Friday, 15 May 2015

Art It Friday - Show Your Face

Yay Facers! It is good to see you for this week's portrait community share Art It Friday - Show Your Face.

If you haven't had a chance then go check out the amazing works from last week, some great inspiration if you haven't done your face for this week yet.

I was worried I wouldn't have a face to show this week, as I've been super busy with deadlines, but I made it by the skin of my teeth!

So I mentioned on Monday that I was trying to sort out my workspace, right? Get rid of all those bits of paper that I just can not throw out? Well this art journal page is another step in that direction.

Art Journal portrait with Stabilo and water

I've used up some leftover bits of digital papers that I had designed for some magazine work. After sticking the papers to my art journal I then added a layer of gesso. She was sketched out roughly with pencil then the details painted with a black Stabilo All surface pencil and a waterbrush.

So she has something old, she herself is new and she has digital too so I'm linking her to the Old, New and Digital Too challenge as well as the link up's mentioned in the ps. below.


So that is my share for this week,

Over To You...

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

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.





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    1. Hey Clare, thanks so much :) Glad to see you here again this week. Kx

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  2. Beautiful work, happy PPF, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so muck Valerie, it is great to see you and thanks for linking up your art. Kx

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  3. I love all the movement in this face Kim! Those digital papers in the background are a great idea too! I'm just off to link up what I did last week! I have had a bit of a mad week, but I just caught up with some of the amazing creations from last week. Not only is your work terrific, Kim; but you're attracting some incredible talent! xx

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    1. Hey Julie Ann, so looking forward to checking out your face this week. It has been a bit mad here too! Hope your mad week has been a good one :) All the work has really inspired me too, it is wonderful seeing so many people doing so many different and amazing faces and styles. Kx

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  4. WOW Kim how fabulous is your face, she is amazing and i love how you have drawn her on some of your own digitally designed papers. Her tilting head and huge eyes are amazing.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge, you have made my day!

    Mo :-) xxx
    DT ON&DT

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    1. Hey Mo, glad I could join in :) I picked digital papers on purpose :). Thanks for your reply about the DecoArts, I shall drop you an email, it has just been a bit of a crazy week and I can't quite believe we are at Friday again. Zoinks! Hope your week has been good. Looking forward to popping over to your blog to see your face :) Kx

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  5. Love the face Kim, she has very expressive eyes
    Thanks once again for letting us link all our faces up here :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. It is great to see you Donna and have you linking up your wonderful portrait this week. Have fun week and hope to see you again next Friday if you get the chance. Kx

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  6. She looks great, love the background.

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    1. Thank you :) Glad you like her and thanks for dropping in. Kx

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  7. Love the background! The face is beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks Meihsia and thanks for joining again this week :) Kx

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  8. this is such a lovely portrait Kim!

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    1. Thanks Linda and thanks for linking up again this week! Have a fun and creative week! Kx

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  9. Looks god, and i love the changes in hues, the shadow and light in it.

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    1. Thanks Laila, Thanks so much for popping in! Kx

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  10. Gorgeous background, she is so beautiful... I love her! Xxx

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    1. Hey Up Tracy, thank you, I'm glad you like her :) Kx

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  11. Sometimes the faces you squeak in in the last minute becomes favorites! She's gorgeous-

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    1. LOL! I was in two minds about her, I can see so many imperfections in my artwork but in the end I do quite like her :) She has kind of grown on me! Thank you so much for linking up again this week. Kx

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  12. Love the geometric feel of the background with the free-flowing strokes of the drawing over top ~ wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Rose, that was exactly what I was going for with this journal page :) Kx

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  13. Gorgeous background Kim! I never think to use paper that way - so now I have quite a lot of ideas pinging in my brain. I think I'm going to have to get the gesso out and start adding colour to my sketches - not sure why I am but I feel freer with just a pencil. Another great link up so thank you - going off to visit some peeps now x

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    1. I'm so glad Karen that you are enjoying the link up and gathering ideas as you go. Our face obsession is being put to good use LOL :) Have a lovely weekend and keep the pencil work coming :) Kx

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  14. Kim I use liquidtex and Montana pens

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    1. Thanks Clare :) I've got some empty pens that I've filled with Golden high flow but I really want to have a go with some Liquitex and Montana too :) #savingmypennies

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  15. Beautiful strokes onto the paper snippets, it's a fabulous face, Kim.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Thanks Maarit, super glad to see you here again :) Have a lovely week. Kx

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  16. She is a stunning Kim, love her face { I need to get a stabilo pencil, love the look it gives } and the background is gorgeous!! Hectic week but got a few doodle doodle doo faces done, lol ...seriously addicted! Have a great weekend xoxox

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    1. The Stabilo All surface was one of those products that became one of my must-haves from the first moment I tried it. They are great! Love your doodle and hope your week isn't too hectic! Kx

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  17. Love that face of yours! Simple yet very effective....

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    1. Thanks Denthe, I'm glad you like her :) Kx

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  18. Love your face - such lovely lines!

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  19. she has a soft lovely calm look to her,, I think its brilliant how you created her!

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    1. Thanks Laurie :) Glad you like her. Kx

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  20. Love the fact it has something old new and digital, so creative!

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    1. Thanks :) Glad you popped by. :)

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  21. That's a great way you have used your old digital papers.
    I really like your drawing of the face, she has a lovely expression.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, that is nice of you to say! Kx

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  22. Loving your face and happy to have found this group! I'm all about portraits.

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    1. I'm so glad you found us too! It is great to see you! Kx

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  23. This is a fascinating face on a great backround! Ulrike

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  24. Fantastic lady Kim, I'm a lover of this style of face. Thanks for playing along with us at ON&DT hugs Debs xx

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