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Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by JoJoesArt Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by JoJoesArt
Heyyy, I made a tutorial, because so many asked me how I draw that glowing eyes all the time! ^^ I hope this is helpful!!

Favs and comments are highly appreciated!! :heart:

If you draw something with the help of this tutorial I would be really happy if you credited me and post me a link to your picture, so I can fav and comment it! :D Thank you!! :hug:

Here is my Fantasy-Lips-Tutorial:

Digital Painting Tutorial:

I wanna see glowing eyes everywhere!!! :dummy: :la:
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Given 2012-05-05
This was very nice tutorial you made; I liked the basic sketch of the eye on the top right - it was a quick lesson on sketching the eyeball in the skull and the shaping eyelid and eyebrow above it, without taking away from the ACTUAL lesson, which was how to color a fantasy eye.

As far as the main lesson, it was expanded and explained so as to make this easy to understand, and was not condensed into three of four images. (e.g., "Make the line-art. Add the lights and darks of the skin and block in the iris color. Color the eye remembering to add highlights and shadows. Clean up the edges and you're done.") You clearly explained how you work and suggested that we the rest of the artist community might benefit from a similar process.

And, it was helpful that you included images that you had previously made, to show us how the process can be adapted to whatever image we are creating, as well as giving the tutorial some context - these were not random eyes you cooked up just for the sake of the tutorial, they were part of images that many of us have added to our favorites list, the bits that made us say, "Oooooooh, how beautiful!! I love her eyes!"

Excellent work, worth four sets of five stars!
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This is probably one of the most easy-to-understand, well-written tutorials I've seen for digital painting.
Sometimes I find it difficult to find step-by-step tutorials like this, but yours is definitely one of the greatest!

I really like how you explained so clearly what you were doing, and what effect it would have on the overall image.
I also love how this tutorial (and your other tutorials as well) have encouraged artists like myself to think "Hey, I can do this!" and actually give it a try.
I'd been wanting to start digital painting for ages, and your tutorial has really helped me (and many others) to be encouraged and excited to start.
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Carlosneu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just gave this for all of us. You're kind on your intentions and fantastic at explaining this. Really happy for people like you being in here, you know? Thanks
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
So happy it helped you! It is my pleasure :)
Myjana Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you a lot :)
gdpr-30051645 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you this is so helpful :)
SativaPhoenix Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ! :D 
gentlepancake Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the tutorial! v tight
Eemsiepeem Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this amazing tutorial! Great for a beginning digital artist like myself. I would recommend this to anyone with little experience!

My version:…
Abnormal-imagination Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this (this and the lip tutorial xD) i was having hard times trying to find a way to color both and your tutorial helps a bunch! ^^ thanks again!
quokkielle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This technique is spot-on, and I've even used it for my little blinking avatar XD Thank you for your awesome tutorial! 
LennyDroesen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Love it!
Madalyne Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great thanks this will help a lot. Having trouble with eyes recently :D
Mutantenfisch Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Keine Ahnung, ob du ein anderes Programm benutzt, wo das so ist, aber bei GIMP ist "overlay" im Deutschen "überlagern".
Wie dem auch sei, sehr schönes Tutorial. Ich finde es klasse nachvollziehbar und das Ergebnis lässt sich definitiv sehen.

Kann ich da im Prinzip auch übertreiben und ein super detailiertes Auge malen, und anschließend diesen klasse Glow-Effekt druffpacken oder ist das dann zu viel des Guten?
TA7L Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This must have taken you a while to prepare. Thanks :)
ajkareze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not surprised this tuto is a DD !!
Great composition, steps are well explained and the right column is just genius ! :boogie:
vishalvj Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
THAnks a alot |
Alleriawolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very good tutorial! Thanks a lot! I've used it here!…
I only did the tutorial, but one day I'll do a complete drawing with this technique for sure! :) 
Pttcrab Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
very well done, clear and simple! thank you! 
When I draw eyes, I have the awful tendency to make them uneven...and the worst part is always the lashes! could you please, perhaps, make a tutorial on lashes (the directions, recommended tools/brushes...)
horsegirl1231 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glowing eyes pls
PipoMcFrugele Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx 4 the help man
Francomonier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
muy buenos!!! re utiles
Arty-Sommer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both very beautiful and helpful. Thank you! :)
Aquaa-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very good tutorial 
xxMikko2Lovexx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, nice tutorial. Now, I have a reference to work from and its easy to understand. Thanks. :) :)
jennar0th Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This is awesome and very helpful! Thank you for sharing your technique :)
Lentionola Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
This is really good and useful.
Dragon-Artist92 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! It's just what I was looking for!  :dummy:  :love:
littlemissmewmew Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
May I post your tutorial on this other forums to show people how to draw stuff but I'll credit you.
CobaltCupcakes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you, this is helpful! :3
Hailstorm11 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good tutorial =D
LauraBach Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for this tutorial, I used it here quickly. Was fun and easy to follow, thanks!
MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This tutorial is fantastic! One of the best ones I have ever seen, so easy to follow and yet it gives wonderful results!

I used it here
Mukaji Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I'm completly new on digital painting and this helped me a lot. Uses it here:…
UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is a really well described tutorial. Thank you so much! :D
Padendra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this great tutorial! Used it here.
(I wish I could do art like yours, I love your works!) =)
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative. ...thanks!
belzxc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this was wonderfully helpful!
DoodleDonutt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What program did you use?
Ronzkieadrias Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer

Mscheveous Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
love this tutorial, I think this is the easiest time I've had trying to color in an eyeball and have it look decent. Thank you!!
Kaitou-kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will really help me with my eye technique.
paulalovesART Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I LOVE YOUR TUTORIAL!! I think I'll try it tonight :))
ExclusiveHin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
thank u muuuch!
Densuo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely insightful. This is VERY easy to understand for many levels. this is amazing.
Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I learned so much from this! Thank you so much :glomp:

Here's what I did --->

rabbs88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
So I just did an eye following your tutorial but I'm not sure how I tag you in it :/ 
rabbs88 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is a really great tutorial, thank you for this. Now time to go apply it! If I post something I'll be sure to credit you :) 
ki-ri-01 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for posting this!
I've been struggling to do this kind of style for ages and this tutorial was really helpful and easy to follow~ :)

Jhnrq Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial, really help me to improve... :D [link]
niddyrocks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened my success was effortless just think of all the possibilities
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