I did it! 29 Faces in 28 Days. Thank you to Ayala for the opportunity and inspiration . . . .
I must say, this challenge was much more difficult than I expected. I found that the only real time I had to work on the sketches were at night, and if I wanted to keep up, I really needed to attempt one face a day. So every night (well almost, I did miss 3 days that I made up later on) after the kid fell asleep I got to work.
I challenged myself to learn as much as I could, to try new techniques, angles & ideas. Some nights I would be done in 30 minutes, and some would take closer to 3 hours. Ironically, I found that the faster "portraits" were among my favorites. I've been wanting to be more spontaneous and the time limit really helped with that.
Overall, most of these girls will stay in their book, serving as references for what to (or not to) do in future paintings. Some I would like to explore further. I miss color and am anxious to give a few of these more life. We'll see. In the meantime, below are the final 8 girls that I posted daily to Instagram:
#24, 24, 26
"Just Be You"
#28 & 29
And just for fun, I put the entire month - all 29 Faces - into a slide show below:
Thank you for following my antics and thanks again to Ayala and the 29 Faces group for all of the inspiration.