Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tutorial now available in Fine Art and Decorative Painting

Some of you may recall that I mentioned a few months ago that I had written a Step by Step Tutorial on doing graphite pencil portraits on drafting film for the educational art magazine Fine Art & Decorative Painting, featuring my nephew Jack. That particular edition is now available (Vol 17 No. 9), and if interested, you should be able to pick it up from most newsagents (they may be able to order it even if they don't regularly stock it). It is available on-line as well, although at this stage it is only for sale at isubscribe where you have to purchase it as part of a magazine subscription. It will be available on-line from other sites once it has been in circulation for a while. I have three more tutorials to follow over the next few months and hope that they might answer some of the questions artists often ask with regard to working with drafting film in particular.


Barbara A. Freeman said...

Congratulations to you Karen!!! Your graphite work is wonderful and you do skin tones with such a flawless range of value. Actually your color work has that smooth glowing look too! The best to you on this!

Mona said...

Congrats on the article Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Mona and Barbara (I do appreciate your lovely feedback Barbara!) - I hope people find it a helpful article :)

AutumnLeaves said...

They couldn't have come to a better person for this article, Karen. Congrats on a wonderful feather in your cap! I love seeing Jack again!!

Artoholic said...

Hooray! I've been waiting for your issue to come out for AGES! I've just been to the shops and bought it especially, but now can't read it as Jez is studying it (he'll be doing a project as well and he's all nervous now!)

CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful achivement!



PS My deepest sympathies reagrdsing the CS4 hassles - programmes can be a real bugger sometimes!

Dors said...

Congratulations Karen. I hope I can get the magazine in Au. Your work is so beautiful.

All the Best Karen on this and future articles.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Aren't you lovely Sherry - thank you!!! :))
I would love to know your HONEST thoughts Cindy - have you written any articles for them yet? I would love to see your articles in there - your blog is always so fascinating.
Thank you Dors - you should be able to get it in Australia, because it is an Australian magazine, but with worldwide distribution.

Artoholic said...

Karen, just finished reading the mag. Your artcile is SOOOOOO good.

Clear and well laid out, with explanations even Jez could take in and absorb. He was amazed at the make-up brush technique, as he's been "told off" so many times by teachers for smudging/blending his work. They say he must use cross hatching for shading. I said do what you're happy with, as I was told the same thing at an illustration workshop by the artist. He said it was "unprofessional" not to cross hatch!

Your images are well thought out and flesh out all the text. Well done, and here's to many many more!

Rosa is STILL in the current issue along with yourself (6 issued so far)! I'm high-res scanning them for her as apparently the issues are selling out everywhere in Sydney and friends & models in the articles can't get hold of copies!)

I've sent off the first project along with some of Jez's stuff as Annette said she wanted to highlight some kids work in future issues. How about your boys?



Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback Cindy - that means alot!!!!

I can't believe Jez has been told not to blend and smudge. That is why I would hate to do an art course - being told how to do your art takes all the creativity and fun away. To me, there is no right and wrong way - only what is right for you!!!

I have to say since writing that article, that I do still use the makeup brush to blend, but tend not to use the powder, as it can be a bit unpredictable. I found I could get the same soft effect by blending the pencil strokes with a brush.

Only one of my boys enjoys drawing, but at the moment he is too busy with school, work and sport - I'm sure he'll go back to it one day.

Can't wait to see your article!!! Thanks again!! xx

sam said...

Wow, well done Karen, I havent read it can you get it online!?
Hope it opens lot more doors for you terrific work)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Sam - I really appreciate your kind words. At the moment it seems to be on-line only as part of a subscription, but once it has been out for a while it will be available on a few sites. :)

DEB said...

Karen, if and when you have tutorials that you are allowed to sell directly, I would love to purchase them from you! How exciting! Congratulations on having one of your dreams realized. I know you've wanted to share your love of graphite on film for some time now. And thank you for being so supportive and your nice comments on my blog!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Deb for your lovely comments - I love watching your blog and I see you are the featured artist for WFM - did you know? - congratulations!!!