was this lady.

Face sketch in pen for #ShowYourFace

She isn’t quite scribbles more like long strokes of a pen with a bit of scribble.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Don’t forget – During August Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name} learn more about it from my 10th July 2015 blog post.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

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.

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Hey Facers! Don’t go rushing to the bottom to link up your face just yet – I’ve had an idea!

I thought it might be fun to try something new for August, but I wanted to give you an early heads-up so that you can get your noodles thinking about it now.

During August Art It Friday – Show Your Face will become Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}. 

For the month of August, that is four Fridays, pick someone from the Show Your Face linky to inspire one of your face shares for that week. It can be any aspect of their portrait work like how they construct their face, the materials they use, how they use colour or even how they use other elements like words or 3D objects, whatever you like. Just make sure you name them with a link to their blog (or social media gallery) in your blog post (or social media write up if you are using a gallery) and share what you were inspired by in their work.

So what is the point to Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}?

The aims are to:

  • Give us a little kick out of our comfort zones
  • Try something new
  • Surprise ourselves!
  • Extend our technique / style toolboxes
  • Share some bloggy/ social media/ gallery love! 
  • Oh and have fun of course!

Rules?
Just as with the normal Show Your Face there are no rules other than the work needs to be yours! Try using a different person from the linky to inspire your work each week. It can be anyone from all the links we have shared since the start. Make sure you name them and link to them and as always please link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week.

It is optional! If you don’t want to take part, and you just want to do normal Show Your Face feel free, you can still link up your work, inspired by other linkers or not, through the August weeks.

Remember this will run in August, so you don’t have to do it now and I will keep reminding you through July, but when you hop around the blogs remember to make a note of anything that jumps out at you that you want to try in August.

Any questions then drop me a line in the comments below.

Right on with the usual Art It Friday – Show Your Face…

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing. 


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like! 

I’ll keep my share this week super quick.

Scribbled face in pen

I’m calling this style scribble face! She was scribbled in pen directly, I didn’t use any pencil guidelines I just went for it. It was a bit scary! But I will definitely try it again. Just wish I could get the feature perspective on a turned face right. Practise, Practise!

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here. Can’t wait to see what you have all been up to.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

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.

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Hey Facers, it is that time again. Let’s get our share on shall we?

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.  


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.  


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like! 

I will kick off this week’s share with a shout out to Julie Ann Lee from Magpie Heaven. A couple of weeks or so ago I shared a little face drawing warm-up exercise with the doodling different faces in lots of boxes of colour on your page. Do you remember?

Well Julie Ann took that exercise, ran with it and made it entirely her own with this fabulous art that she shared with us on the 19th June 2015.

[Shown with kind permission of Julie Ann Lee]

Thanks Julie Ann! It is fabulous and if you haven’t already then do go and give her some blog love she has a gorgeous blog.

Right, on with this week and here is my piece. This is a pencil sketch I actually made back in April.

Show Your Face pencil portrait 3rd July 2015

I liked her so much that I then went on to use her as the basis of this watercolour that I shared with you for the 24th April’s Show Your Face. But I never actually showed the sketch that lead to her.

That’s me, what about you?

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Can’t wait to see what you have all been up to.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

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.




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Hey Amazing Facers, it is Friday and time to #ShowYourFace!

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing. 


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s. 


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like! 

Did any of you guys take up the 50% offer with Craftsy last week? If you did I hope you are enjoying the course.

This week I’m back to doodling again. I’m having a major clear up of my workspace and I just grabbed what I had to hand, an old monoprint and a white ink dropper.

Doodling faces with an ink dropper

‘Ok,’ I thought, ‘let’s see if I can make some faces with that. Yeah pretty doodly! But hey still fun.

So what have you been up to with your face this week?

I’m loving the addition of some animal faces in the share. If you missed them then check out Arnoldo L. Romero from A.L. Romero Art and Design with his link from last week and Jeanet from Creating A Fairly Fabulous Life from a couple of weeks ago.

Over To You… 

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them.

Catch you later Face-Artinators

Kim

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. Paint work link it up at Paint Party Friday.

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Art It Friday – Show Your Face With A Surprise From Craftsy

Hey Gorgeous Facers – before you go rushing off to link your face at the bottom of this post, I have a little surprise for you! So read on.

First, let’s get the reason why we are here sorted:

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing.    


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy, then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s.    


Finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome, so come join in and spread the word on your blog/social media outlets. Use hashtag #ShowYourFace if you like!  

Surprise!
OK, that’s done, now for the surprise: I’m an affiliate with Craftsy (and yes, I have some affiliate links in this post but I think you are going to like it!). If you don’t know Craftsy, it is an online learning resource and they are offering you, my facers:

50% off the Simple Techniques for Better Portraits taught by Alisha Dall’Osto.

No code needed just click through using this link or the one above to get this class for £9.50 ($14.99) instead of £19.00 ($29.99). The discount is valid until 6.59 am BST (11.59 pm MT) Friday 26th June 2015.

Cool, right?

If you haven’t got a Craftsy account, it is free to join and there are even some free classes you can try out too.

I’m in the middle of this class myself, which is why I thought you guys might appreciate it. I’ve been really enjoying it, so I hope you do too and find it useful.

