Monday, October 7, 2013

Inspiration Ave Challenge

Inspiration Avenue's Team Challenge this week is Faces  
and the timing couldn't be any better!


Just over a month ago I rediscovered
the satisfaction one can get from creating faces
when I participated in the 29 Faces Challenge Sept 2013.

From my first awkward drawings to 
modern stylized digital faces, 
it was a terrific growing experience.

One face, that at first I thought was too depressing, grew on me
to such an extent that I have just made it my new profile pic.

It began like this



Then I played around with it
(I think this is really cool)
and becausse I love color, played around some more
and more

I see so many possibilities with this face that I
made a rubber stamp of it to use in my mixed media work.
 My lino block skills are quite rusty and
 the image isn't as perfect as I wanted.
Note: technically this isn't a "lino block" as I did this in rubber;
However when I am able to get more supplies
I will attempt another go at it.

Thank you to Maggie  
& Inspiration Avenue for this weeks challenge!

16 comments:

  1. Hello Diane! Thank you for your visit! Wow, you continue with faces again. Now this face is so beautiful with the bright and clear colors! Whe looks thoughtful.

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  2. I was enthrulled you participated in the face challenge. I love how it turned out for you. We never know what lies ahead. I adore the long flowing hair

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  3. This is a wonderful piece of artwork the face so simple but so expressive and I love how you have changed it up several times...great job Diane.

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  4. OH>>>> I like that stamp....make me one, make me one, or maybe I should try to make one, but it probably would not turn out as good as the "artist made it" Gosh Diane your are soooo creative....good job!!

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  5. Diane, your portraits are just so wonderful. I love the abstract feeling of her and the expression on her face. So 'thoughtful'. As somebody who cannot draw, I'm always impressed with those that can! Wonderful job!

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  6. I love the one with rain drops ❤❤
    so fine, fragile, sensitive

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  7. Great process post and fabulous result. I love your stamp too, good work.

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  8. Wonderful! You really did a lot with that image. I love the one with the water droplets too.

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  9. I just adore your first face!!!So fluid, expressive...and those colours are gorgeous! I missed these in 29 faces..so I am glad I ran into you at IA:)

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  10. I so dig the stamp you created from the first face ~ awesome!

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  11. Very cool! Really like the stamp!

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  12. Diane, my friend, it is always good to stop by and admire your work.

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  13. The portrait is great but the best part for me is the stamp. I've been trying some stamp carving myself and you inspire me.

    Darla

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  14. Wow, Wow and Wow. I love how the addition of colour made her come to life. She is beautiful.

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  15. Thank you all so very much for your kind words of encouragement!! I am overwhelmed at your responses to this piece! A warm and most sincere thank you to each and every one!!!! :)

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be it a single word or 500, i love your comments! :)
thanks & many blessings to you!