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).
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!
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.
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!
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.