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Ready, Set, Face! Yep, it is that time again, lovely facers, to come and link up your portrait work this week. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your shares so share away!

First up the admin…

Schedule:

  • In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)
  • Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)
  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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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…

Back to some more detailed face work from me this week after my last couple of stylised face doodles shares for Show Your Face. I had a bit of time whilst listening to some business webiners to practice my shading.  My main focus was on the negative and positive space and trying to capture that with my pencil work and shading. These are all areas I want to practice more so I’m pleased I spent a little bit of time on it this week. I like how the nose turned out.

If you want to try this it works really well if you use a photo of a face that has a lot of light contrasts in it. Often this needs the model to be lit strongly from one direction. It isn’t easy to get photos like this as we often see faces with uniform lighting that is designed to limit shadow contrasts. The best possible way is to use photos you have taken yourself and start collecting a catalogue of face photos that you can use in your art. It also means that you will have no copyright issues as the photos were taken by you.

So when you next take a portrait photo or even if you are taking a family photo, have a think about the lighting and get a couple of shots in, if you can, where there is a really strong light coming from one direction, such as from a window, to cast shadows over part of the subjects’ face.

I did kind of enjoy this process, so what about you guys? What have you been up to with your faces this week and do you have any shading tips to share?

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace. 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: PaperArtsy Faces Challenge before 25th Oct to have a chance to win a voucher to spend at PaperArtsy. 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 than Architecture theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Hey Friday, Hey Facers! We had a huge number of faces last week, both old and new. Welcome to all and massive thank you for linking up, hope you had fun hopping through all of last week’s faces.

Now I know that we have quite a few PaperArtsy fans here so some of you might already have seen my share today and you will also know that the current PaperArtsy challenge theme is faces! They were very kind and had me over on their blog on Monday with a guest blog post.

But if you didn’t know then do pop on over to check out the PaperArtsy blog and link up your face work to their challenge post to be in with a chance to win £50 to spend over at the PaperArtsy shop, which is full of yumminess, by the way!

Right, shall we show our faces?

First up the admin…

Schedule:

  • In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)
  • Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)
  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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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…

My share this week is another sneaky peek of the face I did for PaperArtsy using the PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paint and JoFY stamps. If you want to see the whole thing and how I put it together then check out the guest post that I did for them on Monday where I’ve shown my process for this piece.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace . 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: PaperArtsy Faces Challenge, with a chance to win a voucher to spend at PaperArtsy. 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 than Architecture theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Watcha facers it is time to share your face work and I don’t mean your nose job, I mean your artwork baby! So link away and let’s see what you have been up to.

First up the admin…

Schedule:

  • In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)
  • Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)
  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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…

My share this week is a bit of a cheat! I really was not finding my face mojo this week so I went for a doodle again and this time I’ve simplified it even further and just focussed on the simplest face form – a circle! So this is an art journal page in one of my junk journals, with layers of paint and torn pieces of paper then some simple lines and circles using a paint pen.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace . 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: PaperArtsy Faces Challenge, with a chance to win a voucher to spend at PaperArtsy. 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 than Architecture theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Good Friday to you Facers! Hope you are ready for this week’s share?

Show Your Face!

First up the admin…

Schedule:

In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)

Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)

Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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…

Some face practice as thumbnails

This week I’ve been using my warm-up exercise again to play about with face styles in thumbnails. Working with a pen in my junk journal.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace . 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 the appropriate theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Happy face-day! Who is up for sharing faces? Yay! Let’s DO IT!

Show Your Face!

First up the admin, nothing new if you read all of last week’s Show Your Face blog post.

Schedule:

In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)

Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)

Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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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…

Scribbling a face on an art journal

Back to scribble faces for me and this week I’m working on a journal page I started way back in June/July this year. I added a bit of gesso to the colour and scribbled away with a black Derwent Graphik Line painter pen.

Close up on the scribble face

It is kind of fun working on a textured page as you can’t quite predict how the pen is going to move.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace . 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 window theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Don’t forget Ayala Art’s Sept 2015 29 Faces.

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Watcha Facers! Are you ready to share your face this week?

Great! But before you do I’ve put together the schedule for Show Your Face for the next few months. Thanks to everyone who left their comments, votes and ideas on what you wanted to get from Show Your Face.

Schedule: Show Your Face…

In The Style Of  – November 2015 (examine our favourite established artists, incorporate what they do through our own face practise)


Focus On Eyes – January 2016 (break out of our normal practice and try different styles of doing eyes such as traditional, cartoon, manga etc. As suggested by Susana Magenheimer)


Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)

Remember it is all optional play. The theme will run for a month and you can use the prompt on every link up that month, a couple of link-ups, or none and just link up a non-theme related face, totally up to you.

