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Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Final Face of 29 Faces

Woo Hoo, have completed the challenge set by Ayala Art, its a wonderful challenge to have been a part of.
Have made some new friends and met up with old friends, seen some great art with a very supportive group of artists.  The challenge has pushed me into drawing every day and given me confidence to blog my attempts.

This is my Final Face

At the moment am calling it 'Town Life' until I can think of a better title.

Sketched in Graphite Pencils, palette knife, Acrylic Paint on Watercolour Paper plus a black pen.  Did you spot the couple on the roof.......

Just in case you missed Face 28 am showing it again

Am sorry this challenge has ended,  but will continue to draw every day because I certainly need the practice.  Have now a File for all of the 29 Faces, they are going to be great references for the future, plus the family will want to have a look at them.

To finish this post am proudly showing you a picture of the prettiest face, my great grand-daughter Amy.

Thank you for your company in this great challenge as know I couldn't have done it without all your support.

Am also sharing my final face with Paint Party Friday another terrific group of Artists.

Have a wonderful weekend and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Penultimate Face of the 29 Faces

Hi, as promised have taken more time with the final faces, am only counting this as one face, because I have painted another one which I would love to show you on Thursday.

This is called 'Cocooned in a Mothers Love'
A Mixed Media painting on a Canvas Sheet in Acrylics

I may add more details to this at a later stage, but at the moment am leaving it be.

Thank you again for all the wonderful encouragement you have given me.  Hope to see you again on Thursday for my final Face.  Hugs Annette x

Apparently my email account has been hacked, but thankfully no virus attached. If you receive an email from me over the next two weeks, it will NOT be from me. Many thanks for understanding. Annette x

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Faces 25, 26 and 27 of the 29 Faces

Am nearly finished with the Faces.......

Created with Graphite Pencils and Watercolours.  The lady on the bottom right is a popular Blogger, unfortunately my sketch has made her look about 10 years younger.

The final two Faces which will show later in the week are very different from the others, mainly because I had more time to work on them. Hope you will come back and visit, to see the final Two.

Thank you again for supporting me in this challenge.  Have a great week and take care of yourselves.
Hugs Annette x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Faces 17 - 24 for 29 Faces

Hi, due to lack of time for blogging this week, am showing all the faces have completed since Sunday for the 29 Faces and am sharing them with Paint Party Friday.

Painted in Watercolours and Gold Pen, with a digital background.

The Face on the left is done with Graphite Pencils and Faber Castell's Coloured Pencils (another first for me using Coloured Pencils)  the others are Graphite Pencils.

The above are done with Graphite Pencils

Wowee only 5 more Faces to go; to be honest I never thought would get this far so am feeling pretty pleased with myself and its taught me not to be such a scaredy cat about Art Challenges.

Thank you so much for supporting me here and also on Facebook, your encouragement has kept me going.

Wishing you a great weekend and be happy.  Hugs Annette xx

WOO HOO, just found out I'm the featured Artist this week at Paint Party Friday, such an honour.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

FACE 16 of 29 FACES

Hi, thank you for dropping by.  This weekend I got my long forgotten Watercolours out, mainly forgotten because am rubbish with them............but a challenge is a challenge right.............

This portrait was loosely based from a page in a Hairdressing Magazine.  Why do these girls never smile..........a pout seems to be the thing these days.  So giving you the pout...........

Am loving seeing all the different portraits on 29 Faces, so many techniques and so much to learn.
Wishing you a great day, hugs Annette x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Faces 12 - 15 for 29 Faces

Wow am at half way point.............woo hoo

and here she is before I sprayed her with homemade inks and extra colours

Then some
 Graphite sketches

Thank you for following me on my journey of faces, the benefit for me has been whereas it took me at least a couple of hours to sketch and lots of rubbing out, it now takes about half an hour and very little rubbing out, so lots of pluses.  Am joining this with Paint Party Friday.

Take care of yourselves and have a great week and weekend.  Hugs Annette x

Monday, 10 February 2014

Faces 10 and 11 for 29 FACES

Hi, back to the Graphite Pencils again today for Faces 10 and 11 of 29 Faces.

Have never blogged so much in a month, now I know why, it takes up so much

Thank you for visiting me and wishing you a lovely day.  Hugs Annette x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Face 9 and Mix it Monthly

Hi, Happy trying something a little different, this time using paint to outline my face and adding the details last...........never tried it this way round before and have to say its very freeing.

I collect Owls and this is a painting of my latest purchase.  (Cut out and placed on a digital background)

My contribution to Mix It Monthly - Pets

Looking forward to seeing everyones faces today, as they are always wonderful and very inspiring.
Take care of yourselves and have a goodly day, hugs Annette x

Friday, 7 February 2014

29 Faces - Faces 7 and 8

Hi, am sharing my Faces with Paint Party Friday.  Am slightly ahead because am away all day Saturday.
These are the latest Faces.  Am still trying for realistic, which is a personal challenge.

I know I said after the last male fiasco that would never draw a man it a moment of weakness......

The following Faces are from in the week...........Faces 1 to 6

All the above faces need some work done to them when time allows.  So far am really enjoying the challenge of drawing a face a day......only 21 more to do..............eeek.

Thank you for dropping in, will see you either today or on Sunday, in the meantime take care of yourselves,
Hugs Annette x

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

29 Faces - Days 5 and 6

Hi, am back with the ladies today, again sketches in pencil.

These still need some work on them, shading and so forth but ran out of time................

Hope you are having a great week and thank you for dropping in and supporting my efforts.  Hugs Annette x

Monday, 3 February 2014

29 Faces - Days 3 and 4

Hi, after doing ladies thought I would try my hand at sketching men..............not with great results, but then what is a challenge if you don't stretch yourself and come out of your comfort zone, but don't think I will be doing men again anytime soon............

This was supposed to be Roy Cropper a character from the soap 'Coronation Street'
not sure what went
An Asian Gentleman
Am showing two faces today as need to free up some time tomorrow for painting.

Thanking you again for your great support, have a lovely day, Hugs Annette x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

29 Faces - Day 2

Hi, thank you for all the encouraging comments yesterday on my sketch, its greatly appreciated.

Another Pencil Sketch

Am not sure if I can blog every day as life is a bit busy here at the moment.  But will be doing a sketch each day and will probably blog a couple at a time.

Wishing you a Happy Sunday and thank you for dropping in and your support for the 29 Faces challenge.
Hugs Annette x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

29 FACES - Day 1

Hi, when I saw this challenge to create a face every day for 29 days from Ayala Art, I thought no way, then methinks you definitely need the practice so get off your lazy butt and join in.  My personal challenge is to try and draw faces that are more realistic........mmm not easy, but here goes.....

Still a bit cartoonish
Drawn in Pencil

There are many artists taking part in this challenge from all over the world and many are already brilliant at making faces and then there are a few of us who are  But a challenge is a challenge right.

So if you fancy joining in with 29 Faces press HERE for the link

Wishing you a lovely day and take care, hugs Annette x