29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 19 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face!

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!  🙂

37 thoughts on “29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 19 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face!

    • Thank you, Danielle! Oh, they are lots of fun. You can vary the amount of water used and get totally different looks from a loose watercolor to a really intense ink look. They are not terribly expense, which is good because they ARE very addicting! 🙂

    • Thanks you, Neesie! It has truly been a significant challenge for me because I have so little experience with faces. But I decided to give it a try expressly for that reason–and it has paid off in a huge way. I now feel much more confident with my abilities and I even like most of what I have been able to create. And most of all, faces aren’t all that scary to me any more. I feel I have personally accomplished a lot because I just dove in and went for it. I had purchased a couple of books by some of my favorite artists and opened them and studied them and worked really hard. I just about wore myself out if the true be told but now I consider it worth it the fuss…now that I’ve had more sleep and a small break! LOL! Everything is much clearer now! 🙂 Sorry about the long response. I hope you have terrific rest of your weekend!

  1. What a gorgeous face and she seems to holding back her sadness with her beautiful but stoic mouth and sad eyes! Really wonderful how you have captured such great emotion!

    Hugs Giggles

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