Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Step by Step Tutorial in Fine Art & Decorative Painting Magazine


I get so many emails from other artists asking me what my techniques are for working on drafting film, which makes me realise the hunger artists have to learn about different techniques and mediums. I have had a welcome break from commissions in the last week and have spent the time putting together a couple of submissions. The first one is a step by step tutorial on doing a Graphite Pencil Portrait of an Infant (some of you may remember this was a portrait I did of my nephew) and this submission has been accepted by Fine Art & Decorative Painting, an educational art magazine that comes out monthly. It is published in Australia, but has world wide distribution. This article should be published some time in the next couple of months, so if anyone is interested in knowing when it becomes available, I will keep you posted.
The second submission is a more extensive one for North Light Books. In the past, they have expressed some reservations about a book with drafting film as the main support, but I decided it was worth a shot anyway. That submission was sent off today, and I will let you know how it goes. At some point, I know I will find a publisher, but it just takes some persistence and a lot of patience.

10 comments:

Daniela said...

This is awesome,Karen!
All the best to you!!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Daniela - I appreciate your support!!

DEB said...

Wonderful news Karen! I know you've been trying for some time now to get the information out to artists about your favorite techniques. I'm always so inspired by your work. I'm sure that others will be too!

AutumnLeaves said...

Karen, I am amazed, as always. I would definitely be interested in learning about when the article is published. And the name of the magazine again at that time. Hope I can find it! This portrait of your nephew is exquisite, truly.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Congrats Karen!!! And good luck with North Light too!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Deb, Sherry and Barbara thank you all so much for your encouragement and support - it means a lot. I will definitely let you know Sherry once it is published.

Mona said...

Karen, congrats on the magazine article, and I hope North Light Books has the good sense to take you on.
They are a superb publisher of art books with a great history behind them.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement Mona - I totally agree with you about North Light Books which makes me think I may be aiming too high, but thought I might as well start with the best and work my way down from there!!!

Carol Andre' said...

Congratulations and good luck too! I hope they do take you up on that book- your work certainly is deserving of it. I would like to know when the article comes out too and will hope I can find the magazine! Love this baby. One of my favs...

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Carol - I'll keep you posted when the article comes out :)