Monday, February 17, 2014

Faces, Faces, Faces!

It's an understatement to say that I'm a little behind on creating faces for the 29 Faces Challenge. I had hoped to complete at least a sketch each day, but feel a little obsessed about giving each page color, which takes quite a bit of time!

So, I 'm sharing a few faces that are finished and some that are still works in progress. I wish I had more time to create, but my time has been limited to maybe an hour or so on the weekends. Boo!

Manga style face using Neo colors and acrylics

A work in progress..I'd like to add a background and a
few other things. Created using Neocolor II watercolors.


This was a completed lesson from Life Book 2014 by Tamara Laporte!
I learned some fun techniques.  Created using Dylusions
ink spray, stencils, and acrylics.

I'm not meeting my goal of a face a day....even just a sketch, but I've still completed many more faces that I would have done before the challenge! I'm off to work on another face!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

29 Faces

It's that time again.....The 29 Faces Challenge! I'm excited to participate in this challenge for the FIRST time! The challenge:  Create a face each day for 29 days. I am going to do my best to complete a face each day that is at least a pencil sketch. If time allows, I will make sure my faces are spiced up with color!

My goals for this challenge: Be creative...try new things...HAVE FUN!

While I was getting started, I did have some inspiration from other artists. My first page was a limited color face I created after watching Tamora Laporte's video on You Tube. You can see it here. It's a fast forward view of her creating a journal page using limited colors. 

Day 1

The second page I created was my own version of a lesson that we had with Marieke Blokland on Life Book 2014. I changed the face and hair to make it my own style. I really love how she turned out! While I was creating this journal page, I was having so much fun that time got away from me. When I looked at the clock it was 1:00 AM!! I finally went to bed and finished the page after breakfast this morning. 

Day 2

Sugar Sugar journal page from LB 2014, week 4. 

I have many ideas for upcoming faces....I should probably jot them down somewhere so I don't forget. It's all I could think about last night, which made falling asleep a little difficult! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's faces during this challenge! I've already seen some amazing works!

If you would like to join the challenge there's still time. Go on over to the 29 FACES CHALLENGE blog page and get started!