1. Supplies you will need: Wool roving-depending on what color eyes I'm making, I use a bunch of different shades of that color in order to get an effective color gradient. I also choose a base color, in this case, black, and white will be used for the eye reflection. You'll of course also need your handy-dandy needle felting needle!
2-3. I first start with a small amount of the base color. You don't need much. You are simply going to make a basic outline/shape for the eyes. Don't worry about show-through at this point.
4. Once you like how the eyes are shaped and positioned, add more of the base color until there is no more show-through.
5. You're now ready to add the iris colors! I start off with the darkest color first and add it where needed.
6. I then add a smaller amount of the next darkest shade within the confines of the darkest shade so that you can still see the darker edges and base color.
7. The lightest shade is then added just to highlight the colors that are already there. Lastly, add the reflective whites.
And there you have it, needle felted eyes!
I am SO excited! Thank you for this, and all of your tutorials. I am working on your baby pikachu right now, and I picked up what I needed to try out needle felting for the first time—I decided I simply cannot make Pokémon unless I can learn to make their eyes amazing—like yours. I am excited that your designs are giving this ol’ mom/gramma an opportunity to connect with my adult kids, as well as my grandkids and our newly adopted little ones too. Everyone is obsessed with Pokémon...so at least in this I can learn to appreciate what they love so much, and maybe they will appreciate my efforts for them too! So thank you, a million times over!
my C'thul'hu looks more sad than creepy, but the eyes turned out wonderful! Thanks for a