to the Jaguar itself, applying every single hair individually with a very fine brush. This fur layering process will probably take around 3 layers to get the right balance of tone and level of detail that I like to add into my work and I
break up the intensity of the application by switching to different sections of the painting throughout, it also avoids paint waste as Acrylics can dry quickly so I ensure I place smaller amounts in the paint palette that will be used up before starting with a different range of tones for the next section. There is a lot of small detail on this painting and so it will take a good few hours to complete but I think you'll agree it is a beautiful subject!
The Barn Owls were taken on 2 separate occasions at the Butterfly House in Sheffield, the background was taken in Cresswell, Northumberland which actually has a Barn owl flying through the middle of the image (see the back of the left Owls head) and the wall was taken on different day at Woodhorn church in Northumberland. They were all roughly 'stuck' together to create a single
The Sumatran Tiger was also created in Coloured pencils for a returning customer who allowed me to create my own composition. The Tiger image was taken at a Zoo of which you can still see the bars, the water, rocks in the foreground and the tree branches at the top left of the image were all cut from individual images to create the one composition. You can see the final Artwork by clicking on the image.
The Green girl was created purely for a competition entry for the USA Colored pencil Magazine. You could pull any section from the image itself and create your own composition, for this I uploaded it into Picmonkey and literally played around with different tones, overlays and applications until I came up with the final reference image, click the image to view the progress page.
Any print I offer for sale has been printed on archival paper and mounted using a Traditional hanging method also using Archival and Acid free products and have a lifespan of around 75+ years! Every print also comes with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity.
I offer 2 sizes of print at the following prices:
A4 fits into a standard 12" x 16" frame COST: £45.00
A3 fits into a standard 16" x 20" frame COST: £60.00
Both have FREE delivery within the UK (please check P & P costs for International)
If I have stock available, delivery is around 2 - 3 days, if a print is out of stock, it will be placed on order for you and delivery can take between 1 - 2 weeks.
If you need help choosing a size you can view visual images on my SIZING page.
If you wish to ask for a no-obligation quote or book your portrait, visit my BOOKING FORM page, fill in the form and get a reply within hours.
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I was recently approached by a pencil Magazine to write an Article on myself and my Coloured pencil Art for a forthcoming issue (more details will follow on the magazine). It is always a compliment knowing that someone likes my Art and wishes to find out more, especially when it is being published in a Magazine that goes out to a world wide audience too. I have spent the last few years creating bespoke Commissions and so decided to challenge myself by creating all new pieces of Art for the magazine, some that were specifically created to represent the 'story' that will be included alongside these pieces of Art - a story that I very rarely share publicly.
As I only had 3 weeks to complete the drawings, I pulled a few unfinished works out the archives to complete and I also began a few brand new pieces too - these works all represent my true artistic interests from Birds which is where I first began, to Big Cats which allow me to really push my boundaries with details, a Human portrait which I just love creating and of course the Pet portraits which I have always loved to do as these animals have all brought so much joy
There were a few pieces I was unable to complete for the deadline (Springer Spaniel above) as I did not want to rush them being so detailed however, all these pieces will be added to my website with their dedicated page as to how they were completed and for those available for sale, a chance to purchase the original or buy a print or 2.
Details will be added on my News page once the Magazine is out (June Issue) with a link to the website where you can purchase a Print copy or a digital copy to download. This magazine is a must for any Coloured pencil lover or for anyone simply wishing to read 'my story' as it's the one and only time I'll share it publicly.
Costs are as follows:
Printed Copy $5.99 £3.87* €5.46* Delivery (1 - 2 weeks) USA $4.06 UK £2.96*
Digital Copy $2.99 £1.93* €2.72*
*Due to exchange rate, these prices may vary
This year the Exhibition will be held at the
Patchings Art Centre,
All Artworks have been selected anonymously making this a fair selection process for all Artists, both Amateur & Professionals alike.
