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Show Your Face – Inspired By Watercolour Portrait Artists

Watcha facers hope that you are having fun with the ‘inspired by’ prompt this week. Don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to use it, you can still link your work whether it uses the prompt or not!

First up the admin…

Schedule:

  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick another to inspire our work this month, they can be a Facer or someone one else, up to you)
  • 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.

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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…

Kim Dellow Show Your Face Watercolour share


I have not had much time to do my face practice this week. Although, I have managed to squeeze in a couple of playing with watercolours to draw features, but nothing complete or even that I like! So I’ve decided to call this week inspired by all the amazing people who make amazing portraits using watercolours.

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

Kim

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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Show Your Face Inspired By – Amanda Openshaw

Watcha facers it is March and we have an optional prompt for you to play along with if you want. The prompt this month is ‘Inspired by’. If you do play along don’t forget to link to your inspired by person or people and share some blog or gallery or social media love for them! The inspired by can be another facer but I’m also opening up the field so it can be anybody you like.

As with all the prompts you do not have to use them, they are just there if you fancy pushing your boundaries a bit. Feel free to link up your work even if you aren’t following the prompt.

Great! Let’s get sharing!

First up the admin…

Schedule:

  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick another artist or facer 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…

Show Your Face share for 4th March 2016

My share today was inspired by Amanda Openshaw. I’ve been using a lot of teals recently, if you look back at my Show Your Face shares over the last few weeks a lot of them, most of them, include teal and if not teal then blue.

I mentioned this on facebook this week and Amanda said that she has been using a lot of reds and oranges and perhaps we should swap colours! So I took her up on the challenge and have gone with red and orange for my share today! Thanks Amanda for inspiring me out of by colour rut!

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

Kim

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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Show Your Face Inspired By Kissinia

Hey Facers, it is the last Friday of August so your last chance to have a go at Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME OF A FELLOW SHOW YOUR FACER}.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to join in, it is not a problem you can still link up your faces as normal whether they were inspired by or not!

Remember to please make sure that:

  • The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  • You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  • You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • Don’t forget it is optional!

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!

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…

This week I’ve taken my inspiration from Kissinia from Blue Birdie

A study of faces on a train

I love watching Kissinia’s art journey on her blog and via Instagram, she has a creative vision of the world that I just adore. So for my #ShowYourFace this week I went for one of her people studies from January this year and did a loosely sketched study of people’s faces on a train done with Derwent Graphik Line marker and watercolour. 

The first thing I notice when doing this is that you don’t see people’s eyes, they are looking down, reading, looking at their phones and doing everything they can to avoid eye contact, well at least that is the case on the tube in London.

Ok that is me this week…

Over To You…

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

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. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.

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Show Your Face Inspired By Lee Krek, Julie Ann Lee, Froebelsternchen Susi and Valerie-Jael

Let’s Face it! It’s Friday! So come on then Show Your Face!

Hey Facers *wave*, hope you have had some wonderfully creative weeks. I have got to say I am totally blown away by all your links they just blow my mind, so keep up the good work!

Now don’t forget we are in August so we are doing Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME OF A FELLOW SHOW YOUR FACER}. If you want to know why we are doing it then checkout my post from 7th August 2015 for more information.

Please make sure that:

  • The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  • You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  • You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • Don’t forget it is optional!

This is a no pressure linky so please feel free to carry on with your normal #ShowYourFace share if you haven’t been able to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. It is just a bit of fun and if you have enjoyed it we will no doubt do it, or something similar, again.

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!

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…

This week I’ve take some inspiration from a lots of lovely facers and mixed it all together to make my #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy share.

Kim Dellow A profile of a female face

For the style of the women I’ve been inspired by Lee Krek from All About Art And Me. I love the style of her sketched people with their wonderful patterned clothes, I wish I could capture her style better as it always makes me smile. I also love how she does her shading too, so I added a little bit of that in my portrait this week, but I’m not really sure it shows up in the photo.

