Friday, September 14, 2012

29 Faces Challenge: Faces 1-2

Better late than never, right? That seems to be my motto in life for so many things, including my art. So here I am, joining in on the September 29 Faces Challenge nearly half way through the month. I love doing faces, though, and this will motivate me to keep practicing them. Ever since I was a little girl, I was always drawing girls, and especially faces. Just ask my parents and my teachers (even some of my college teachers, I'm embarrassed to say). This great challenge is hosted by Ayala Art.

I'll start by showing two self portraits I did recently.

They are monoprints. The second one is actually a ghost print, pulled from the plate after making the first print. This process is actually quite easy, and fun to do. This Youtube video gives you an idea of how it works. I have to admit I "cheated" by putting a printed out photo of myself over the paper and drawing over it. And I also just made a tutorial to show you how I made these prints here:  how to make a simple monoprint.

So that's 2 down, only 27 to go! Thank you to Ayala for hosting this great challenge. I'm always inspired by other artists, and appreciate your comments.


  1. Debbie this is awesome... Very interesting piece and thanks for sharing the process.. I'm going to check out the video...something new to try!!

    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thanks so much! It's a fairly straightforward process, and the results can be really interesting.

  2. Great start and good luck with this challenge. I'll pop over to YouTube to see the video, thanks for the link.

  3. The video goes so quickly, and I haven't been able to find the tutorial I originally learned this from, so I've made my own!

  4. Really cool, I am inspired to try the technique!

  5. wonderful to see your faces
    i also joined 29 F later.... still a fun thing to do~

  6. Thes are fabulous. I actually like the second one.I've not done mono printing before. I'll have to give it a go.

  7. Love the second one, I love monoprint.