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Painting a blue eye
Step-by-Step

Painting a blue eye

Inspiration can come from anywhere. For this eye, I was inspired by an incredible paint color - King’s Blue. I bet you also already have a color that you love. Let’s try to make this blue eye together!

Before we start

Make some mixes of our colours (as on the pictures).

Before we start

Step 1

As always, everything starts from a quick outline of Burnt Umber (409) mixed with a medium (I use a linseed oil mixed with a white spirit in equal proportions).

Step 1

Step 2

The first pass is simple. The white of an eye is a base color mixed with a bit of blue. If you have 2 different colors on your palette (here we have a pink color for the skin and blue for the eye) you can add a bit of one to the other to create harmony. The iris will be done using only King’s Blue (517) and different amounts of White (118).

Step 2

Step 3

Changing the background color can affect the mood and impression that the painting has. A dark one looks more epic.

Step 3

Step 4

Have fun with a shape! I took a big bristle brush and did that. Also, I’ve added some light blue to the eyelids. It helps to unify the picture.

Step 4

Step 5

Then I took a small soft fluffy brush and started to blend.

Step 5

Step 6

It’s time for eyelashes! I painted them with a small brush that has a sharp tip.

Step 6

Step 7

And here is the result! I hope that I’ve captured the beauty of the King’s Blue (517). Or at least I’ve tried.

 

And we are done! I hope that this tutorial was useful.

Keep working and don’t forget to have some fun!

Made for @royaltalens.eu by @zarinasart artist

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