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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.
Wow, I too thought it was digital, very beautiful work!
Thank you so very much Swaby!!!
– Karen Hull
Beautiful Karen……the colours are so vibrant.
Thank you so much Vic and a Happy New Year to you!!
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 ;)
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 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!!! :)
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!!!
Thank you so much Douglas!!!!
I agree with Ismal! You are superb!
Your own work is superb, so I am humbled by your lovely comments Robbie – thank you!!!
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!!
Another Karen Hull masterpiece… beautifully done ….(O:
Thank you so much Connie!!!! :)