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Show Your Face In The Style Of Leonor Fini

Hey Facers, up for some sharing this week? I hope you have been having fun with the ‘In The Style Of’ theme either through seeing the work of other people taking part or by taking part yourself. It is your last week to give it a go if you haven’t yet as we are back to normal un-themed sharing next month. So enjoy this last week and if you want to do it again next year then let me know.

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 In The Style Of – please name the artist and link to them or information about them.
  • 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.

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 In The Style Of Leonor Fini

My share this week is probably the best know of the artists inspiring my work this month. She has here own dedicated website for a start! It is nice to not have to link to Wikipedia for a change! So my In The Style Of person this week is Leonor Fini who had a long and diverse career from being a practically self-taught artist. I just love her watercolour and gouache faces and the suggestion of form with the movement of the water on the page.

As with my other ‘In The Style Of’ work this month I started by trying to mimic one of her faces to try to deconstruct how her art works and that is what you can see in the picture above. Then I’ve tried to pull the techniques into one of my own faces, see the picture below. Obviously I have a long way to go and lots to learn to get to a point where I am confident with this technique but I just love watercolour faces so I shall work on it and we shall see where it gets me!

Show Your Face In The Style Of Leonor Fini my take

Today’s shares were done with a waterbrush and a Stabilo All pencil.

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: 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 an Autumn colours 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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Show Your Face In The Style Of Bridget Bate Tichenor

Hey Facers welcome to Friday, I hope you are all having good weeks and that you are looking forward to a creative weekend. You guys are the best and thank you for all your lovely comments! So who is up for this weeks’ 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 In The Style Of – please name the artist and link to them or information about them.
  • 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.

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 In The Style Of Bridget Bate Tichenor

I’m still enjoying discovering artists that are new to me and today I’m ‘In The Style Of’ another surrealist Bridget Bate Tichenor. Her faces are wonderfully expressive and, to me, a little creepy too. I tried three of her faces in my art journal and then blocked out the negative space with gesso. I’m actually drawing in ball point pen, biro, a lot at the moment so these guys were all done with a ballpoint pen.

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: 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 an Autumn colours 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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Show Your Face In The Style Of Toyen (aka Marie Čermínová)

Lovely Facers,  it’s time to Show Your Face! As it is November we do have a theme and it is ‘In The Style Of’ where we can incorporate the work/ style/ technique/ materials of an established artist. But you are free to use the theme or not use it and free to interpret it differently if you wish, so just have a play!

Before we get started I just want to say how sorry I am that I’m not getting around everyone’s blogs at the moment. November is proving to be very busy here at Kimberley Studios! I am really missing seeing your work in more details but I am loving the thumbnails that show up and I am extremely grateful that you are journeying with me in this face journey, I hope that you are enjoying it!

I hope that you will forgive me and that I get some time to do some catching up!

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 #ShowYourFaceFriday 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…

Show Your Face In The Style Of Toyen (Marie Čermínová)

So I am really enjoying finding out about female artist which, like I said last week, is how I decided to interpret our Show Your Face theme. It is a great excuse to find out more about them. My share this week is in the style of Toyen (aka Marie Čermínová 1902 – 1980) who was part of the surrealist movement according to the regrettably small biography about her on Wikipedia.

Her style seems to be very much around line work which is something I’ve found I enjoy doing as well. My Toyen-style face is drawn in ball point pen on a painted art journal page. Then I’ve added some gesso and dripping to help her to stand out from the page.

If you are interested in women surrealists you can find a handy list on Wikipedia and also here are some curated together on Flavorwire.

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: 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 an Autumn Colours 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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Show Your Face In The Style Of Marie Laurencin

Welcome to November Facers and time for a theme for anyone who fancies stretching their portrait practice a bit. The theme is ‘In The Style Of’ and the idea is that you incorporate the work/ style/ technique/ materials of an established artist.

The theme is lose and totally up to you how you interpret it. The main reason for the theme is to prompt us all to step outside our comfort zone a little and stretch our own practice so that we can add tools, learning, ideas to our everyday work.

As with all the themes it is totally optional, you can do it once in the month, every week in the month or not at all and just link up your usual work. There is no whip and it is all a bit of fun so run with it, don’t run with it, it is up to you! Just enjoy, have fun and hopefully learn and grow.

If you do join in please tell us who your inspiration is and add a link to the artist themselves or a website about them so we can all get to know them – thanks.

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 In The Style Of – please name the artist and link to them or information about them.
  • 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.

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 am ashamed to admit that I know very little about artists and the history of art, I never learnt it at school and past school I was too busy studying science to fit in art in any great depth. Don’t get me wrong I love visiting galleries and learning about art, I’m not a complete cultural void but I’ve never really had the chance to study artists and art in a big way. So that is what I am doing with our theme this month.

I thought I would take the opportunity to really focus in on some artists’ work and I’m going to focus in on female artists because, let’s face it, they are massively under-represented in formal art education/ galleries/ museums. If I thought I knew little about art in general I know even less about female artists and that just won’t do.

Kim Dellow In The Style of Marie Laurencin

So this week I’m In The Style Of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), if you google (other search engines are available!) her work you will see that she has some glorious portrait styles, just stunning. Don’t be deceived by how simple it looks it is far from it. There are some really subtle shading that gives her portraits so much depth and expression. My work comes nowhere near capturing this subtlety but it is great fun to explore and fun to try.

I’ve used a canvas board that already had a background including some 3D stencil work that I incorporated into the face to add some texture.

Close up of portrait textures

If you are interested in discovering female artists I found a couple of lists on Wikipedia that you might be interested in: a list of 20th Century Female Artists and this potted history of women artists.

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.

Before you go, if you have a favourite female artist I would love to learn more about them so please do let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

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 an Autumn colours 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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