8×10 inch commissioned portrait of a beautiful dog called Dee Dee, done with coloured pencils on drafting film.

Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.

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  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...over 4 years ago

    Your drawing looks so smooth and you feel like you want to touch her; brilliant how you get those colours Karen. Her expression is so lovable, really a sweet portrait! Lovely piece of Art!

  • Thank you so much Arie – your comments are always so motivating and much appreciated!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Beautiful delicate work Karen,
    and great composition.
    Cheers Neil

  • I can’t take credit for the composition Neil, but thank you for your very kind comments!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    Amazing, Karen. I’d like to pet that soft muzzle. Absolutely perfect ~ !

  • Thank you heaps Kay – that’s a wonderful compliment!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Brilliant work Karen.

  • Thank you so much Jacqui!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillover 4 years ago

    Karen, so beautiful, how are you able to draw on such a tiny card

  • Thank you heaps Heidi, although this one wasn’t tiny – it was an 8×10 inch portrait, which for me is quite big (it is the size I get asked to do the most though).

    – Karen Hull

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work.

  • Thank you so much Joycee!!! :))

    – Karen Hull

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    You have captured the most beautiful expression on her face and in her eyes. Her hair looks so soft and silky – I feel I could reach out and pat her.
    Just beautiful Karen!

  • Such lovely feedback Sharon – thank you – that’s just what I would hope to achieve!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    D, D, D, D, …………Dee Dee,
    a face sae beautiful fur aw tae see.
    Yer bonny black face looks sae braw.
    wae wan wee, wee, black delicat’ paw.

    A hiv a bonny black pal as weel; wee dug,
    oany excuse an’ a gie her a hug.
    She’s called Molly an’ she’s seven years old,
    an’ she’s treasured an’ kept safe, as a pot o’ gold.

    Oan draftin’ fillum we hiv yer bonny face,
    dun wae karen oan this rid bubble place,
    wae coloured pencils an’ a lote o’ skill,
    gie’s us a wunnerful wunnerful tremendous thrill.

    Noo Karen we thank yea fur showin’ us,
    yea dae it withoot a lote o’ fuss.
    Dee Dee it up there fur us aw tae see,
    an we thank yea Lass tae the enth degree.

    noo a hope yea dinny think am pullin’ yer leg,
    tak me serious a do really beg.
    Please, please we do thank yea wae luv,
    cos yer mind’s een an skill fits like the proverbial gluv’.

    An in the end it’s whit we see , an’ appreciate,
    yea canny help bein’ sae talented, that’s yer fate.
    Jings, crivins we aw dae think yer full o’ class,
    as weel as bein’ sich a……………… Bonny Lass.
    The Auld Yin.

  • You’re a darling Auld YIn and please give Molly a hug and kiss from me ox !!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    fabulous work Karen…always a fan of your portraits!

  • That means so much Linda – thank you!!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • MayJ
    MayJover 4 years ago

    Stunning work! The eyes look amazing!

  • Thank you so much MayJ – is your name May – my sister is and it’s quite unusual these days? I really appreciate your stopping by and for your wonderful comments!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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