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6×8 inch portrait done with graphite and a hint of coloured pencil on drafting film.
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karen hull, commissioned portrait, graphite pencil, people portraits, baby portraits, pencil portraits
Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.
Thank you so much Lorilee – she was a joy to draw!!!!
– Karen Hull
Thank you so much Dyle – she truly is an adorable looking little girl, isn’t she!!!
I love all your work Karen – but for me, this one is an absolute favourite. Such soft and fine hair – I imagine quite blonde with streaks of a pale honey shade through it – and the gorgeous blue eyes…So much like my own daughter as a young child…Just beautiful!
Your daughter must be beautiful Sharon. I thought this little girl looks like a young Charlize Theron. Thank you for your lovely comments as always!!!
Wow o Wow Karen this is outstanding. I just adore the work you have done on the smocking on her top and the colour of her eyes. This is an instant favourite for me.
I’m so glad you like it Noelene. I left the smocking until last, and then was surprised with how long it took me. I don’t think I got it quite right, but you get the general idea.
AN instant favourite… the eyes are outstanding and her knitted jumper is fantastic.
Thank you heaps Bridie – she really was a pleasure to draw!!!
Oh my Oh my! It’s all been said before.
We come here frae far an’ wide,tae view your wurk fur which yea tak’ great pride.Yea create wae honds an’ this amazeing mind’s eye,yer wurk sae beautiful; it mak’s us cry.
Sae thanks Bonny Lass fur aw yer effort.The Auld Yin.
Your kind and witty words make us cry Auld Yin. Thank you!!!!! :)
Thank you so much Douglas – I do appreciate your feedback!!!
what a lovely drawing and the hint of colour is a nice touch! ive never used drafting film,it sounds difficult to draw on,is it plasticky? for want of a better description
Thank you so much for stopping by Clive. Drafting film is a polyester paper, so I guess plasticky is a good description. I find it a joy to draw on – so smooth – which makes blending and fine detail a breeze. But any graphite work definitely needs fixative applied or it will smudge very easily.
Incredible Karen. This is one of your absolute best!
Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Jo – I think it often comes down to the quality and composition of the reference photo, and this portrait was a joy to do because the photo was a good one!!
Your portraits are so amazing!
Thank you John, that means a lot coming from a wonderful artist like yourself!!!!