A Tender Moment by Karen  Hull

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8.5 × 10cm (3 1/2 × 4inches) Miniature Art done on Essdee Scratchboard using a fine needle. I took the reference photo for this artwork when we visited Taronga Zoo and was touched by the bond between mother and infant.

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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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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work and such a great subject x

  • Thank you so much Irene – I so appreciate your comments!!! xx

    – Karen Hull

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful rendering of this tender moment Karen..!….What an interesting medium.

  • It is an interesting medium Meg – something different for fun and thank you for your lovely comments!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 4 years ago

    Wow…great job with the scratchboard, Karen!!! I’ve wanted to try it, but I’m a little intimidated by it. I don’t think I’d do it justice like you have with this amazing rendering. Really really beautiful work!!!

  • I’m sure you would Nori!!! It is definitely different as you have to think backwards to how we usually think when we are drawing, but it really is fun for a change. Have a go – I’d love to see what you produce!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Such a precious image Karen. Nothing is more touching than that of a mother’s love to her child – you have captured this tender moment perfectly!

  • So true Sharon – the bond seems no less in a chimp than it is in a human, and it is just so beautiful to watch.

    – Karen Hull

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    wow this is great!!! instant fav

  • Thank you so much Nisha – I’m so happy you like it!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Davies
    Daviesover 4 years ago

    Outstanding and beautiful work Karen.

  • Thank you Noelene – always so generous!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    This is lovely Karen

  • Thank you heaps Jacqui – I always appreciate you stopping by!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    A kent it Bonny Lass whin yea did ma photie yea wid git the bug tae dae anither monkey. Mind yea this wan might jist be mair hansome but as a wis a lote aulder than these twa monkeys a should get mair credits. Sich a wonderful effert way jist a needle; yer a genius Bonny lass.
    Hoo-ever watch oot fur aw they grateful relations bonny Lass cos’ they wull turn up in their thoosands.

    The Auld Yin.

  • You were definitely the inspiration for this one for sure Auld Yin – how clever of you to pick it!!!! The likeness is uncanny!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • P.S. love this new animation – just gorgeous!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • jojophine4
    jojophine4over 4 years ago

    Wow! How beautiful. So detailed, you were so luck to get this shot too:-)

  • I was lucky to get this shot – I could watch the chimps and gorillas for hours. The teenage males playing amuck and wrestling with each other reminded me exactly of our own four boys – the similarities between us and the apes are fascinating!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Wow, just gorgeous work. I’m always impressed.

  • Thank you so much Jim and you are always so generous!!!

    – Karen Hull

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