It is also worth noting if you are a budding Artist yourself that the venue also has an Arts & Crafts Materials shop that may be worth a visit at the same time!
The Exhibition begins on the 1st September and is available to view by the public until the 6th of October 2013
The newly refurbished Customer Service centre opened on the 7th of March 2013, and I was asked, alongside local photographer, Les Wilcockson, to be the first to showcase our work at this venue for 2 months.
This finished on the 15.05.13
This was the first year that I have entered one of my Artworks in
The 11th Annual UKCPS Open International Exhibition.
Very rarely do I enter my work into Exhibitions and Competitions but as this was for the UK Coloured pencil Society, being very passionate about both the medium and raising the profile of Coloured pencils as a serious medium, I decided to enter my Snow Leopard which was produced in a selection of Coloured pencils including Karisma, Derwent Coloursoft & Caran Dache to name a few and produced on Black Colourfix paper, thoroughly enjoying the process from start to finish. The Exhibition enteries were also to be judged by Dr Sally Bulgin - Managing Director & Editor of "The Artist"
Graham Brace, founder member of the UKCPS and Leah Lister, Marketing Manager at Derwent.
Although 'Snow Queen' did not bring any awards home for her Mum, I was pleasantly surprised to find an envelope drop through my letterbox full of 'Voting slips' from the public who visited the Exhibition. Here are a selection of comments received from some of those visitors, of which I would like to extend a HUGE Thank you for your 'votes' and Thanks to Pat Heffer for sending them
"Amazing skill & patience. Beautiful markings. Excellent depiction of subject"
"Why no prize???"
"Stunning! The eyes follow you!"
"Superb detail. Stunning"
"Beautiful detail and features"
"Outstanding! A wonderful picture!"
"Blown away by the detail in the picture. Amazing likeness"
To see the winner selections of the judges, please click HERE
As I was preparing for a 5 week Coloured Pencil Workshop working with the Colourfix paper, I produced an article within the folders of my website and also offered it as an article for the up and coming September UKCPS magazine of which it was gracefully accepted and added to print.
You can see the magazine here and if you wish to view the content, please click on the picture link which will take you to the original article. I hope this helps all those other Artists out there looking for something 'different' for their work. Enjoy!
Although this is only the second 5 week workshop I have run, (there will be more next year for those who may be interested in booking) this one saw every attendee excelling in my favourite medium! Some are fans of the CP's already (with an ever growing selection of pencils that an ardent fan would be proud of) and then there are those who decided to give them their first test run, with some spectacular results - maybe I am lucky to have a talented bunch or they may say it is down to the Tutoring, personally it is down to an individuals 'patience' , something that is needed for CP's as they are a very intense medium but well worth the results - just take a look at the images below to see some of the students working on week 3 - I am now off to book myself into rehab for Artists who just cannot seem to stop drawing those dang stunning Tigers!!
