Face Making

Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

Natural coloring

2015 . 11 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

giraffe coloring book

The way we understand color is fascinating me.


Copyleft versus copyright

2015 . 11 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

cat art

Ever wondered what would happen if someone who believes in copyright and someone who doesn’t sat down to have a civil conversation? We’ll all get to find out this December!

Finger painting / Peinture au doigt

2015 . 11 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn artist

It’s what I do. C’est ce que je fais.

Color me!

2015 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

coloring book

Crime Against Nature is now a coloring book for you to fill in as you please!

Multicultural mum / Chrysanthème culturel

2015 . 11 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (3)


Mums have multiple meanings, and the one featured in this video really does after the attacks in Paris last week. Les crysanthèmes ont de multiples significations, et celui qui fait partie de cette vidéo en a d’avantage après les attaques sur Paris la semaine dernière.

Old Portland, new Portland

2015 . 11 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

unicorn drawing

Something beautiful died in PDX, but that doesn’t mean it’s all over for the City of Roses.

Friendship / L’amitié

2015 . 11 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

portrait of a man

Establishing yourself in a new place as a freelancer can be hard. Quand on est freelance, s’établir dans une nouvelle région peut être difficile.

Sketching and drawing / Griffoner et dessiner

2015 . 11 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

cute fox

When I moved to the east coast, I promised myself I’d draw for ten minutes a day. En arrivant sur la côte est, mon intention était de dessiner pendant dix minutes par jour.

Pre-sale tickets for the Abundant Artist Conference!

2015 . 11 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (2)


I’m one of the speakers, and I’d love to see you there!

Skin tone in painted portraits / La couleur de la peau dans les portraits peints

2015 . 11 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

portrait of a man

In this video, I explain how an artist can capture a subject’s coloring in a portrait. Dans cette vidéo, j’explique comment un artiste peut représenter la coloration d’un sujet dans un portrait.

What is your ultimate goal with your art?

2015 . 11 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Cathie Joy Young

I asked this question of a handful of artists, including the magic-maker Cathie Joy Young who created this lovely image.

The tough little house / La petite maison solide

2015 . 11 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

house art

The work I make for commission is important to me for so many reasons, so I always find a way to make it special. Le travail que je fais sur commande m’est tellement important pour de nombreuses raisons, donc je trouve toujours un moyen de le rendre spécial.

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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live in Richmond, Virginia, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...

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