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29 Faces art challenge – day 1- Lord Byron

February 1st, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

For the month of February, I will be concentrating on faces, and since it is very hard for me to find people to actually pose for me, I will be sketching pictures of historical paintings to fill in the gaps with real people.
An artist named Ayala has set up a blog, 29 Faces Art Challenge to encourage us. I chose Lord Byron as my first face. I had no idea he was so handsome! He died from a fever when he was in Greece at the age of 32. He is one of the most important British Poets..

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  1. February 5th, 2014 at 15:54 | #1

    He IS quite handsome – love how you used minimal skin tones with your paint – great technique! Thanks for visiting my blog – I’m looking forward to seeing all 29 of your faces in February!

  2. February 4th, 2014 at 05:53 | #2

    Great idea to draw historical figures! I had no idea he died so young. Love your drawings!

  3. February 3rd, 2014 at 14:43 | #3

    Your drawing is brilliant. I love your idea of selecting an historical figure plus you gave us some background. Marvelous. Thank you.

  4. February 3rd, 2014 at 01:12 | #4

    What a brilliant idea to do historical figures!! And it’s a soft, striking interpretation of him.

  5. February 2nd, 2014 at 13:50 | #5

    Mad, bad, and dangerous to know (as one of his contemporaries said of Lord Byron)! He is wonderful! Love the way you built the upper lip and lower nose. Great work!

  6. February 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 | #6

    I’ve just popped over from Manon Popje’s and have to say I love your drawings! You must be very disciplined to draw a face every day for 29 days 🙂

  7. February 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 | #7

    I love your portrait of Lord Byron…… it’s stunning.

  8. February 2nd, 2014 at 02:49 | #8

    Well, he is one handsome cat! Warm and earthy colors, gives a feel of tranquility.

  9. February 2nd, 2014 at 00:43 | #9

    Great portrait!

  10. February 1st, 2014 at 18:39 | #10

    Beautiful job! Great idea. Thanks!!!

  11. February 1st, 2014 at 16:30 | #11

    What a great idea. I have been wondering where to get my inspiration from after a while. I was thinking of illustrating people in songs possibly. He is very handsome. I had no idea he died so young.

  12. February 1st, 2014 at 15:07 | #12

    Wow, I have no skill to even begin to tackle drawing a credible likeness of someone. This is fabulous!

  13. February 1st, 2014 at 13:51 | #13

    Handsome indeed. And you have done him credit. But I read he was a real womanizer, which makes dislike him.

    I do like your idea of drawing from historical paintings. It does become hard to find a suitable face for the challenge.

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      February 1st, 2014 at 14:22 | #14

      he died when he was 32 he never got a chance to mellow and mature. So who knows!

  14. February 1st, 2014 at 13:09 | #15

    Great portrait!

  15. February 1st, 2014 at 11:35 | #16

    this is a great challenge Mimi! I look froward to seeing 28 more! So how come 29? why not 28?

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  18. February 1st, 2014 at 10:05 | #19

    he was rather nice 🙂 what a great idea to paint historical figures, wonderfully done!

  19. February 1st, 2014 at 09:57 | #20

    Fantastic portrait! He looks wonderfully mysterious. Terrific style!

  20. February 1st, 2014 at 09:30 | #21

    wow its a wonderful drawing. Annette x


  21. February 1st, 2014 at 09:26 | #22

    He really is quite striking, especially his chin. You captured him perfectly! Love your hints of color here and there.


  22. February 1st, 2014 at 08:52 | #23

    Wow! This is really top-notch! I wish I had the ability to draw real people and not just the ones lurking in my head.

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