The new theme for August is 'faces, the human form and characters' and the prompt for the first week is 'expressive faces'. I'm not sure mine are that expressive, but here they are.
Having created the background, for the face on the left-hand side, following Roben-Marie Smith's lead, I used some of her pieces: one eye, the nose and the mouth. I then filled in the rest of the face and added the arches and collage. On the right-hand side, I used similar techniques, but painted the face from scratch.