Wednesday, May 30, 2012

29 faces.....may 29

so this challenge is coming to an end :( ive really enjoyed it and has made me make something nearly every day which is a good thing :)

martha posted a challenge the other day to do something different and i chose to not use any color just black and white. i had picked up these cheap montemarte charcoal pencils ages ago and decide to give them a whirl...

i tried sharpening them with a pencil sharpener....big mistake , they kept breaking...

i tried using a knife , marginally better but would lose up to 4cm on a pencil trying to get a nice tip...

in the end i used the broken bits of lead and then gave up ....

the only one i used on this was the white one, as my gesso has just run out :(

so now i know why they were cheap.

i couldnt sit for long today, its my pain face ((



id like to thank each and every one of you for all the loverly comments and the suggestions for little miss names [i still have some that need naming and ill be back to show you my book].

its been inspiring to see some of the wonderful faces and meet some lovely new bloggers...


THANK YOU !!!! this was fun and you guys made it fun !!!




12 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Jen... you poor thing... I hope the chiro was able to help some more this afternoon... was SO lovely to catch up today... AND to see your gorgeous book of faces... they are all so beautiful... and today's is another sweetie... do hope your back feels much better very soon... rest up and take care...

Hugs
Jenny x

Melinda Cornish said...

Pretty darn cool......Charcoal is pretty soft. maybe a different kind of sharpener? I love black and white anything.

shirley said...

It's been fun seeing all your adorable faces this month Jen!
This 'Miss' although in pain, still looks cute!
Sorry to hear you are still having back problems. Hoping you have a speedy recovery. x

Alison said...

This little one does look a bit pained :( but still so good... I love all your faces - you have done so well to keep producing such gorgeous little characters in amongst the busy life style we all lead now days. So good to do something just for yourself... Thanks for sharing this journey with us all :)

Lesley said...

Ah Jenxo another cutie but a sad painful face. Funny sometimes how our art truly depicts how we feel.
Can't wait to see your book.
Thank you for dropping by and commenting. This was fun, I wish I had had more time to see more faces, not enough hours in the day but I do hope to bop around a bit in the next few days.
hope you feel better soon.
Les♥

Tammie Lee said...

pain is the worst! how wonderful that you expressed it in art. wishing you pain-free!

Dot said...

You have done such a wonderful job this month with your faces Jen.
This is a lovely (if sad) face. Dot xx

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Love your style and all your faces.
I dont like charcoal either but at least you tried it out, so well done for that.
Thank you for sharing your journey and for leaving kind comments on my blog. I will continue to follow you and look forward to seeing more of your work. I hope you feel better soon

Jensters said...

Your face reminded me of me the past couple of weeks Jen....sorry its coming to an end x

Manon said...

You know what... I think, cheap is the best!!!! You have done extremly well and I so hope you keep creating more of these gogeous faces!!!
Hope your back is getting better.
Hugs
ManonXx

Choka said...

i love your style - such cute little people. i've really enjoted the challenge - it has made me do somehting i was a little afraid of and now i love doing faces... now if only we had a bodies challenge, lol

~*~Patty S said...

I've enjoyed your faces very much Jen...hope the pain is all gone now

take care my friend
oxo