Wednesday, 16 October 2013

How to paint eyes

How to paint eyes is one of the many video tutorials I completed for video jug.com a few years ago, but I have never shared it on my blog and so thought I would!


This video was one of twenty produced at the same time and a second set I did for video jug. As the second set involved more painting, they had to come to me and turn my home into a TV studio for a day, which was fun. Although my neighbours must have thought all a bit odd with the curtains drawn too and lots of lights being brought in...

I basically had to sit and ignore the cameraman completely and talk through, step by step how to paint and draw various subjects. Not easy and so I did do a little bit of preparation in advance, but in the videos I do start with a plain piece of paper!

If you want to have a go at following this video, you will need either stretched watercolour paper or strong cartridge paper, watercolour paint, a fine brush, some water of course (I use an old jam jar), and finally patience. 

This is a video that shows you how to paint an eye. It's amazing at the amount of different colours that it takes to paint an eye in order to make it beautifully realistic, yet it really is simple to do. Good luck!