I have decided to take part in the 29 Faces Challenge for the month of February. For those of you who aren't familiar with 29 Faces, it is a challenge where you create 1 face a day for 29 days. Very easy! You can find out all the details and how to participate here.
As a lot of you know I don't usually create faces or portraits but it is something that I have wanted to pursue more in my artwork for a while now. That is why I thought that the 29 Faces Challenge would be a perfect way to kick start this for me! Here are the faces I have created this first week. Some are very simple line drawings or pencil sketches and others are more complete paintings. I have enjoyed the process and ritual of creating a face each day and I have been pleasantly surprised by what appeared on the pages in front of me.
I love how they are all so different! I am going to pick a favourite each week, just for fun (even though it is kind of difficult to choose to be honest) so this week I pick Day 7. I drew this woman's face with my right hand (which is my "wrong" hand) using a charcoal pencil and I then shaded the entire face using black watercolour.
Do you have a favourite? I'd love to know which one you would pick and why. Leave a comment and let me know :)