29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 18 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face!

Alaya Art is sponsoring 29 Faces in September 2015.  Going with a more imaginary feel again today.  Also, Kim Dellow over on her blog has a fun thing going called Art It Friday – Show Your Face.  I discovered it while browsing some linked blog pages on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s regular Friday post Art Journal Everyday post which she usually posts regularly every Friday.  I found Paint Party Friday through Kim Dellow’s post.  This is a fun group, too!  There are some really talented artist doing all sorts of painty things over there.  Here are my entry, which is also 29Faces-No. 18.


I used several different mediums on this portrait: graphite, colored pencil, PanPastels, watercolor, white Uniball Signo pen, and a white water-based Sharpie marker.  I tried doing a side look this time–from the opposite side that I have done most of them and I think it “turned out” alright…LOL…  Sorry about the bad humor–it is Friday and the weekend is almost here for me.  I am one happy camper.  I will be singing in two events this weekend at my church.  Friday night will be an “open mic” night which I think will be a lot of fun.  ANYone can participate and it is likely to be a younger crowd.  Sunday night will be a more formal worship service but also to be held in our cafe-style multi-use building.  The feel will be casual and more intimate than the usual larger sanctuary feel.  That also should be a great experience.  Saturday night will be a “girl’s night out” with my two bestie with a movie and then dinner and a hot-tub soak and lots of girl-talk and laughter I am sure.  I hope I don’t laugh so much I wear my voice out before Sunday night?!!  I have a great weekend lined up which I am really looking forward to after feeling so ill and dragging the last two weeks.  It is necessary and well-deserved, I think.  🙂  What do you have planned for this weekend?  I hope it will be great fun and all that you want and need it to be!

44 thoughts on “29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 18 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face!

  1. the face is lovely and I especially like the way you handled the lips… as for this weekend… work has piled up so I have quite a bit of illustrating to do this weekend… not always hugely fun… and sometimes I having to work over the weeknd as well, but this weekend they are great projects so it will be easier…xx

    • Thanks, Tracey! Still working on getting my lips “right.” LOL I actually am “on call” for work this weekend so I will have to fit that in between all of the other stuff I have going. Hopefully I won’t get too many calls and the weekend will go as planned. Enjoy! 🙂

    • Thanks, Julie! I struggled the most with the nose this time. I was looking at a drawing someone else had done and I was trying to make a mirror image of it. Plus the nose was a little different than any I had done before. I really struggled! But it all finally emerged and I am pleased so I guess it was worth it. 🙂

  2. Love the expression on her face! She seems skeptical of something!!
    Well done!! Have fun at all those great events!!

    Hugs Giggles

    • Thank you, Giggles! Yes, I think today’s activities that I had to go in and do at work today were coming through with a bit of skepticism and some cynicism! LOL! It is funny to me how much the expressions on my characters seem to be mimicking my life right now. A bit uncanny, really…

    • Thanks, Beth! I’ve found some mediums much easier or convenient to work with to do different parts. And a lot of it is also dependent on the paper. The journal I’m working in is not very forgiving so I’ve had be a little more creative in doing some things like covering an area as big as the background, etc. A wet media over a large area is going to buckle the paper severely, for example. Also, a more controllable media like colored pencil for the eyes allows easier detail work in those small areas. Thank you for stopping by an leaving a comment! 🙂

  3. Congrats on being the featured artist on Paint Party Friday – I think this is my first visit to your blog via PPF – love how you’ve used to many different mediums to create this face – looks like a lot of fun!

    • Thank you, Minnemie! I am slowly learning about shadows and light. I am finally understanding that it is the play of shadow and light on the face that makes it appear on paper as we see it in 3 dimensions. Oh, I have SO much more learning to do in this area–I have only scratched the surface and I have so far to go! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I went and snuck a peak of you blog and your work is STUNNING! I believe you have perfected the art of shadow and light. Your work and the quotes you include are absolutely beautiful. A great feast for the eyes and serene messages for deep thought here for me and my coffee early on a lazy Saturday morning…

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