Saturday, April 18, 2009

With Love

Here is my latest ACEO which is now available to purchase on ebay. Some of the animals I love to draw are not available here in Australia, such as hamsters, and so then I rely on the generosity of photographers on sites such as flickr to allow me to use their images as reference photos. I would like to dedicate todays blog to one of those photographers "Pyza" whose reference photo I used for this artwork, and several of the pieces I have done that include hamsters. It really is worth checking out her photostream to see her gorgeous little hamsters and the delightful photos she takes of them. She obviously adores these little animals like children, and I cannot view her site without breaking into a big smile. A big thankyou to her for allowing me the honour of drawing her little pets.


artbyakiko said...

Beautiful, Karen! Love the rose also. You should make greeting cards out of this; it's just too cute!

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Hi Karen! I bequeathed a blogging award to you. Stop by my blog to pick it up. :) Your little paintings just keep getting better and better!!

DEB said...

Karen, Your art is so inviting and rich! I hope you don't mind if I become one of your blog followers. I've painted a lot of subjects similar to yours...Animals with flowers most recently. Can't wait to see your next post!

Mona said...

Karen, is there anything you can discuss about working in colored pencil on the surface of drafting film? I haven't tried this surface yet, but I'm curious about it.

pencilportraits said...

Hi Karen, I've just followed your link from Melody Lea Lamb's blog, your art is quite stunning, I'll be back to visit again as I'm quite enchanted

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Hi girls,

Firstly a huge thankyou to Melody for giving this award - what a darling you are!!!

Thank you to everyone else for stopping by. I do appreciate your wonderful feedback and comments.

Mona, I am happy to give you any information you need on drafting film. Just wondering if you were aware that I have two tutorials on my website on using this medium. If you get a chance have a little sticky beak and if that raises more questions, I am happy to go through them with you.

Take care all


PaintDog said...

Wow, Karen your art is wonderful - such detail, softness and life! No wonder Mel raved about you and gave you a "Blogging Award". I'm honored to be in such good company with you and Akiko :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!


Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Ann, this is such a fabulous way to meet and get to know talented artists like yourself - I just love it.
Take care

Mona said...

Found them Karen, thanks. From the description on your tutorial it sounds like drafting film is the same thing as Denril, and looking on line I see things listed like 'drafting vellum', would this be on the right track?

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Hi Mona,

It seems so confusing there in the US (I assume you are from there), because you have so much to choose from. I have never heard of Denril. I am a little wary of anything that says vellum because that often refers to anything from tracing paper to parchment which has a little more texture than drafting film, but can still be lovely to work with. One of my US customers said she found it under the brand of Grafix - I hope that helps. I honestly don't have a brand name for you that I use because my art supplier just sells it as drafting film - with only one type to choose from.
Let me know how you go.
All the best, Karen