First, let's get the reason why we are here sorted:
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!
OK, that's done, now for the surprise: I'm an affiliate with Craftsy (and yes, I have some affiliate links in this post but I think you are going to like it!). If you don't know Craftsy, it is an online learning resource and they are offering you, my facers:
50% off the Simple Techniques for Better Portraits taught by Alisha Dall'Osto.
No code needed just click through using this link or the one above to get this class for £9.50 ($14.99) instead of £19.00 ($29.99). The discount is valid until 6.59 am BST (11.59 pm MT) Friday 26th June 2015.
If you haven't got a Craftsy account, it is free to join and there are even some free classes you can try out too.
I'm in the middle of this class myself, which is why I thought you guys might appreciate it. I've been really enjoying it, so I hope you do too and find it useful.
That brings me neatly to my Show Your Face share for this week. I'm watching the chapter on Mass, Proportion and Features, which is lesson 2 in the course, and it breaks down the facial features into easy shapes, so that is what I've been practising this week.
I think I'm finding the nose the hardest to do, but eyes are fun to do aren't they? Practise, Practise, Practise!
Which reminds me, did you have fun with my little warm-up exercise from last week? How did you get on with it?
Over To You... Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFace for those of you that use them.
Catch you later Face-Artinators and hope you enjoy the 50% off the Simple Techniques for Better Portraits. Massive thanks to Craftsy for this fab offer!
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. I do use affiliate links to help me run this blog but only for things I use or think you will love. If you want to know more, please do check my Disclaimer and Disclosure page.