Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bunga's Plea

Bunga's Plea
8x10 inches
Coloured Pencils and Pitt pens on Mat Board


Meet Bunga, the beautiful Orangutan I have drawn as part of the Orangutan Project  and the reference photo for this gorgeous beauty was provided with permission by the generous and gifted photographer Thomas Burns. You can watch a speed drawing of this artwork on YouTube and there is also a 28 page Step by Step tutorial available from my Website. This artwork was created by combining coloured pencils with Faber Castell pitt pens which made the otherwise challenging job of rendering Bunga's hair a really simple one. I am often asked by other artists if there is any way of slowing down my speed drawings, especially for when they are working through tutorials and I recently discovered that you can go to this site http://www.youtubeslow.com/, type in the url of any video from YouTube and you can then control how fast or slow the video goes.



4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Stunning work, Karen!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

your work is just wonderful. I admire anyone who can make a picture look real. Something I can not do. I have a question, how do you stop pencils from smudging when done on paper. Sometimes I dont want to use watercolour, just leave a drawing in my sketchbook but the pencils seems to fade or smudge. I just found your blog and will be following. Must have a good look around
Janice

Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Crimson Leaves for your lovely comment and Janice too. I can't believe it is that long since I took a look at my blog - very slack!!! Janice, are you using artist quality coloured pencils. Most of the good brands are fairly fade resistent these days. I did a lightfastness test of the Faber Castell Polychromos by putting them in a sunny window for four months and they hardly faded at all. As for the smudging, that depends a lot on the surfaces you are using too. Some smudge more than others :)

Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Crimson Leaves for your lovely comment and Janice too. I can't believe it is that long since I took a look at my blog - very slack!!! Janice, are you using artist quality coloured pencils. Most of the good brands are fairly fade resistent these days. I did a lightfastness test of the Faber Castell Polychromos by putting them in a sunny window for four months and they hardly faded at all. As for the smudging, that depends a lot on the surfaces you are using too. Some smudge more than others :)