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Watercolor eye study, step by step

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NOTE:

Originally, these pictures were taken only as a part of my documentation and were not suppose to be published, but when eye study won a DD, I've uploaded them on request for people to roughly see how I've worked. If my intention was to make tutorial, I would have taken far better pictures.





Materials used:

~ small watercolor paper block (A5 size) (tip: if you don't work on block and use only paper, stretch it, otherwise it will curl. More watercolor paper information: [link]

~ brushes: brush no.10 (used at start to place lightest layer of watercolor), brush no. 4 (used for most of the painting), brush no. 2/0 (used for details, it's actually even thinner than gel pen stroke, so you can use white ink, white acrylics or gouache for details instead of a pen)

~ watercolors (I use liquid watercolor Ecoline) [link]

~ white gel pen for final details


Any further questions I will gladly answer, please let me know if this tutorial needs corrections or is not comprehensive enough.

:bulletpurple:Please note that this might not be the most perfect or proper way of how to approach watercolor painting, it is merely an explanation how I worked.

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Image details
Image size
1203x1600px 922.9 KB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LZ6
Shutter Speed
10/3200 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 4, 2012, 6:09:50 PM
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FiaWho's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

This is amazing, stunning and gorgeous. The eyes are looking right trough me and every detail is just, wow!
I love your way of using watercolours around the eyes and then precising the colour on the eyes and eyebrows.
The only thing that I think is negative about this painting is that there is a lot of drawings of eyes already, but who cares? Eyes are amazing and so are these.
And it is really kind of you to show step by step tutorials, by looking at this I learn and get the hang of it.
To end this review I'll just say that this is a really good painting.