29 Faces Challenge Round Up 17-23

I didn’t quite make the 29 faces challenge, only completing 23.  I had an unexpected personal issue arise which threw me off course, but I’m glad I made the effort that I did.

This challenge really gave me some confidence and got me trying new techniques with my art supplies in ways I hadn’t used them before.

Thanks Ayala Art for creating this challenge!

29 Faces - 18-23

Faces 18 to 23 were all created from the template face sketch (top middle).
Top Left Face – Pink, silver and black posca paint pens – love em!
Top Right Face – Watercolours
Bottom Left Face – Copic Markers
Bottom Middle Face – Watercolours
Bottom Right Face – Watercolours


29 Faces - 17

Face 17 – created with Neocolour II watersoluble crayons.

Keep creating!

Cheers Chrystie xx


29 Faces Challenge – Faces 13,14, 15 &16

Hi All

I’ve been very busy and have only just got round to photographing some of my drawings today.   I’m only going to put up four because I think more than that is too much at a time, so I will come back to it as soon as I can and upload the rest.

My Neocolor II’s arrived last week and I had them out with glee!  I really love them they are so soft and they go into a really creamy when water is added.

Faces 13 through to 16 are a mix of Neocolour II experiments, Copic Markers and a sketch from a session I attended at the Drawing Room in Newcastle.  The Drawing room happens every Tuesday night at the Royal Exchange, check it out on Facebook if you want to come and join in.  They have a great mixture of models from entertainers, ballerina’s, actors, circus performers and many more.


Face 16 of 29 Faces

This is a sketch from a session I attended at The Drawing Room in Newcastle.


Face 15 for 29 Faces

Face 15 – Art Nouveau Serenity
experimenting with Neocolour II – note to self: don’t mix green and purple for a background…yuk!

Face 14 for 29 Faces

Face 14 – Cute girl with bird. Just another quick one with Copic Markers


Face 13 for 29 Faces

Face 13 – my first face with Neocolour II


Have a great week!

Cheers Chrystie xx


Finding Creative Inspiration

I’ve always had a creative itch and enjoyed painting and drawing, but as the years go on and your family grows, you tend to put your own life and what you enjoy on the back burner.  I have always been trying to make time to do more of my own creations but my inner critic kicks in and stops me from creating and makes me doubt myself.  But, that all changed when my path crossed with Jane Davenport at the Craft Expo last year.  Jane put on a mini demonstration of how to draw a face and I sat there mesmerised by Jane’s enthusiasm and ease of teaching.  The creative side of me was bursting at the seems and I visited Jane’s stall to find out more.  Jane had some wonderful Art Journals at her stall and spoke about how she used her art journals as a place to play, explore and improve her artwork as well as write down all her frustrations and then paint over them.    It’s also your own private place to make mistakes and explore different ideas without being judged.  I’d never heard of an Art Journal before, but it sounded like just what I needed to get back into painting and drawing without worrying about everything turning out perfect.   I signed up for Jane’s online Supplies Me Course  and enjoyed every minute of it.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed painting and drawing.  I’ve created a few pages in my art journal which I am happy to share with you (being brave):

My first Art Journal Page from Supplies Me course by Jane Davenport.

Art Journal page from Supplies Me course

Art Journal Page from Supplies Me course

Jane’s course has given me the confidence to start creating again and is a great class for beginner to advanced people.  Since discovering Art Journaling I’ve found a greater community of inspiring people, so I’ve listed them below and that may help you kick start your creative journey too!  Enjoy!

Jane Davenport


Tracy Verdugo

Art Nu Vogue

Magically Mixed Media Art Community

Art Journaling