Monday, February 11, 2013

29 Faces 9-12, Mugs and the Work of Karin Jurik

Here's to the mugs in the world.

Face #9
 One of my favorite artists - Karin Jurik, uses mug shots to practice painting faces.  She has a blog dedicated to her mug shot faces called BUST-ED as well as her 100 faces project on her website here.   I have to agree with her that it is a better way to learn.  These people have not been photoshopped, altered, prettied, make-upped or anything.  They are a face - plain and simple in its natural way with all the lines and creases and uneven color.

Face #10

Face #11

Face #12

Want to see more of Karin Jurik's great mug shot faces?  Here's a video of her work.


  1. That is such a neat idea and video, really enjoyed it, thanx!

  2. thanks for the link and the video... what a project... awesome... and I can see why you are drawn to her work... I am loving watching your faces this month... you have a diustinctive style and the underl;ying structures are always great...xx

  3. Wow, so cool, thanks for sharing that. It's a great idea to get real faces, rather than the perfected ones I often use in magazines or catalogs. And yours are wonderful as always.

  4. Great portraits! Your textures and colours are wonderful.

  5. Dear Karin,
    I love your faces. The colors are so soft and yet full of expression.

  6. I love Karin style...very distinct..great idea for subjects...all so unique!! I love your new faces too.... beautiful work! I think I could recognize your work now without a name on it!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Beautiful faces and every one of them expresses different personality. Well done Marji!

  8. I like that idea. I get bored of drawing all those perfect faces in magazines.

  9. Marji, I was wondering whether your faces were paintings of real people or creations of your imagination. I am very drawn to No. 10 for some reason.

  10. Thanks for your suggestions and comments on my blog, Marji. You are the master of face painting. I always love to see what you've been doing.


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