Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Entry and Last Tutorial for 2010 - Selective Colouring Graphite Portraits

Without a doubt, the most popular of my commissioned portraits have been the graphite portraits with selective colouring, in particular for the eyes. In this latest tutorial, I show with progressive scans how to combine your graphite and coloured pencils on drafting film for a realistic portrait with a bit more oomph. This was one of my earlier selective colouring portraits and I would probably use different techniques today to achieve a smoother skin tone. I discuss this all in the tutorial - the actual techniques used here, and what could have been done to give a softer result. Once again, I must thank Juno Kughler Carlson for sharing her beautiful reference photos!!
Finally, thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to view my blog. It is a humbling experience to find that anyone might be interested in my art and creative journey and all the support and wonderful comments mean more than you can know; and they also spur me on to try to improve and develop as an artist and as a person. I wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year and may 2011 bring each one of you much success and happiness!!!


Artoholic said...

Well done Karen on all your achievements throughout 2010 - may they continue to grow in 2011!

Onwards and upwards!

Cheers and a glass of bubbles as well,


sam said...

You have had such success Karen and next year will be even better, all the very best for 2011!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Cindy - looking forward to catching up more this year and hope 2011 is a super one for you!!! I had just a couple of glass of bubbly on New Years Eve and here's a toast to you!!!!

Thank you heaps Sam - you have had an amazing year yourself and your artwork is inspiring!!! Looking forward to seeing much more of it in 2011!!!

Wendy Mould said...

I love that touch of color in your graphite portraits it really does look great. Good luck with your art this year your work is wonderful and inspirational to look at.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Wendy. I always appreciate you stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments!!! :)