100 Day Project: Faces 77 - 86
June 29, 2017
I definitely can feel that I'm in the home stretch with this project. Some thoughts at the moment:
- It's actually AMAZING what you can get done in just 15 minutes. For many years I've been an advocate of dedicating 10 minutes a day to your art journal. I am often met by skepticism. How much can you do in 10 measly minutes?! But, the answer is a lot!
- I'm really glad that I pushed through my desire to quit (and thank you to all of you who encouraged me to continue). I don't have a problem with quitting. If something isn't working for you, you should walk away. But, I feel that my work is getting better through doing this project. And therefore, I felt that I needed to push through the hard stuff.
- I spent some time reviewing the various faces I've made and found myself re-inspired! It's a trick that I've used in art journaling for years. When I'm stuck, I page through an old art journal and it gives me lots of ideas (even if they're ones I've already had).
- For the first time, I worked on a face for more than one day. You'll see that I worked on it in 15 minute bursts for 3 days and then on the 4th day, I cut it up and spent the next few days painting faces on the cut up pieces (you can see a video of this process embedded in my vlog, around the 2:06 mark.)
- I feel like I'm a more confident face maker at this point. I have learned more about how faces are put together from this daily experience. That's exciting. I can see that knowledge revealing itself as faces become easier to create and even abstracted faces have a slightly more realistic feeling!
Without any further ado, here are the faces:
Do you recognize this face?
It's face #76 worked on for an additional 15 minutes.
With another 15 minutes it looks like this:
I was still unhappy with it, so I cut it into pieces and used those pieces to create the next series of four faces:
This is a cut paper face accomplished with the help of my ScanNCut:
Two hotel room ballpoint sketches:
And then a little bit of fun with a craft knife in my hotel room:
- All faces are for sale HERE.
- Face 1
- Faces 2-9
- Faces 10-16
- Faces 17-27
- Faces 28-34
- Faces 35-49
- Faces 50-63
- Faces 64-76
If you'd like to see the short (less than one minute) videos of each of the faces being made, you can see them on instagram or embedded into my vlog.
Thanks for stopping by!