Saturday 28 September 2013


 MEGALLYM the MASK - marker pens, Jez
I am so pleased to have been involved with the  29 FACES challenge run by Martha of Ayala Art blog.  It's been an unusual and exciting month.

I completed my 29th face yesterday, but here is an extra.  Megallym said he would be disappointed not to appear in the challenge now that he has been created.

He was actually very quick and simple to make.  I developed the left-hand side of his face from a blind scribble and inked in the outline of the mask I saw on that side.  Then I simply traced that outline, reversed it and transferred it to the right hand side of the face to complete the mask and make it completely symmetrical.  The colouring was done with marker pens.

Masks can sometimes be a bit scary, but Megallym looks quite a gentle fellow, serious and rather sad.  He is probably sad that the challenge is over.

Thank you Martha for this great challenge, I've learnt a lot about myself and speeded up tremendously, seen wonderful faces by all those bloggers I have been able to visit so far, and will be blog-hopping for quite a while yet to see and comment on more.

I have appreciated the lovely and encouraging comments I have received and thank you all so much for visiting.  And I have found new friends.  What more could anyone ask!


  1. This reminds me so much of scribble drawings I used to do as a child, we called it taking a line for a walk. It makes a patchwork of shapes to colour and I spent many happy hours filling in the shapes. Your mask like face is tribal like and very striking. I have enjoyed following your vast array of faces over the past month, Well done Jez!!

  2. I'm so glad that Megallym made it for the finale but he does look sad.
    It looks like you've had such fun with this challenge. I've now got to go back and check out all the other faces just in case I missed one.
    Thanks for sharing how you created Megallym. ;D
    Have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned. Have lots of fun!

  3. What an awesome man you have created, It's wonderful. Have a lovely weekend, Jez :)

  4. What an intricate design, I'm glad you posted him, thank you so much for such wonderful words.
    This challenge pushes us all to do so many things we really don't even bother through the year.
    Congrats of all your faces! ♥

  5. Oh, very amaising bonus! You did all very well and interesting paintings.
    I have to work tomorrow ;-)

  6. wonderfully fun, creative and even powerful piece.
    i can see that it might be hard to stop making faces ;-)

  7. Very creative and unique! Very lovely!

  8. Congratulations on completing the challenge Jez! I have enjoyed following you through the month ans seeing all the different techniques you have tried in creating all your wonderful faces. Megallym is a great addition and an interesting technique. he does look a little sad but the mask is quite glorious and he even has a Dali moustache!!

  9. Wonderful portraits! How great that you used such a variety of different techniques. I've tried that last time in February and made a dottie girl too :-) I like your man and this circle woman you made is totally awesome!! Sorry that I haven't been around much before. I have finished my 29 faces, so I now have some time to visit all the participants of the challenge :-)
    Have a great sunday!
    xxx Marianne MW

  10. Your mysterious mask is very intriguing and well done! I sympathise with his sadness, this was one of the best challenges I've taken part. Congratulations for finishing all the faces!

    You have truly had courage to experiment along with the challenge and that's why I enjoyed seeing your faces. All so different and even surprising. :) And this extra took my breath away!

  11. Love this ~ so cool! And way to go in completing the challenge!

  12. He does look a little sad but he's also very cool! Love your colour combo here. Blind drawings are such fun :)

  13. No doubt a great abstract work, good face!


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