Monday, April 19, 2010

Next Tutorial for Fine Art & Decorative Painting - Meerkats Only

Meerkats Only
6x8 inches
Coloured pencil on drafting film.
This little guy is the subject of my third tutorial on working with drafting film for the art magazine Fine Art and Decorative Painting. The focus of this tutorial, apart from showing step by step explanations of how the drawing was done, is to talk about how the realist artist can animate their animal drawings with the use of props. I find Meerkats quite hilarious and took the reference photo for this image when we were at Sydney's Taronga Zoo last year. I could have watched the Meerkats for hours - such attitude!!!

15 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I think I shall just have to check out that magazine! And what a cute little meerkat!

Artoholic said...

I do love the meerkat habitat at Perth zoo as well, but oh my gawd....THE SMELL!

Karen, am looking forward to seeing your work in print - do you know from which issue your projects will start appearing?

Great image - you've got that cheekiness spot on!

Cheers,

Cindy

Dors said...

I have stood at the same Zoo totally mesmerized by these little darlings. and They do have attitude.

Great work Karen as always. I so admire you work.

Dessa Rae said...

Oh how adorable! Such personality coming from a little creature.
You do amazing work. I am a fan!!
Dessa Rae

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Sherry, Cindy, Dors and Dessa - obviously these funny little animals have universal appeal and are a favourite at the zoo!!! Thank you all for your lovely words.

Cindy, I think the first tutorial must be due out soon, because Annette said about a month ago that they were editing my artwork to use for promotion in the issue prior to mine coming out (does that make sense).

sam said...

Funny Karen) I love these little guys too always ont he look out!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

They really are Sam and they dart around, looking here and there - they had me in stitches!

Lisa M Griffin said...

He is wonderful... just love your style, all the details and line work, with just a twist of quirkiness. Thank you for sharing.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Lisa, for stopping by to view my artwork and for your wonderful comments - they are very much appreciated!!!

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful meerkat, Karen! I love the sign.
I also love these guys. They are so fun to watch. I take pictures of them every time I go to the San Francisco Zoo.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

They are so funny aren't they Akiko - thank you for your lovely words :) - when are you off to Japan?

Gary Keimig said...

Really nice Karen. You are doing some really marvelous art.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Gary - I appreciate your wonderful feedback very much!!!

James F. Smith said...

Karen-
I see that I have gone into your blog before. With so many artist I miss the artists sometimes. Thanks so much for joining our miniatureart group!! http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/miniatureart/

Love this critter!! A winner!!
Jim Smith

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you heaps for your very kind words Jim :)