Why Every Other Month?

To keep it all relaxed and no pressure. The themes are there to nudge us out of our comfort zone, to give us a prompt to examine something we might not usually do, then give us the time to process what we have learnt through our usual art practises.

Ok, New Week, New Show Your Face Share.

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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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…

Eye sketching practise in pencil

It has been a busy old week again this week and I haven’t had time or the mojo for a full face unfortunately so I went for a bit of eye sketching practice instead.

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.

Feel free to send me more ideas and themes you would like to study for Show Your Face.

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 window theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Don’t forget Ayala Art’s Sept 2015 29 Faces.

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Hello gorgeous Facers! Here we are again, another Friday, another face!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment about the way forward for Show Your Face. All your votes have been counted and I will collate the ideas and get a schedule together. There is always time for more so feel free to continue to let me know what you would like to get from Show Your Face and how it can help you improve your artwork.

Ok, shall we get this party started?

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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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.

Right! Straight Into This Week’s Share…

Paint marker sketch



This week it is another rough sketch done with paint markers, I had no real aim other than a bit of play and a bit of practice.

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork, leave a comment on what you got from ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’ and if you would like to do it again.

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 window theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Don’t forget Ayala Art’s Sept 2015 29 Faces.

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Hey Facers, September is here which means no more ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’ and back to the regular ‘Show Your Face’. Wahoo!

Before we rush on I would really like you to take a minute to think about what you got out of it ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’. If you didn’t get a chance to join in then don’t worry, think about what you get from looking at other Facers’ artwork in general.

What I Got From Show Your Face Inspired By
Here is my share of what I got from it. For me I found that ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’ really made me think about my process and style through trying to examine and include other people’s style and processes into my work. It also gave me an added appreciation of how amazing you all are and how talented you are. You guys ROCK! Seriously!

I also loved watching people join in and connect up to fellow Facers. Ok, I will let you into a little secret I had another reason for insisting that you link up to the fellow Facer you where inspired by other than it is the right thing to do and a nice thing to do too! You may or may not be aware of this but linking to each other blogs is a great way of adding authenticity and visibility to all of our blogs in the eyes of the search engines.

It is more of a blogging technical reason and might not be of interest to some of you but I kind of hope that it helps all our blog without us realising. I’m not saying go mad and fill your blog posts with links out but every now and then it can’t hurt now can it and, as I said before, it is both the right thing to do and a nice thing to do, blogging is a community after all!

Facers Needs Your Input!
I would like to run ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’ again in the next few months, but this is a community group and if you all hated it then I won’t run it! Majority rule!

I was also thinking of running other occasional, month long, optional join in, prompts like ‘In The Style Of’ where we take a month to examine our favourite artists and try and incorporate or examine what they do through our own face practise. Or maybe a month focusing on how to do eyes, or noses or anatomy, or stylised faces. There is a lot we could cover!

The idea is to take us out of our comfort zone, make us re-examine our own work and hopefully push some of our boundaries as this is often when we learn and make the biggest improvements.

I’m assuming that whether you are a newbie (like me) or a hardened portrait professional you probably want to improve your art and be the best that you can be? Right?

So are you up for it? Is it something you would like to engage in? Shall we do it here on Show Your Face?

Let me know. Remember – Majority rule!

Also let me know if you have ideas of what you would like to study for a month with Facers, you can leave a comment, social media me with the #ShowYourFace Hashtag or even email me.

Thanks Facers!

Ok, on with this week’s 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 #ShowYourFace hashtag in social media.

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…

face sketches in pencil

My share this week actually carries on from the work that I did in the last Show Your Face. This time it is a study from a tea-room and just of one face. I tried three sketches starting from the top left and working clock wise. The picture at the bottom was the last one and was the one that was nearer to the look of the face and the tilt that I was going for. Took me three attempts but I got there!

Oh and the chewed pencil? That was one of my cats! She seems to have a taste for twigs and the occasional pencil.

Over To You…
Link your faces artwork, leave a comment on what you got from ‘Show Your Face Inspired By’ and if you would like to do it again.

Ok, so I know that some of you just scrolled down to link your face but please do take the time to read the first part of this blog post, Facers Needs Your Input!



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 window theme link up to Art Journal Journey. Don’t forget Ayala Art’s Sept 2015 29 Faces.

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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!

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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…

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!

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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…

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!

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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.

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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