Sunday, September 8, 2013

29 Faces check-in #5, 6 and 7

Here's a quick update with my next faces for the 29 faces in 30 days challenge.

I started out with a quick doodle of a face in one of my journals. Trying to make a face from a more side view.

And I realy wasn't happy with that. I clearly need a lot more practice here.

So I tried the same thing in my bigger altered book art journal. And apparently I am in a green phase right now...note to self: "Try some other colors!

I wasn't happy with the balance on the page, nor with the drawn face.

So I doodled a realy quick funny face in another journal. It took me half a minute, but it made me happy. Look, she even looks happy,

After that I could proceed with the page, having identified what it was that was bugging me.

Added some color accents and journalling about what it was I found out.

I do feel much better about her now and I told myself to Stop Hiding....

I still feel I need a lot more practice with this, but I guess it's alright. I will get there, practice is everything when drawing faces.

So those were my face 5, 6 and 7 for the challenge, still keeping up. I'm off now to check out what my fellow artists are doing with their faces and see if I can find some inspiration in that for my next faces... and maybe lay off the green for a bit.

I wish you all a wonderful sunday and happy painting, or whatever it is that makes you happy =)


  1. This dreamy face I like so far the best. I very much like the combination of collage and drawing/paintig. Very well done!

  2. This dreamy face I like so far the best. I very much like the combination of collage and drawing/paintig. Very well done!

  3. wonderful side view of a face, love your colors.

  4. Beautiful beautiful colors! I like more side views because they make lots of interesting angles on faces. This is very nice!

  5. i just realized that if i click more i see more of your post. all of your pieces are a joy to see.

  6. I love them all Monique.. the important thing is that we practise and have fun with our faces.. I like all of them here -- they are unique ..
    and very expressive at all!

  7. As far as I'm concerned, you can never have too much green... and I love what happened to that face once you added the pop of red to her lips - she came alive so beautifully. Loving your work on these faces, thank you for sharing your journey...
    Alison x

  8. Very fine work, dear Monique! The Colors you used are just perfect.

  9. Maybe this is quick, but very fine painting. All are so interesting and suits together. I like this very much same as one before this painting.

  10. Loving your faces, this one looks fantastic against the rest of your page! Green looks fine to me! Chrisx

  11. I love how you showed us, what you did, and how you did it, love the faces

  12. Profiles are so hard to do. I think you did a great job, and I like the green.

  13. sometimes it is a joy not to visit someone for a bit and then go see all they are doing...your work continues to enthrall me and I just love my journal.....thank you Monique

  14. This is beautiful! I love the collage background and the colors.


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