Friday, 2 October 2015

A month of faces ...

I finished, for the 7th time, the 29 faces challenge, hosted by Ayala Art! I'm always amazed by all the work I got done in a month, and although it's hard sometimes to produce a face every single day, I'm always happy with the possibilities all the new faces give me (for making postcards or use in my Society6-shop etc....). Plus with the new things I've learned, because when you don't have much time you don't think so much about what you're doing and how you're doing it, and sometimes the "fast" faces are the ones I'm most happy with. And there are some techniques that I'll definitely use again.

Here are the ones from last week:

Numbers 25 and 26: pen sketch
Number 27: another page in my journal: collage and paint


Number 28: painted on top of a wooden box (that is not finished yet):


And the last one: number 29: pen sketch with background added in Photoshop


And then, of course, as always: a mosaic of all the faces for this month:


I'm happy with the variety of faces. I don't like to stay with the same technique all the time, I have days that I feel like painting, and other days I just want to sketch or collage.

I have also been painting on my big canvas. I finally know agan where I want to go with it, and it's nearing completion. Here's a sneak peek:


Hopefully next week I'll be able to finish it, and then I'll show you the in-progress pictures.

Thanks so much to everyone who has been following me and encouraging me throughout the challenge! I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday, to Show your Face and for the last time to 29 faces. Click on the links to take a look at all the beautiful work that's being produced every week by talented artists all over the world!

Here's my funny for this week:

 Can't remember if I used this one already, but even if I have, it stays funny I think :-)

The only thing left to do is to wish you a beautiful day and a relaxing weekend! Thanks for being here, I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥



25 comments:

  1. I loved seeing all your different faces this month! I especially like the mosaic of them! (What program did you use to make it?)

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    1. Thanks Robin! I did the mosaic in Photoshop :-)

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    2. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  2. The faces are wonderful, and the large canvas is going to be fantastic, too. Happy PPf, Hugs, Valerie

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  3. So many different faces! I love number 28 - the colours and texture are great and her eyes are stunning! I can't wait to see the large canvas - it looks wonderful just from that sneaky peek already!

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  4. Stunning group of fabulous faces. Everyone has the own great expression.
    The canvas seems to become interesting, look forward seeing it ready.

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  5. Congratulations on another successful month of face making. I enjoyed them all.

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  6. Thank you for the sneak peek! Looking forward to the whole canvas! xo

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  7. I have not managed to complete 29 Faces for the 5th year. My husband laughed when I told him last week I never got pasta day 12. Oh well. Love all your faces. That big canvas is intriguing. Love to see what it looks like when it's finished.

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  8. The way you sketch hair always fascinates me - so great. Haha for the funny! Love it.

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  9. Big congratulations for sticking with the challenge and producing such wonderful pieces. I really like the peep at your new canvas. It looks very intriguing!

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  10. Such wonderful faces, they look great together. And the photo is adorable!

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  11. Oh I really loved #28 although they are all beautiful.

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  12. I am so impressed with this challenge you are doing. Each face has so much character. I really like when you crate two faces together. Something magical there.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  13. I enjoyed every single one of your faces... wonderful job! Hugs!

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  14. Denthe, I really enjoy seeing your faces. I like the different techniques. Your black and white sketches are wonderful - such fantastic designs and your colour portraits are beautiful in a completely different way. xx

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  15. I'm so glad you showed all your 29 faces, Denise. They are so well done. I especially love the way you do the eyes. Always, the eyes sparkle and are so alive.

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  16. Gorgeous faces and variety...I love it. Glad it will make for good postcards too!! And that canvas... .. amazing...looks like a skeptic, a thinker, a dreamer and the timid, while the bird is in the flow assuring everything will be fine!! Very telling...I love it!! Powerful, it's as though you clicked a photo inside someones brain! Who hasn't been all over the place with thoughts like these guys!! Well so far they look like guys but I'm sure that could change!! Enjoy your week!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. lovely to see all your faces together! it is a wonderful challenge for so many reasons. I missed doing it this time.

    Your painting is gorgeous and magic.

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  18. Wow, so many great faces! Great job! Makes me wish i had joined in again...

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  19. Mooi Denise, de 29 gezichten een prachtig mozaïek .....je blijft in beweging met je schilderkunst
    wens je veel plezier met waar je mee bezig bent
    liefs groetjes Christiene.

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  20. Wonderful! Again I just love your range. Fabulous faces. Thanks so much for joining Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  21. Faces are great/creative. OH MY, being a photographer, I can sure appreciate THAT picture. Blessings, Janet PPF

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