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8×10 inch artwork done with Pastel pencils and Pan pastels on Pastelmat. This was not a commissioned portrait, but because I wanted to assess the suitability of Pastelmat for doing pet portraits. I have to say I’m definitely a convert – it was easy to achieve the nice soft look that velour gives, but the pastel stays put!!!
The reference photo for this image was provided by bwhistler from Flickr photos creative commons and was used with his kind permission.

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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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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done – - – soft and pretty!!!

  • Thank you so much Lorilee – softness was what I was hoping to achieve – so that’s wonderful :)

    – Karen Hull

    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Dave!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Davies
    Daviesalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding work as always Karen.I thought it was a photography when I first saw it.

  • That’s a lovely compliment Noelene and thank you!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful Karen..there is such a tender softness with this – and the eyes are just stunning!

  • Thank you heaps Sharon – always the eyes and I appreciate that so much!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Misti Love
    Misti Lovealmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful and very lifelike looking!!

  • This makes my day – thank you so much for the feature!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    So gorgeous Karen x

  • Thank you heaps Anita!!! xx

    – Karen Hull

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    That is just delightful, Karen

  • I’m so glad you like it Hilary and thank you heaps!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 5 years ago

    very cute and nice

  • Thank you so much Bobby – keep drawing!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous work!!!

  • Thank you very much Deborah!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwavealmost 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing Karen…………………………….Barbara

  • Much appreciated Barbara – thank you so much!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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