Thursday, February 4, 2016

29 Faces 1-4

What is 29 Faces? 29 faces was originally created in 2012 to celebrate the leap year with art, 29 faces in 29 days in February. It was so much fun, we had to do it 3 more times though the year! We start the 1st of the month, and it's all about a face. Any medium, surface, size and techniques are welcome. Canvas, paper, wood, digital, journals, mixed media, acrylics, oils, pastels, clay, rocks.... you name it!

I have done the challenge before and always enjoyed this challenge and the discipline of completing some art each day.It took me a day or two to decide a direction for this month... Inspired by the amazing tea bag art of Ruby Silvious ( who created art on tea bag for 365 days!)   and with International Women's Day soon on 8 March, I decided to do a tea bag art series inspired by famous women "who have made a difference". I have called this series of sketches "Worldly Women" and each is a quick felt tip pen drawing, coloured with pencils and paint. I may add some stitching later.  I am not trying to do exact copies of the portraits of these women as I don't have that level of skill, but I hope they are reasonable interpretations. Here are the first four .... 
1 February - Empress Wu Zetian , Tang Dynasty China

2 February - Queen Victoria/Empress of India , 19th Century , England 

3 February - Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt 

Eleanor of Aquitane, 12th Century, France 
Here is a link to one of my  previous blog posts about 29 Faces. 
29 Faces, 2013 - art tags by Wilma Simmons 

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