29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 21 & 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. 21.


I really like getting back into some color so I did an acrylic sort of washy background and let it dry over gesso.  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 watercolor to the lips and eyes and then added light to the eyes with a Sharpie Water-Based Marker–extra fine.  I added a little more watercolor to the hair and face and to her clothes.  I used a stamp by Dina Wakley as inspiration.

I hope you have a beautiful, art-filled weekend!  🙂

32 thoughts on “29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 21 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face!

    • You’re too sweet, Ms. Jill! 🙂 Thank you for the kind comments! I love the layers, too! The more I try making them the more that I find things that I like more than others.

    • Thanks, Julie! I think I’m finally starting to find some techniques that I like and that work for me. There are still some things that I like to do differently for the background but it will work itself out soon enough… Have great, arty weekend, Julie! 🙂

  1. Great Jill, the colours are lovely and contrast so well with the stabilo. Gorgeous! Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face and sorry it has taken me a while to get to commenting, I’m just catching up now! Kx

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