THE START: AN ASSIGNMENT
To make a portrait for 365 days in a row and post it on Facebook is not an easy task. I gave myself the assignment of using a different style every day: a kaleidoscope of my way of working over the years, from collage to Photoshop, classic and modern, reworking old drawings – digital or analogue. Cutting up or ripping photos and old drawings and putting them together again, but also making new drawings and paintings for days on end.
THE PROCESS ON FACEBOOK
When I started Today’s Face, I couldn’t imagine that there would be such a strong response. Over time, I’ve been enjoying it more and more, also because of the response of the FB friends. I noticed that portraits in color got more ‘likes’ than the ones in black and white, which didn’t astonish me. Sometimes the reactions were surprising, as in the case of the portrait with the most ‘likes’. (19-09-2018)
TODAYS FACE BOOK
In 2018 I made a book of the faces of one year, a second edition came in 2019.
Wim Vonk, Amsterdam 14-12-2018
More Todays Faces
I can’t stop making Todays Faces. After the book and the project was finished I kept on drawing in a thick book and found other faces to publish. Now, in 2021 I still publish faces every day.