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8×10 commissioned portrait, done with acrylics on Canson Mi Teintes Tex card

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acrylics, commissioned portraits, dogs, karen hull, pet portraits, photorealism

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

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  • Meagan93
    Meagan93almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful lighting… again, amazing :)

  • Thank you so much – I was thrilled when I say the reference photo for this commission, because it did have a wonderful light contrast in it which made my job so much easier!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 4 years ago

    Really wonderful work Karen. You are a genius!!! I love all those subtle colours in the coat.

  • You’re the genius Lynda, especially when it comes to colour but thank you for your lovely words!!! :))

    – Karen Hull

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuseralmost 4 years ago

    Wow Karen this is outstanding, brilliant work as always.

  • You are way too generous but thank you anyway!!!! :))

    – Karen Hull

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartalmost 4 years ago

    stunning.

  • Thank you heaps Marie!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant work Karen,
    It’s half the battle when you have a decent reference to work from.
    I’m having to look on the net for a decent photo of a Bernes mountain dog as the photo supplied ain’t to good.
    Cheers Neil

  • I end up doing that a lot too Neil – isn’t it a joy when you are presented with a lovely reference photo to work from – makes the job that much more satisfying!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Just gorgeously done Karen. Love the lighting.

  • I know – I was so fortunate with that – and put an article on my blog using the reference photo for this commission as an example of how to take a good reference photo – if only they were all that good.
    Love you new avatar by the way – so colourful!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • fay akers
    fay akersalmost 4 years ago

    How cute is he? Love it.

  • Actually I think she might be a she with a name like Lady LOL, but she sure is cute and thank you Fay!!! :))

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardineralmost 4 years ago

    Lynda an’ Karen genius’s yea baith are,
    by oany measure by far, far, blidy far.
    In aw the creations yea dae, day by day,
    tae ken aboot Art wee no need be ofay.

    Cos’ ivery bit o’ Art yea dae each time,
    maks me comment wae a wee bit rhyme.
    an’ yer awsum Art yea baith dae oan oany day,
    lits me wae a wee rhyme hiv ma say.

    Yer subjects differ bit aw are class,
    an’ me, a canny lit oany pass.
    Sae baith o’ yea, we luv tae see,
    an’ a hope fur iver an’ iver, that wull a’ways be:).
    Ta Bonny Lass’s.

  • Thank you for your lovely words Auld Yin – they are always appreciated!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • emanon
    emanonalmost 4 years ago


    finally got submitted in*
    Doggie Paradise

  • I only just found out about this group – LOL :))

    – Karen Hull

  • Michael Beckett
    Michael Beckettalmost 4 years ago

    doesn’t get any better than this… ’tis a beauty! :)

  • Thank you so much for you lovely, kind comments!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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