..and I thought I was all alone in this challenge! it was pointed out to me in one of my blog posts that there was others doing the same challenge... I found them on instagram. A great bunch of wonderful artists who set themselves a challenge for one hundred faces. So I have of course joined in with the instagram posting and found the 'one hundred faces tribe' on a facebook group.
Though I do faces in my journal, and on loose leaf and just about everywhere inbetween my own challenge is to do 100 'Paint Palette Polly's' I am now up too number 12 - so I am a bit behind the others in the challenge. But they are teaching me a lot.
You might notice the first faces in my art journal up above are slightly different. This is me practicing with charcoal and pastels. Some of the 100 faces tribe do some wonderful art with charcoal, so I dug out my charcoal and chalk pastels too, not quite in their league but then they do paint realism which 'clearly' I do not.
This last 'Polly' here is the usual painted background, but the face was drawn with charcoal and coloured with chalk pastels - made a great change for me. I have only listed up to number 9 in my Etsy shop and plan to take a break from listing them there in order to take the pressure off and just have more fun with my art. I have been watching some great video's on youtube by Christy Sobolewski which has led me to dig out the A3 paper and have more fun..
This is a 'work in progress' I am doing - not sure what to do with that lovely background yet, as it is too much for the piece I know, shame to cover it but its just not working. The girls need finishing off and shading yet too.
Here ends my first post of a new month. It is now December and here in the UK the weather is turning somewhat chilly, time for the winter duvet tonight as that wind is bitter, might even need the thermals for dog walkies tomorrow.