A study of facial features in my art journal

That brings me neatly to my Show Your Face share for this week. I’m watching the chapter on Mass, Proportion and Features, which is lesson 2 in the course, and it breaks down the facial features into easy shapes, so that is what I’ve been practising this week.

I think I’m finding the nose the hardest to do, but eyes are fun to do aren’t they? Practise, Practise, Practise!

Which reminds me, did you have fun with my little warm-up exercise from last week? How did you get on with it?

Over To You… Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them.

Catch you later Face-Artinators and hope you enjoy the 50% off the Simple Techniques for Better Portraits. Massive thanks to Craftsy for this fab offer!

Kim

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. I do use affiliate links to help me run this blog but only for things I use or think you will love. If you want to know more, please do check my Disclaimer and Disclosure page

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Would you believe it? It is Friday again and that means… it is Show Your Face Time! I know! I can’t believe it either.

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing. 


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s. 


Finished pieces or works in progress are all welcome so come join in and spread the word on your blog/ social media outlets.




I shall kick off the share this week with a work in progress, it is an unfinished journaling page using acrylic and watercolours.

Work in progress art journal page

But the face was done as a sketch with pencil on Layout Paper.

Pencil sketch of a face on layout paper

Layout paper is great, it isn’t quite tissue paper and it isn’t quite copy paper but somewhere in between. It is an artist quality thin paper, 45 gsm (31 lb), mostly designed to use with layering up ideas and working out layouts, hence the name.

Sticking old book pages to layout paper

I love it as for its wonderful semi-transparent quality and if you layer it on strips of book page for example you get the book page just about showing through.

I’ve got as far as sticking her to the painted background but I just wasn’t feeling it, do you know what I mean? So she has gone into the work in progress pile until more inspiration strikes.

Over To You…

You know what you need to do! Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media.

Catch you later Face-Artinators!
Kim

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. Paint work link it up at Paint Party Friday. For items using something Old, New and Digital then go link it up on the Old, New and Digital Too challenge.




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Yay Facers! Welcome to this week’s portrait community share Art It Friday – Show Your Face. I’m super excited to see your portrait work this week.

For anyone new here this is a regular place to come and inspire, be inspired, but above all to share our portrait progress week by week. Every Friday at 10 am (BST) a new Show Your Face blog post goes live with the linky to add your blog post or online gallery picture to with any portrait work you have been doing. 


Your face can be drawn, doodled, painted, stitched, be made using any materials and can be any style, all I ask is that it is your artwork. If you use templates, stencils or stamps to build the face anatomy then they should be ones you have made yourself and not someone else’s. 


Finished pieces or works in progress are all welcome so come join in and spread the word on your blog/ social media outlets.



Right, shall I kick off this week’s Show Your Face share? (By the way there are affiliated links in this blog post, read more about them in my Disclaimers and Disclosures).

Shading practice for face drawing

Ok this really is a practice piece that I’m sharing today and if it puts you in mind of the work of Pam Carriker there might be a reason for that!

Picture of Pam Carriker's Mixed Media Portraits book

With my new found face-drawing obsession I felt I needed a bit of guidance so I bought Pam Carriker’s Mixed Media Portraits book*
and I followed one of the tutorials which lead to this somewhat skewed version of a Pam Carriker head.

Close up of head sketch

Obviously it is nowhere near as good as one of her works, however, doing it did teach me a lot. I think the book will help my shading practice, which is one of my weak points, so it was a useful exercise. But I can’t help feeling a bit weirded out by the fact it feels more like someone else’s style than my own, not that I know what my style is yet but I’m working on it. But we all have to start somewhere don’t we?

Have you got a book or a other work that you have used to help your portrait art? Do share!

Over To You…

You know what you need to do! Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media.

Catch you later Face-Artinators!
Kim

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. Paint work link it up at Paint Party Friday. For items using something Old, New and Digital then go link it up on the Old, New and Digital Too challenge.



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Welcome Facers, are you ready to show your portrait work this week? I certainly hope so! We got an amazing range of faces last week do go take a look if you haven’t had a chance yet.

If you are new here I’ve gone a bit face art-crazy recently and am running a community share all about faces! The idea is to inspire, be inspired and to share our portrait progress week by week.

So if you have drawn, doodled, painted, sewn a face or done any portrait work at all then link it up below. It can be any style and use any materials but it needs to be your own work and not using stamps or stencils to make the face, unless you designed those stamps and stencils yourself that is!

You can link up old work too, that is no problem so just go ahead and link up then spread the word and we will see if we can get everyone making faces (pun intended!).

Ok that is enough of that, let me share with you my face this week.

Doodles of two faces

This week I went back to pencil and practised some whimsical faces. Just a bit of doodling.

Portrait practise from the Other Anne Boleyn Girl

Then the doodling got a bit more serious as I tried to practise shading whilst watching the BBC production of the Other Anne Boleyn girl. It is supposed to be Jodhi May, luckily I wasn’t practising getting likeness!

More face doodling

Then back to some random face doodling and shading practise.

That was my week of portrait work, well when I say week I really mean Wednesday!

Over To You…

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Looking forward to seeing your portrait work.

Catch you later Face-Artinators!
Kim

ps. If your art happens to be from an art journal page then go link up with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Art Journal Everyday post. Or if it involves paint then link it up at Paint Party Friday. For any work using old, new and digital aspects why not check out Mo’s new challenge blog Old, New and Digital too?

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