Alaya Art sponsored 29 Faces in September 2015. I didn’t get all of my 29 faces completed during the challenge period but I am going to continue with them until I get them all done. It has helped develop my skills so much that I want to make sure I make it through all 29! 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 also 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 is my entry for all today, which is also 29Faces-No. 19.
I kept it simple this week. I did an acrylic sort of washy background and let it dry. Then I simply sketched the portrait on the background with a Stabilo Marks All pencil which is water soluble. I added just a touch of colored pencil to the lips and eyes and then added light to the eyes with a Sharpie Water-Based Marker–extra fine. I was a little hesitant as the Marks All pencil is a little unforgiving. No pencil this time. No practicing or editing. Scary!! But I think she turned out fine. I think she looks like what someone may have looked like during the era of Pompeii–before the volcano erupted! Have an arty weekend! 🙂