29 Faces Challenge: All the Faces

29 Faces Good, Bad, Ugly
29 Faces
Good, Bad, Ugly

Here they are! All of my faces for the 29 Faces Art Challenge.

Some are good, some aren’t.

During this challenge  I learned a lot about what stops me from practicing every day.   I also finally seemed to understand that not all drawings are going to be good ones, no matter how much I practice.

In the past I drew in fits and starts.   If it didn’t work I’d get into a funk and drop it for a while.  But now I see that by doggedly sticking with it I end up with far better work and more work that I am proud of.

Thanks to Ayala Art for the challenge.

Check out other artists taking the challenge:


Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

3 thoughts on “29 Faces Challenge: All the Faces

  1. Fantastic work, both in color and black and white. In fact, I can’t decide which I like better. Well. I do have a fondness for ink and your brilliant hatching. 😀

    Yes! They are not always going to be good ones. On the other hand, sometimes if you push through a rough middle period of a drawing, you come out the other side with something really unexpected. 🙂


    1. I know it’s true, but in the moment it always seems so much simpler to put it aside. But I’m committed to work through the difficult times make sure that I do something everyday.


  2. Wow, these are awesome. I wish I had the time and the determination to do a challenge like this. I loooove drawing faces, but they are difficult and I feel like I would learn so much from doing this challenge. Maybe one day soon I’ll find time between classes and friends to do this project, or maybe over the summer! It seems like a great challenge, and a great opportunity.


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