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! 🙂