If you wish to find out more on my Art Workshops, please visit:
Karen M Berisford
1 Day Art Workshops
1 Day Art Workshops
Acrylic Art On Gessobord
Acrylic Paint Article
Acrylic Pet Painter
Acrylic Pet Portraits
African Elephant Art Workshop
Alaskan Husky Drawing
Alaskan Husky In Coloured Pencils
Amethyst Sunbird In Acrylics
Amur Leopard Giclee Print
Articles For Artists
Art Workshops In Chesterfield
Art Workshops In Northumberland
Baby Boxer Dog Painting
Barn Owl Photography
Bearded Collie Pet Portrait
Bespoke Art Commissions
Big Cat Art
Big Cat Artwork
Big Cat Giclee Prints
Big Cat Paintings
Big Cats In Coloured Pencils
Bird Art In Acrylics
Bird Art In Coloured Pencils
Bird Art Workshops
Bird Of Prey Experience
Black Cocker Spaniel
Black Labrador Art
Black Labrador Art Workshop
Black Labrador Painting
Black Newfoundland Dog Drawing
Black Watch Soldier 1940
Black Watch Soldier In Coloured Pencils
Black & White Shorthaired Cat In Acrylic Paints
Bockingford HP Watercolour Paper
Border Collie Art
Boxer Dog Pet Art
Boxer Dog Pet Artist
Boxer Dog Pup
Boxer Dog Puppy
Boxer Dog Show
Brindle Boxer Dog
Brown Labrador Art
Caran Dache Luminance Pencils
Chesterfield Art Workshops
Chesterfield Pet Artist
Chocolate Labrador In Coloured Pencils
Chocolate Labrador Pet Portraiture
Chow Chow Painting
Christmas For The Dogs
Cocker Spaniel In Acrylics
Cocker Spaniel Pencil Portrait
Colored Pencil Magazine
Coloured Paper Article
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Coloured Pencil Article
Coloured Pencil Artist
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Coloured Pencils UK Art Workshops
Coloured Pencil Workshop
Dachshund Acrylic Painting
David Beckham Pencil Portrait
Derbyshire Pet Artist
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils Article
Derwent Graphic Pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Derwent Procolour Pencils
Detailed Art Commissions
Dog Portraits In Acrylics
Dog Portraits In Coloured Pencils
Dog Show Judging
Double Collared Sunbird
Elephant Art Workshop UK
Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Fawn Boxer Dog
Frames For Acrylic Paintings
Framing Service Bespoke Portraits
Framing Service Bespoke Portraits
Framing Service - Bespoke Portraits
French Bulldog In Coloured Pencils
Galeria Acrylic Paint Article
German Shorthaired Pointer
GOLDEN Acrylics Molding Paste
Golden Eagle Art Workshop
GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics
GOLDEN Heavy Gel Medium
Graphite Art Workshop In Derbyshire
Graphite Pencil Article
Graphite Pencil Art Workshops
Graphite Pencil Workshop UK
Grapite Pencil Tutorial
Green Haired Forest Nymph
Hibiscus Flower Painting
Human Portrait Art
Human Portrait Drawing
Jack Russell In Coloured Pencils
Jack Russell Pet Portrait
Jaguar In Acrylics
Japanese Akita Acrylic Painting
Karen M Berisford Art Workshops
Karen M Berisford Framing Service
Legion Stonehenge Paper
Lemur In Graphite Art Workshop
Long Eared Owl
Long Haired Dachshund Art
Long Haired Daschund Painting
Mackerel Tabby Cat
Mackerel Tabby In Coloured Pencils
Newbiggin By The Sea Art Workshops
Newbiggin Coloured Pencil Art Workshops
Newfoundland Pet Portrait
Northern Inuit Art Workshop
Northumberland Pet Artist
Nottingham Dog Show
Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue
Padley Gorge In Autumn
Pet Portrait Art Workshop
Pet Portrait Competition 2012
Pomeranian Dog Portrait
Presents For Dogs
Red Squirrel Art Workshop
Ring Tailed Lemur Art Workshop
Ring Tailed Lemur In Graphite Pencils
Sharpening Pencils Article
Skies Tutorial With Soft Pastels
Snow Leopard Art Workshop
Snow Leopard Eye Tutorial
South African Bird Art
Springer Spaniel Art
Springer Spaniel In Acrylics
Springer Spaniel Painting
Starting Out With Coloured Pencils
Starting Out With Oil Paints
Step By Step Art
Step By Step Art Tutorial
Step By Step Art Tutorials
Sumatran Tiger Giclee Print
Tonal Layering With Coloured Pencils
Uk Art Workshops
Unison Pastels Article
Ursus Paper Article
Vegan Art Products
West Highland Terrier
White Boxer Dog
White Boxer Pup
White Faced Cockatiel In Acrylics
WHsmith Coloured Pencils
Wildlife Art Workshops
Wild Rabbit Art Workshop
Wynyard Hall In Graphite Pencils
Yellow Labrador Art
Yellow Labrador Painting
Zest-it Pencil Blend