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How To Paint A Realistic Eye (Youtube Tutorial) by Iris-ArTuts How To Paint A Realistic Eye (Youtube Tutorial) by Iris-ArTuts
:star:YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL: [link] :star:


Credit time:
*Brushes used for textures :iconnathies-stock: :heart:
*Artwork, video tutorial Me.
*I picked up the reference image randomly from Google -any copyrights belong to their rightful owners.
*This is a non-profit tutorial and serves only educational purposes.

:star: If you are interested to see more of my tutorials, here is where you have to squeeze: [link] :star:


General info: People keep asking me about how I paint eyes, lips, hair and textures in general so here is the first of the series that I'm about to create. :) It's the first time that I create a video tutorial and use a movie maker, plus, my pc experiences several issues so please forgive my mistakes (the typos are from tiredness and I saw them when it was too late :/ ). If you have any questions about the tutorial, please feel free to ask! :D I created this tutorial in 12 hours approximately.

Introduction: My tutorial is about how to paint a realistic eye in photoshop in my way of working regarding texturing / nailing / refining/ colors / shadows / lights. The goal of this tutorial is giving you ideas about your painting styles and inspire you of making a good, good practicing. Because practice makes perfect and never stops. :D

Now, before you watch this tutorial, I would highly suggest you practice with your brushes and test them in several modes, opacity and colors. Also, test them over other colors, for example, see what effect has a dark brown color on a beize one, in different brushes (yes, even the ones that give texture-effects), brush modes and opacities :) ) The brushes I used for skin textures come from :iconnathies-stock: and the carcoal brush for the shadow on the eyelid is an accustomed brush which comes along with photoshop :) Also, it is needed you have knowledge of how Photoshop works. :)

Remeber that brushes for texturing, can have more than one usage. For example, I use a lot the dust brush, the one with small dots inside, for achieving the texture of leather, or add small lights on lips, skin or dust :XD: Let your imagination free and experiment with Photoshop tools! :D Also, listen to music that speaks to your heart and summons your Muse (aka inspiration). A total must when I paint. (I didn't insert inspirational music / the music I hear while painting in my video due to copyrights but you can always squeeze the mute-button :XD:)

More info: There is no need of giving me credits or something like that, I merely want this tutorial to be helful and useful to you and cover your painting needs. I am a self-taught artist and I can feel how important this is for someone who is trying to learn how to paint. However, I would be very, very happy to see how my tutorial helped you out with your art, so, if you remember me, just drop by and show me what you have created! :heart:

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and above all, find it useful. :heart:
Thank you of viewing and have a good practicing! :la::heart:

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UntoldPromises 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
artsy-hamsters Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
positismo Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it! gonna try it right now! :D

Unarla Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done, it looks awesomely realisticClap
This is going to sound really nerdy but did you know the ring of different colour around the pupil is called a central heterochromia?
rephocus Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Final outcome is phenomenal. Amazing detail.
johngiannis27 Aug 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
psarosa oti einai pragmatikh h korh respect!! :D
Iris-ArTuts Sep 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahahaha thanks! :XD:
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