I’ve drawn my portrait with a black Derwent Graphik Line Painter on an old book page, gessoed into my junk art journal. I love sketches on book pages and Julie Ann Lee from Magpieheaven always uses book pages so beautifully when she uses them in her work, so I was inspired to add a bit of book page behind my face by Julie Ann.

Kim Dellow profile of a women close up

Then the time theme, and I think a bit of the background colouring and use of watercolour, are influenced by watching the #ShowYourFace work this month from Susi from Froebelsternchen and Valerie-Jael from Bastelmania who also jointly run the challenge blog Art Journal Journey.

So that’s me this week and who has been inspiring me, in a portrait nutshell, now…

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

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. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.

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Show Your Face Inspired By June Walker

Hey Facers, I hope you have had a good week. I’ve been up against some tough deadlines this week so I’ve not yet managed to get around everyone’s links from last week yet, so a MASSIVE SORRY and I hope to get around them soon.

So don’t forget we are in August so we are doing Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME OF A FELLOW SHOW YOUR FACER}. If you need more information then please hop back to last week’s post.

Please make sure that:

  • The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  • The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  • You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  • You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.

Don’t forget it is optional!

This is a no pressure linky so please feel free to carry on with your normal #ShowYourFace share if you haven’t been able to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. It is just a bit of fun and if you have enjoyed it we will no doubt do it, or something similar, again.

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!

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.

So my share for Show Your Face Inspired By is inspired by June Walker.

A multicoloured face inspired by June Walker

I love the way June uses colour in here faces. I love the way she uses hot and cold colours and how, for me, they seem to show light and shade. So I thought I would have a bit of a colour play in my art journal with my face this week. I’ve used Derwent Intense pencils but I’ve left the colours pretty loose and played with major shapes.

Close up of a face sketch inspired by June Walker

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy 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.

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. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.





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Show Your Face Inspired By Susana Magenheimer, Giggles and Beverley Baird

Welcome Facers! It is the first Friday of August so let’s roll out the red carpet for Show Your Face Inspired By {Insert Name}.

Drum roll please!

Show Your Face Inspired By {INSERT NAME} 
If you need a quick reminder, or you are new to our weekly share, then for the next four Fridays you have the option to either post your normal face artwork OR push out of your comfort zone, and try something inspired by one (or more) of your fellow sharers from our #ShowYourFace community.

Either option is fine but I do encourage you to try to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy at least once this month.

The inspiration 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!

Please make sure that:

  1. The face artwork is yours, any stamps or templates you use to build the face should be designed by you, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.
  2. The person(s) inspiring your work is part of the #ShowYourFace community, but they don’t have to be a regular linker.
  3. You name the person or people that inspired your work and link to them.
  4. You link back to the link blog post here on my blog for that week, just as with the usual #ShowYourFace.

Don’t forget it is optional!

This is a no pressure linky so please feel free to carry on with your normal #ShowYourFace share if you haven’t been able to do a #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy. It is just a bit of fun and if you have enjoyed it we will no doubt do it, or something similar, again.

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My Show Your Face Share this week…
For my Show Your Face Inspired By I’ve taken inspiration from three lovely folks Susana Magenheimer, Giggles and Beverley Baird to produce this miniature face art work.

A miniature face drawing

Susana Magenheimer from Random Artist 222’s inspired me to go miniature as she loves miniature art and after a conversation in Instagram we ended up foolishly agreeing to trying a 2″ x 2″ artwork with a face. Eek! So I attempted the smallest art journal page that I have ever done for this week’s share. She is sketched in pencil on a scrap of paper from a watercolour background.

Close up of the miniature face drawing

The words cut from newspapers were inspired by both Giggles from Happy Tiler and Beverley Baird from Bunny’s Girl as I’ve noticed they often use cut-out words in their artwork and I really like that look so I thought I would try to incorporate it in my work this week to finish my nano-art journal page.

Over To You...
Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace and/or #ShowYourFaceInspiredBy 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.

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. Art journal page with a time theme link up to Art Journal Journey.

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