Sunday, September 25, 2011

Faces by the Alphabets of Name

in a Halloween costume


I drew a moon face also, but I need at least one photo to capture a shape.

                                I couldn't decide for Chris Meek.  None of them look even a bit like him.

Please see more faces as follows.

I hope you enjoy it!


Vincent said...

Thanks Keiko! Mine was a pretty good likeness.

Luciana said...

Love it, Keiko! That is so kind! How would you draw Keiko?

keiko amano said...


I'm glad you like it.

keiko amano said...


At first, I didn't know what to do with only two letters, but when I drew, it came out easily. I drew yours twice, and I think I selected the first one.

First, I fold a computer paper in half three times, and each rectangle, I just try to make a face out of the alphabet of a name. We have unlimited possibility to do this. So, I experiment different combination, shapes, angles, large/small, thin/thick, and so on.

Just try it. On one piece of paper, we can draw 16 faces. Feel free to do anything within the limited space and the alphabets. I think your children will like it. If you let me know their names I'll try to come up with something.

Rebb said...

Perfect! Thank you, Keiko.

~Little Rebb Riding Hood. Hehe. :)

keiko amano said...

Hi Little Rebb Riding Hood,

That's perfect!

I also uploaded more faces you know except Ikuyo whom I met on Facebook.

ashok said...

Rebb told me about these faces and I rushed over to check. They are fascinating and a worthy work of art for an exhibition if you would organise one. MIne does strike a chord of me. Thanks

That sort of green or colored shading that Ryokan did on the sides looks nice too.

keiko amano said...


I'm glad you find it interesting. Among all the faces, I thought yours came out with a lot of personality. That's what I strive for.

About the other one, I drew them, and the green shade came out although there was no green on the white sheet.

ZACL said...

How original, sweet and delightful. Faces in letters, (and words). What a clever translation of line shapes. You have some super ideas Keiko. :)

keiko amano said...

Thank you, ZACL!

kristieinbc said...

This is really neat! I was surprised to see the name Kristie!

keiko amano said...


I'm glad you found your name!