8×10 inch artwork, featuring a gorgeous Mandarin Duck swimming at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, done with Pastel Pencils on Claire Fontaine Pastelmat.

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Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.

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  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, I too thought it was digital, very beautiful work!

  • Thank you so very much Swaby!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • drawing4art
    drawing4artalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Karen……the colours are so vibrant.

  • Thank you so much Vic and a Happy New Year to you!!

    – Karen Hull

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonalmost 5 years ago

    this is so stunning,cant believe you did it with pencils!

  • Thank you so much Maria for your lovely comments, although they were pastel pencils, not regular pencils ;)

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardineralmost 5 years ago

    The trophy has grown in size since all the red bubble troubles.
    Sorry will look into it :(
    The Auld Yin.

  • Wow – it sure did grow!!! Makes me smile even more!!! You have such a way with words Alex thank you – I have had a brief break spending quality time with family as promised but it is time to get back into being creative again!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Bridie Flanagan
    Bridie Flanaganalmost 5 years ago

    Karen this is so beautiful.the way you capture reality is beyond my understanding,,,I can only picture you sitting in total concentration….truly beautiful….glad to see you back.

  • Thank you Bridie – lovely to hear from you. I do sit in total concentration actually and then end up with a big knot between the shoulders so I have to work out a way to work a bit more freely – LOL!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful rendering of a piece of nature at her best !!LIZ

  • Thank you Liz – I was so happy to get this photo, because I knew it would be a joy to draw!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntalmost 5 years ago

    Superb work!

  • Thank you so much Douglas!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Robbiegraham
    Robbiegrahamalmost 5 years ago

    I agree with Ismal! You are superb!

  • Your own work is superb, so I am humbled by your lovely comments Robbie – thank you!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonalmost 5 years ago

    yes i meant pastel pencils, thats why i was impressed as i find them a bit inconsistent for seamless work.

  • Sorry Maria – I feel the seamlessness is probably owed a lot to the surface as well. This is the first time I have tried the Clairefontaine Pastelmat and I have to say it is a joy to work with, making smooth application very easy!!

    – Karen Hull

  • conniecrayon
    conniecrayonalmost 5 years ago

    Another Karen Hull masterpiece… beautifully done ….(O:

  • Thank you so much Connie!!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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