Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Busy days

Mother Earth
8x10 inches
Coloured pencil on drafting film

I Love You, Mum - Dingos
16.5 x 33cm
Coloured pencil, Inktense pencils and Pan pastels on Colourfix Suede
Lot's of work lately and so not much time for posting. The Mother Earth illustration at the top of the page was a fascinating commission where the client presented me with one of Josephine Wall's beautiful paintings and asked me to recreate it in coloured pencil, but requested that I change the animals and butterflies in the wing to add a bit more detail. Josephine kindly and very generously gave permission for me to use her artwork as the reference. She truly is an inspiration and I would love to have her vision and imagination.
The illustration below is the fourth illustration for an upcoming children's book to be published by Hachette Australia in 2014.
I have also spent the last week working on another commission, which I can't reveal yet as it was commissioned as a gift.
Apart from having plenty of work to keep me busy, it has also been a very exciting time for our family, with our eldest son and his beautiful girlfriend of five years becoming engaged, so lots of lovely preparations going on. Back to the drawing board!!! :)


Gloria Gypsy said...

Your mother earth painting is a Josephine Wall painting.

Karen Hull said...

Gloria, if you read my blog, you will see that this is actually a drawing done by me as a request for a client, using Josephine's artwork as a reference. Josephine gave her blessings for me to use her artwork as the reference and credit has been given to her. If you look closely, there are some variations :)

Simply Dee in Long Beach said...

Do you sell copies of the Mother Earth painting? I would like to incorporate it into my backyard pathway somehow.

Diane Cropper - Long Beach, CA