I have lost track over the years of how many times I have been asked to create a tutorial on drawing animals with white fur. This gorgeous little dog called Monty seemed like the perfect candidate. This comprehensive 28 page step by step tutorial is full of high resolution images and simple to follow instructions and explains which colours to use to achieve realistic portraits of animals with white fur and is available from my website here. Pencils used in this tutorial include Prismacolors, Polychromos, Lyra Rembrandts and Verithins.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Unsure about which coloured pencil brands to buy, or which surfaces will best suit your needs? Which ones erase the best, or work best with solvents? Looking to learn more about the different blending methods? This 52 page information kit Coloured Pencil Basics for Artists of All Levels will answer all those questions and many more. Inside the kit you will also find a special thank you discount code of 10% off your next purchase.
Struggling to get a rich and uniform black colour in your coloured pencil backgrounds? This 30 page information kit How to get Rich Black Backgrounds in Coloured Pencil road tests 14 different black pencils and shows you which coloured pencils will give you the darkest, most consistent black colour. We look at whether using a blender or solvent will make the blacks smoother or richer and also how the wax and oil based pencils perform when used over other mediums such as markers and watercolour pencils. Whether you are a purist and prefer working in 100% coloured pencil, or are happy to mix your coloured pencils with other mediums there is a solution in this kit for you.
Friday, February 26, 2016
I have been contacted several times by the host of my 9 year old website telling me that the software I used to create my site all those years ago will soon become obsolete and so after much procrastinating and resistance I have created a whole new website under the domain name www.karenhullart.com and am so much happier with the new site and wonder why I didn't do this years ago!! My old site www.miniatureartbykhull.com will still operate for the next month and will then cease to exist and the domain will redirect to my new site. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any issues with or feedback about the new site :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I am extremely excited to announce that Australia proudly now has its own coloured pencil society. We invite everyone, artists and appreciators, local and international, to join the AUSCPA family and grow with us towards creating an internationally recognised pool of talent and inspiration, particularly for those who have never used coloured pencils before! Please visit our website www.auscpa.org and explore the possibilities! (I for one am extremely proud to be a part of this, and know what we have planned! It is truly a new era for coloured pencils in Australia! )
Monday, July 13, 2015
|The Curious Visitor|
Coloured pencil, pan pastels and a touch of ink on four sheets of
drafting film separated by thin layers of resin
As some of you know, I have been experimenting lately with using resin in my artworks, although my previous attempts have used acrylic for subsequent layers. Whilst working on my last piece, I became a bit frustrated with the way the acrylic applied to the resin and so I decided to discard it for a while and experiment with multiple layers of drafting film that had coloured pencil applied to them and then the resin in between each layer. I had a bit of an idea as to how the finished piece might look, but also had to let go of the total control I usually like to have and allow the piece to develop in its own way. The following images show the three earlier layers and how this piece developed.
The first layer was drawn using pan pastels and the resin under this layer was tinted with avocado green resin colouring agent.
This second layer was drawn using coloured pencils and some pan pastels were also added to the back of the film to enhance the look of the disappearing horizon. As you can see, this scanned version of the second layer has a lot more detail than you can see in the final piece, but I really wasn't disappointed to lose that clarity - it added to the misty effect I was after.
This image shows the third layer after it has been added to the other two layers. This layer was drawn using only a black Polychromo pencil.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Coloured pencil on drafting film and 14 layers of acrylic and resin
This is my latest venture into the world of 3D resin art - I still have a long way to go in perfecting this technique, but am having fun along the way.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The following images show you the 14 steps involved in creating this 3D resin artwork
|I Know You're In There|
Coloured pencil on drafting film and acrylic and resin on wood
This is the first layer and was drawn using coloured pencils on drafting film.
All subsequent layers were painted using acrylics, with a thin layer of two part epoxy resin between each layer of pant to slowly build up depth and dimension.