Sunday, September 1, 2013

Last Day to enter for the Giveaway, and 29 Faces, Day One...

Note: The "Illustrated Life" Book giveaway is still open, and today is the last day to enter the drawing.  Click here to check it out!  And don't forget to leave a comment, okay?  The deadline is midnight tonight, and I will be drawing a winner tomorrow (Monday, September 2).


Twenty Nine Faces in September

29 faces

I've decided to play along with the 29 Faces in September challenge, which is being hosted by Alaya Art.  I've got a tiny book to work in, and most of my faces will go in there (although I may do a few big ones in my art journal too - I'm keeping my options open).

Here's my tiny, 4" x 5" journal...


and here's my face #1...
I made a huge blunder with the ink pen on her nose; so I just cut out a piece of paper from the back of the book, pasted it right on top and kept going.  This is just about practice, and that's what makes it fun for me!  I sketched her with a pitt pen and colored her with watercolor pencils. 

If you want to check out the 29 faces challenge, click here for more info!

Thanks so much for visiting, and for your comments!  I love hearing from you!



15 comments:

r said...

Nice work, Michelle! She's adorable!!! I love your details, like her shirt and headband. I laughed about your nose "blunder." I thought it was just part of the background!!! You inspired me to just go ahead and do one myself. Like you said, it's just about practice. Thanks!

Raine said...

r is actually Raine!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks Raine! Can't wait to see your faces too!

Faye said...

Michelle, you matched the colors so perfectly that I didn't even notice she had had a nose job till I read your remarks! This is a wonderful face. I just love those expressive eyes.

Ariel said...

You've done a great job on the shading and Yes, I agree, this challenge is all about practice and experimenting.Even I've made a commitment to try different ways to do faces.

Sweet Red Clover said...

I love her! Her eyes and lips and the sketchy lines are my favorite parts! (I LOVE sketchy lines! They are THE BEST!!!) I've done the same thing before in my journal...just cover it over with a piece of paper and have myself a do-over! I think I learned that in "The Artist's Journal Workshop" book...I can' remember for sure, but either way it's a neat trick! The book you have for a giveaway looks VERY cool! *Fingers crossed for my chance at winning!*

Melita Rafanelli said...

Love her! Great job, Michelle!

dawn said...

She is so pretty, love her eyes!! So happy you didn't throw away your page or start over, that inspires me SO MUCH!! I too have to just keeping going after making a mistake. It is about the fun and practice of it.
So looking forward to your faces, always love them.

Thanks again for this wonderful month of blogging. It went by way too fast.

Take care!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Wonderful! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee that painting!!

irene said...

love her big blues! lovely. the pitt pen and watercolor pencils are very effective.

Annie said...

Great piece. I find the piece attached make for an interesting look. I like it.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such an amazing face! I really love her eyes! You have a gift for this, Michelle, and I can't wait to see more1

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

She is beautiful. I love how you gave her a nose job!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I love how you "saved" the nose ~ nicely done! :D It's a great face and I look forward to seeing more!