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Realistic watercolor Eye

teacher avatar Nitika Alé, Artist

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7 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Materials required

    • 3. Sketch

    • 4. First layer

    • 5. Second layer

    • 6. Details

    • 7. Eyelashes & eyebrow

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In this class you will go through all the materials and techniques i use to paint a watercolor eye. Also the techniques can be applied to painting a portrait.

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Nitika Alé



Hi there. Good to see you here in my class section. My name is Nitika Alé. I am from Dehradun, a small beautiful town in northern India. Talking of my background, i am a self taught artist and love art and photography. I love working with almost all mediums like oil, pastels, watercolor, acrylics and gouache.

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1. Intro: Hi there. Welcome to my skill Check class on realistic water color Eyes on maternity based artist on love Working with almost all mediums But watercolor being my favorite in this class, you will be learning how to paint this beautiful I in water color. I will also be sharing all the techniques and tools for this painting. So hang on there and enjoy the class. 2. Materials required: So starting with the materials required, we will need a 300 years and watercolor people that is compressed as I wanted, the paper said. That would be a bit larger than a size off a five. So I cut it out off the big watercolor bad by far Briana. Second, a random Godbold that will stick the paper on, and we'll be able to move it to any younger brother out of a packaging, because up cycling really excites me. A good quality. What she doing that sticks on well and does not tell the paper when taking it off after the painting. And, of course, your watercolor palette if you wanted to know which brands I have been using, it's a mixture of Daniel Smith and Winsor and you, too. This is a my brush and number three by Raphael. It has the softness pursue made out off school here, and then I have the special by Silver Blackwell Weight range in number four. The bustle in this is a blend off school and synthetic care so basically will be required only two brushes, one for the first fuelers and the other for smaller areas and details a clergy are off water, a white color, what a based wash and the pope, a towel or napkin or even Iraq piece of clothes do. 3. Sketch: So starting first with the sketch. I'm doing this roughly and not getting caught up with the details year as I will believe, Building up with the watercolors. Also to tell you, uh, I used to. In fact, I still sometimes love painting directly with the watercolors without the outline sketch. Um, I think it makes you more confident with the whole painting thing. And ah, most you start responding to your intuitions. Now, here I'm just Ruff's catching the eyebrows, Just trying on the boundaries. Almost and, uh, just ah hint off the lower crease. 4. First layer: So, starting with the first base layer using on my brush, I am mixing yellow color and my 1,000,000 orange with a lot of water for a thin layer. Also depending on the shade of the reference big you are using. You can also makes other shades off reds like scarlet or crimson to bring it to a color closer to the skin tone in the pig that you are using as a reference. So Finley blending in this layer has to be very thin because you don't want to end up messing up this one this first layer. So while the lower silhouette quickly deepened few areas where I can see shadows, increase lines and corner of the ice with either burnt sienna or deeps colored color, or maybe even a mix off both these colors. So here I'm taking a little bit more off that yellow car to touch up this layer, and please make sure the slayer has to be wet. What I'm doing this. Otherwise you'll just have ah, a lot off bleeds in that area, which you don't want no wet on. Wet technique is great to have that smooth finish, like for the skin tones for poor trades. Now, taking a little bit off the scarlet color uh, doc in the areas off the tee, adopt again and the priest line, I'll do the center. I'm really satisfied with the area because after it dries out, it won't look nice if I put on another layer. Moving onto this clearer. That is the white empty area of the eyeball. I am painting a little mix off, burnt sienna and ultra marine blue. This is because if you look carefully, every part of the eyeball has some hint of color, like pink blue green, agree, So do not this. Do not leave any white area for the eyes off the I. I am using combinations off colors like cobalt blue, meridian green and yellow car. A few people might prefer to change to a smaller brush size here, which is perfectly fine, however, Mattoon to using one brush for the entire painting, I will be changing to a size six brush for the second year of after this 5. Second layer: here, I have switched to Silver Blackwell, wet size for brush to paint on the smaller areas as well as the details. Now I'm painting the pupil of the eye with black color. Sometimes I like mixing my own lack alot with a mature off three primary colors off red, yellow and blue. What I'm doing here is I'm mixing the left or skin colors with burnt sienna and slowly starting to form the beasts off the eyelashes. Well, here goes another generous layer off colors for the virus. Again, you might be wondering where you can just do this in the first layer and leave it as it is . It's because the first year of watercolor is said to cut out the white of the paper. As you know, the watercolor is a transparent medium. Therefore, each layer of watercolor will reflect off in a different way. But I don't really do this for each and every painting. But once you get the hang off A to you, be able to improvise it as you prefer. Also, what I feel is that each and every layer that you put in it helps the painting look more rivet and why print 6. Details: in this part, I will be putting in a bit of shadowy details over the iris, along with a shadow that falls under the up island. Now, here I am, taking a little bit off burnt Sienna to suggest that I crease. No, taking some off that deep Scarlett color, and I will be suggesting a bit of shadows over the eyelid. So I have seen a lot of people missed this part of the shadow that forms under the eyelid over the eyeball. The spot actually makes a huge difference in making the painting look more realistic. You may use a mixture off ultra marine blue and bone sienna for this shadow. 7. Eyelashes & eyebrow: So finally, it's time for the eyelashes and eyebrows. I would suggest that before painting them directly, you may warm up in a different paper as making fine lines for eyelashes in a rather continuous and quick movement might be a bit stressful for a few people. Then, when you feel you are ready, take a mixture off ultra marine, blue and burnt sienna or even black. The reason I don't directly use black is it takes away too much off. Painting a mixture of colors to create black somehow makes it look more natural to me. Another tip would be is to carefully notice in the reference, bake that in which directions are the eyelashes. You might already known that eyelashes usually grow in a different directions, so following that from my reference baker, I am painting this through for the lower lashes. I will mix more of the water in the existing mix off black, as I do not want it to look equally black as the upper eyelashes. No, using the same color we used for the eyelashes, I am going to draw short straight lines for the eyebrows so that I have you is white, Wash bided Arani. I don't really use acrylics for the highlights. Lights, that light that reflects on the eyeball. It is, uh, later on. It's not easy to plant. I mean, not easy. It's impossible to lend them a colic. So this is a water based wash. So I use this for the lights. So I'm taking the straight out of the two and thank you. A few 100 just some Britain saw the corner of the eyes also some over the skin leaders with just shows light. And I think we have done