... exploring in my creativity further in 2017



15 February 2013

PPF and Faces #8 to #14

This week I decided to try doing faces in oil pastels. They are an interesting medium to work in. You can blend like paint so that is fun. Not sure that I quite have the hang of it, but there is a lot about them that I like - except the messiness of course!

I am still trying for the 29 Faces in February challenge to explore not only a diversity of media (though all in my "Faces" journal) but also of faces - men, women, children and different ages and races.

#8 - I think my favourite this week though this boy looked even younger in the photo

#9

#10 - Tried to do a "Black and White" (and shades of grey)

#11 - messed up her eyes and mouth - oh well...

#12

#13

#14 - For Valentine's Day - a heart shaped face

There is definitely a resemblance of my faces to all of the photos I used as inspiration, though I have yet to feel I captured a face perfectly. Sometimes though I think it is the imperfections that give these character...     ;)

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! See you over the weekend.

38 comments:

  1. Wow! You are prolific! I enjoyed seeing all your work this week.

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  2. yaay! so many faces! They do have a lot of character, each of them. I like the B&W a lot, looks awesome.
    Hope you had a great valentine's day!

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  3. faces are my nemesis to draw or paint so I am very impressed with these... and oil pastels are such fun to use aren't they ... I love that buttery texture...xx

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  4. I like the redhead. I don't know who she is supposed to look like, I just like how she does look! A lot! HPPF!

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    1. Hi Lynn - it was supposed to be Tilda Swinton with her hair all spiked up - an image from a magazine in Canada called "Zoomer"

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  5. What a great variety...such character in these faces!!
    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. I love the redhead too. Oil pastels are fun.

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  7. I think it's nice to just use a photo as inspiration and not try to aim for perfect resemblance but make it your own. And you surely did that here!

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  8. I like No. 12, he has a nice smiling face! HPPF!!

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  9. Wonderful faces you have made. Happy PPF

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  10. It's amazing capacity for work, does all this in a week?. Saludos

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  11. A terrific selection of faces and all very expressive.
    Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. So many faces! I liked the monk and the heart shaped face :) Hppf Eva!

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  13. You've been busy! Such wonderful diversity in our faces. Great for you for trying so many different ones. Good inspiration

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  14. These are amazing portraits. What fun you have had. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  15. i've never used oil pastels but even the name sounds messy! great selection of faces from this big melting pot of humanity!

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  16. I like eyes expression on your works. They seem to be so wise and cheerful at the same time. Thank you for sharing

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  17. You've had a busy week! Great work on your faces! Happy PPF!

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  18. Love all of your faces but I have to say #14 is definitely my favorite. That heart shaped face is beautiful! HPPF!

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  19. I think the black and white one is my favourite - there's something cheeky about the ladies smile :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  20. Love your faces! Lots of expressions. Great work on all of them. Happy PPF!

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  21. Great faces!!! I'm playing catch up too but still behind :(

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  22. More wonderful works from you. I really like how you create your eyes. Something I've always struggled with. :) Happy Friday! xx

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  23. The Dalai Lama is my favorite! Happy PPF!

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  24. you are doing so well with these faces, I like the bright colours of the oil pastels...

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  25. How cool, Eva, and so many of them! You make me want to draw and sketch more. I especially love the Dalai Lama!! Nice! Happy PPF!! xoxo Silke

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  26. Eva, great array of faces. The little boy and the dalai lama are my favorites.

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  27. I love the range of sweet expressions. Keep up the great work.

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  28. How delightful to see all your faces. You did a good job, if I may say so. I totally missed out on the faces this year, but I enjoy seeing the ones you did.

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  29. Hi Eva! You've accomplished a lot with the face project this week! I particularly love the first one - the boy has such a sweet, thoughtful look on his face. Beautiful drawing! I used oil pastels in one of my paintings recently. I love the look of them and I love that soft, buttery consistency. I'll probably be looking for more reasons to use them! Have a great week. Hugs, Terri

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  30. Wonderful faces - awesome variety of humans! <3

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  31. Wow Eva..I am so dazzled by all of these brilliant and beautiful faces!I love the black and white one..has a very nostalgic feel..vintage vibe!Also am drawn to the last one heart shaped..she feels like a old soulful beauty-a gothic poetess kind of spirit( I think we 'd totally hang out)! I love them all..really love the first one..gorgeous fleshtones and colors..awesome!
    Thanks for sharing such magic and talent!
    Hugs
    Victoria

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  32. Faces are so hard!! You've done a fabulous job - love the heart-shaped one!!!

    Have a great week xox

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