Monday, June 14, 2010

Step by step Tutorial - cat portrait



Fry
8x10 inches
Coloured pencils on Matte Board


This will be the subject of my fifth tutorial for the magazine Fine Art and Decorative Painting.
I have used this gorgeous reference photo before and used it again with the kind permission of
Kaibara87 from Flickr Creative Commons. Some of you might recognise it from an earlier artwork entitled 'Turquoise Eyes" and it was because of this kitten's stunning eyes, that I decided to use it again for the tutorial.

14 comments:

sam said...

Beautiful Karen, the richness of colours is fantastic!

AutumnLeaves said...

Stunning eyes indeed! And fur...and background...All comes together in one exceptional pet portrait, Karen.

Dors said...

Oh I love this Karen. Yes those eyes are amazing and the lovely soft fur.
Stunning work as always. your the best.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you all Sam, Sherry and Dors - your comments mean the world to me!!! :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

I love how you captured the stunning eyes of this beautiful cat. Lovely!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Lisa - it was because of the stunning eyes that I wanted to draw this little beauty - I'm so glad you like it!!! :)

Christine said...

This is so gorgeous! The eyes are just incredible!!
I'd be interested to know what # Issue this will appear in. Do you you know already?
I am so impressed by your skill!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you for your kind comments Christine. I'm not exactly sure. One of my tutorials came out last week in issue Vol 17, No. 9., and I have another three tutorials before this one will be printed. I think that means it will be up to a new Volume. I'll keep you posted as the time gets closer, but it should be due out some time in September.

Sandy Byers said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous (and that's coming from a pretty p..i..c...k...y cat lady ;)!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

LOL Thank you Sandy - that means a lot!!! :))

artbyakiko said...

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful eyes!! Great job, as always!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Akiko. I got some Multimedia Artboard today after being inspired by your beautiful work and am looking forward to trying it out!!

Carol Andre' said...

Just gorgeous Karen. I just finally finished my second colored pencil piece- I have alot to learn! I want to try some different supports. I do NOT like what I've been using! Yours are so lovely, I'll have to try this if I can remember to pick some up next time I'm at Dick Blick! I wish I had more time to enjoy the net- I always love seeing everyone's work- so inspiring...

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Carol - just a little hint - I don't buy my matte board from the art shop, but get bags of offcuts from out local framer. They sell bags of offcuts for $3 each or 4 bags for $10 (which last ages) and maybe your framing shops do the same :)