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.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    How precious!!!!

  • Thank you so much Lorilee – she was a joy to draw!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Dyle Warren
    Dyle Warrenover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Dyle – she truly is an adorable looking little girl, isn’t she!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    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!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Davies
    Daviesover 4 years ago

    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.

    – Karen Hull

  • Bridie Flanagan
    Bridie Flanaganover 4 years ago

    AN instant favourite… the eyes are outstanding and her knitted jumper is fantastic.

  • Thank you heaps Bridie – she really was a pleasure to draw!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    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!!!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 4 years ago

    Absolutely amazing

  • Thank you so much Douglas – I do appreciate your feedback!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • clivemeredith
    clivemeredithover 4 years ago

    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.

    – Karen Hull

  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenover 4 years ago

    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!!

    – Karen Hull

  • J.D. Bowman
    J.D. Bowmanover 4 years ago

    Your portraits are so amazing!

  • Thank you John, that means a lot coming from a wonderful artist like yourself!!!!

    – Karen Hull

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