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!
As is now tradition I will kick off this week's face sharing with something I tried this week. It's a quick and fun exercise that you might like to try too. I gave myself the challenge to doodle a selection of faces, the only rule was to make each one different from the ones before.
I took a page in my art journal and used small watercolour washes to section off the page. Then I grabbed some ballpoint pens of all colours and doodled away.
It is amazing how it doesn't take many lines to form a recognisable face does it?
If you fancy having a go at this little challenge to yourself then go ahead and let me know how it goes! I would love to see.
This would make a great warm up exercise don't you think? I shall definitely being do more of these, I can already see a couple of faces that I might work up into bigger studies for fun.
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!
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.