How To Paint Eyes In Alcohol Ink Part 1

First we have to observe . One of the many joys of painting is the pleasure of observation.

What do you notice when you look at an eye? (A)

Map Girls Eyes
A (Click to Enlarge)

Shape
Color
Pupil Shape
Eyebrows, eyelids,
Eyelashes – direction, length, color, shadows on the eye
Reflection (windows)
Sclera color and shading
Difference between the right and left eye

 

eye structureHere’s a quick diagram of the anatomy of an eye (B)

 

 

Let’s look at some more Human examples: (C)

Human Eyes
C (Click to enlarge)

Lashes

Iris patterns

Reflections

Shading

 

 

Primate and Horse
D Primate and Horse (Click to enlarge)

 

 

How about some animals? (D)

 

 

 

Frogs
E (Click to Enlarge)

 

 

I love frogs. (E)

 

 

 

 

Can we paint them? (Scroll to see excerpts of some of my alchol ink eyes)

In Part 2 I’ll demonstrate how to paint eyes with Alcohol Inks.

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10 thoughts on “How To Paint Eyes In Alcohol Ink Part 1

    • sherylwil April 17, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks, Sandy. I’m working on it.

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  1. Barbara Kay April 17, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Wow, terrific, Sheryl !! Thank you !

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    • sherylwil April 17, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      You are welcome, Babara. I hope it is helpful.

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  2. Karen Risbeck April 17, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Love your blog posts Sheryl! You are a gifted artist and it is a joy to see your work and instructions. I applaud you for the work you put into your posts. You go girl!! 😊

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    • sherylwil April 17, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you Karen. I’m surprised at how much thought it takes to present in a really clear manner. I hope what I’m offering will help others.

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  3. dawn Haylock April 17, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Thank you so much for this.

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  4. Sue Swain April 20, 2015 / 3:55 am

    Wow Sheryl, your blog is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques.

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    • sherylwil April 20, 2015 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Sue.

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