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How to use sketched faces in your art journal

4 free templates to practise with today

Hey Get Messians! It’s Katie here and I am so excited because I can announce that I have a brand new class coming to Get Messy: Sketching Faces! This is a course all about sketching girls faces- from supplies and beginner tips, to finished faces and watercolor secrets!

To celebrate it’s launch we are doing a weeklong art challenge on instagram plus we are giving away a seat in the class to one person who participates in the challenge! To enter, simply follow @getmessyartjournal on instagram and participate in the free challenge starting on Monday March 19th. Post the art you create from the challenge with the hashtag #gmsketchingfaces and you’ll be entered to win!

In the class I teach you how to draw faces from start to finish, but for this free lesson, I wanted to share a free printable with y’all and demonstrate how you can use faces in your art journal. So I’ve created 4 different printable faces for you to use (whether or not you take the class!) in your work.

The idea is that you can use these printables to practice using faces in your journal spread, and then learn how to sketch your own in my new course!

Download them here:

Watch the video below where I’m showing a process of how I’ve colored and used the printable to complete an art journal spread.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free mini lesson! I think my favorite thing about sketching faces is actually coloring them, so in Lesson 6 of the course I share all of my watercoloring secrets for coloring in your drawn faces!
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Action Steps
  • Print out 1 (or more!) of the free face templates.
  • Use your favorite medium to color them in and use the face in your art journal!
  • Share your finished spread with the class hashtag #gmsketchingfaces