8×10 inch artwork, drawn with scratch art, inktense pencils and Caran D’ache Pablos on Ampersand Scratchbord


karen hull, scratch art, scratchbord, scratch board, scraper board, scratch art and coloured pencils, zebra finch, snails, lichen, nature art, scratch art and inktense pencils, scratch art and colour, realism in scratch art

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

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous detail and realism!

  • Thank you so much Cindy – this one was done just for fun and I’m so glad you like it!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Wonder if the bird is thinking, “escargot tonight!” Of course it contants that quality that is in all your work. Very beautiful Karen.

  • LOL Jim – wouldn’t that be a mouth full and a half. I’ve never tried snail before, not sure I could bring myself to!!! Thank you, as always for your wonderful feedback!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • orko
    orkoover 1 year ago

    What a lovely work!

  • I’m so glad you like it Orko – thank you!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

    wonderful realism and detail …oh my!

  • Thank you so much Heather – I’m so thrilled you like it!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    01-20-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you again Kira – you are so good to me and I really appreciate the feature!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...over 1 year ago

    Great title dear Karen! Wonderful artwork and I’m not gonna say…‘as usual’ because that would turn it into something less than it deserves I think. But, I am amazed that you can come up with this constant high level of quality in every piece of work you put on the table for us Karen, that’s astonishing!!
    I read Jim’s comment, I’ve had Escargot a couple of times, in Paris even the first time and I liked it, you should give it a go ;-)

  • I should say the same to you Arie – you are so good to me, and your very kind words are so generous!!! I ate lamb’s brains and didn’t mind them, so maybe Escargot wouldn’t be too bad (it’s just the thought!) – I might try them one day :)

    – Karen Hull

  • kappisan
    kappisanover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work Karen!!:)
    Waow! You’re very talented!!:)
    A Big Fav &compliments from Holland!

  • Thank you so very much for your very kind words Kappi – my husband’s Mother and all her family are from Holland so a bit greeting to you in Holland. Would love to visit there one day!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • kappisan
    kappisanover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature !

    (Love it as a Card too!!!!)

  • It does make a nice card Kappi and thank you so much for taking the time to post this – much appreciated!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Fiona  Lee
    Fiona Leeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful….think I’ve been inspired to try scratchbord.

  • Fiona – it is soooo addictive. I find the whole process a bit slower, but it is such fun that I don’t mind. I love the fact that you can let a piece evolve by scratch a bit more here and there. I’d love to see what you do with it!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on being featured in the group “The Birds”

  • Thank you so much for the feature Wayne – I am honoured!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

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