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Watercolor eyes in flesh tone tutorial

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Published: May 19, 2012
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MATERIALS

✿ watercolor paper block (tip: if you don't work on block and use only paper, stretch it, otherwise it will curl. More tips > WATERCOLOR PAPER GUIDE)

brushes: no.10 & no. 4 round sable (used for most of the painting), no. 2/0 (I didn't use pen during this painting, I tried not to rely on anything but this last brush when working on details)

watercolors (I used liquid watercolor Ecoline for this painting)

white ink for details

For more tips on materials, see detailed articles written for %projecteducate
Artist's Toolbox: WATERCOLOR EQUIPMENT
Artist's Toolbox: WATERCOLOR EQUIPMENT II, Additional Tools




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



▲ 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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xxBastetHobbyist General Artist
Will be giving this a try! Thanks!
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Lovely-BacarHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice tutorial
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firesparkesProfessional General Artist
Nice job! 
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you for seeing this :)
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PEHDTSCKJMBAHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you for this, always interesting to see how another artist works. Also makes me realize how ass backward I do things. :)
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
Haha, you sure know there is no correct way to do stuff, it could have been done by many other ways, at the moment I work from larger more transparent layers to adding details at the end. It's fun trying new things though :)
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Mermaid91Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! I used you tutorial for a painting that I just completed, and I wanted to thank you so much for posting this! Lily Thank you 

If you would like to see my painting, here you go fav.me/d8hp2oq :D
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honey-beStudent General Artist
wow thank you so much <3 
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Dudley731Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to officially start painting in some way, but now after seeing this tutorial, I can now properly execute a real painting with these tips, thanks for the tutorial, it really helped me a lot, in my journey to create actual paintings. :)
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
I'm glad to hear that, best of luck :)
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Dudley731Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never painted before, especially in watercolor, so it'll definitely be a new experience, and thanks. :)
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RomancesSansParolesStudent Photographer
Thank you for this! I wanted to start waters colors again and this is perfect! :love:
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome and good luck trying them out :)
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jasmine2792Professional Digital Artist
Realistic Photoshop CS6 Watercolor & Paint Brushes
These are real brushes not just pictures, actual brushes with sensibility (if you use a graphic tablet) There are 130+ brushes. Enjoy.
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MisaSamiStudent Traditional Artist
That's awesome! Thank you!Mabelpines 
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BionicleFuzzyMelonHobbyist General Artist
I want to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome - enjoy :)
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I love your work...Inspiring.
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Very helpful ! Thanks !
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ArtByCher Traditional Artist
Awesome, my friend!
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jane-beataProfessional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Such attention to detail. I noticed the blood vessels in the eye ball. 
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