Thursday, 1 September 2016

First of my 29 faces posts

Well here we are the 1st of September, the first day of the 29 days challenge as set by Ayala art and I am already behind, oops lol. The details can be found on the 29 days blog by clicking here Today I am posting a work in progress rather than the finished article.






 For me this really demonstrates that not everything in art is quick and simple, though it can be.  This face has gone through a couple of ugly phases and I have been filming it as I go.  I do plan to produce a video but for now this single picture will have to do as it is nowhere near finished.  Videos also, like art, take time to produce.  It got me to thinking about beginner artists who start out wanting to produce a lovely piece of art.  There are so many obstacles to get over.  First comes the ugly stage.  I can see how someone would believe they are no good and just stop.  It is so worth continuing, you will surprise yourself.  All art goes through that ugly stage.  The other hurdle is the oops that was not the shade of colour I thought it was going to be moment lol I had a few of them but again just go with it work with it.  You can always either wipe it away if its still wet or simply paint over it, if you are using acrylic paints.  There is also the oops I didn't mean to paint over that part mistake.  Oh and don't get me started on the, ooops I dropped the stupid brush on my painting, as I scramble almost in slow motion trying to stop it from hitting my work, mistake (and breathe lol).  All these can be dealt with in a variety of different ways.  If you are new to painting or you are wishing you could be more arty but are too afraid to try.  Please just trust that you can do it and give it a go.  I, along with many of my other arty friends have youtube videos showing you how it can be done.  The 29 faces challenge would be a great way to just make a start.  You can start simple and if you check out Ayala Art She has lots of hints and tips and how to's to get you started This video is not a beginner tutorial however it does demonstrate how I had to keep going to get a bit of work right.


So you see, when you have a hard time with a bit of work and it just does not seem to be going right, just remember you are not alone.  We all have times like that.  Not all art work is meant to be quick.  I am sure that some of the great artists had work that was quick and took no time at all but then other work I am sure took days.  I hope you will visit me again and see the progress on my work in project and my next face in this 29 faces challenge.  






9 comments:

  1. you're right, we shouldn't let mistakes stop us from creating what we want and try to do.

    this man's face looks like he came out of a dream, a bit creepy but not really.

    good luck with the challenge, have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. As he is a work in progress I am considering lightening him up a little. Perhaps he is a little dark

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. It is always nice to interact with people.

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  3. a wonderfully dramatic face!
    so you like elves eh ;-)
    so many of us do.

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    1. yeah that is very true. I am a big fan of lord of the rings too :) T x

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  4. I call mine the awkward phase. I had a line drawing that looked like an older woman, turn into a rather nice looking man. I'm still rather happy with tat piece. I'm excited to see the video when you finish. I love seeing art in progress.

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    1. Thank you, it may take a while to get it edited but I will post on my blog as soon as it is uploaded :) Thanks for stopping by.

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