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8×11 inch artwork, done with ballpoint pen, micron pen and inktense pencils on polyester canvas.

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

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  • Karin Zeller
    Karin Zellerover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous, Karen! What a beautiful little girl, and love the fact you did this with biro and inktense. I love drawing with biro, and notice a lot more artists are using it for serious work. Is there a particular brand of ball point you use?

  • Thank you Karin – I’m trying to use mostly ones with the ISO 12757-2 rating for their archival quality, and so am using the Staedtler Triplus Ballpens for much of the work and then the Bic pens for some of the finer work. I would love to find a brand that doesn’t clot, but not sure if one exists. Which brands do you like?

    – Karen Hull

  • P.S. The little girl is actually my younger sister and the reference photo was taken about 37 years ago :)

    – Karen Hull

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 3 years ago

    very nice work

  • Thank you so much NishaGandhi – very much appreciated!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Karen a fave x

  • Thank you so much Irene and for the fave!!! :) xx

    – Karen Hull

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuserover 3 years ago

    Karen this is just gorgeous.A favourite for me.

  • You’re always so encouraging Nikonuser and thank you for the fave!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Karen!!…Such a captivating image!! :)

  • Thank you so much Meg – and being my younger sister, it was a joy to draw!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    I see you have been spinning your magic again Karen ….beautiful and inspiring work!

  • Such lovely feedback Linda – thank you heaps!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Fiona  Lee
    Fiona Leeover 3 years ago

    Great work as always…love the almost antique look. Makes me want to try working with biro!

  • I had never thought of it before Fiona, until one of my friend’s sons had to do a self portrait in ballpoint pen for his HSC and I was so inspired by his work that I had to give it a go :)

    – Karen Hull

  • MoniqueGeurts
    MoniqueGeurtsover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so very much Monique!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesover 3 years ago

    Your work is just amazing… I sit here in awe of your talent….

  • What a lovely, generous thing to say Vivien – I often feel that way when I look at the work of other artists!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 3 years ago

    YOU amaze me!! Your work is perfection and I have no idea how you manage that…

  • You make me smile Barb – your work always looks like perfection to me, but I never view my own artwork in quite that light!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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