The other day while browsing the internet I came upon the 29 Faces Challenge hosted by Ayala Art.
The concept is simple - Draw one face each day for the month of September. Any medium, size, technique and form is welcome in this challenge. It's also okay to post unfinished work too! So don't stress if you can't finish the whole thing the same day.
My goal of this challenge it to get better at drawing realistic faces. As it stands I have trouble with proportion and shading. I tend to stick with graphite when drawing realistically so I can blend and erase my mistakes.
This was my first face. I think next time I will use a photo reference but I'm happy with this one at the moment. I started with graphite only but decided once I was done that I wanted to include it into my current art journal.
I ended up adding clear gesso onto the top of it so I could paint and use colored pencil. I'm still deciding if I want to add more to the background or leave the page as is and move on.
Have you participated in an art challenge before? What did you think?