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      Watercolor - Let Paint Cat Eyes!


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    • 3.

      Let's Paint Persian Cat Eyes!


    • 4.

      Let's Paint Siamese Cat Eyes!


    • 5.

      Let's Paint Tabby Cat Eyes!


    • 6.

      Share Your Cat Eyes Painting(s)!


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About This Class

In this Skillshare class, we will explore the fundamentals needed, to create a watercolor painting of three types of cat eyes.  You might think watercolors are "furmidable," but you can do it!

 In this class, we will:

Explore painting Persian cat eyes
Explore painting Siamese cat eyes
Explore painting Tabby cat eyes

This is an intermediate level class, but I think it is a great starting point for those who are interested in painting cats or other animals.  I went over some of the basic watercolor techniques in my "Watercolor: Let's Paint a Pumpkin" Class.

If you would like to explore more animal eyes, I also have a class that focuses on painting dog eyes.  The class is called "Watercolor - Let's Paint Dog Eyes!"

Materials are listed in the "Projects & Resources" area of the class.  There are three resource download links for the supplies list, for the cat eyes line drawings and for the cat eyes reference photos.

If you have any questions, please comment in the discussions area.  It's "meow" or never!  Happy painting!


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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Full Time Artist & Coffee Aficionado


My name is Mary Evelyn Tucker. I have been a full-time artist since 2015. Over the last eight years working on commissions for clients, I have painted hundreds of pet portraits. I love capturing the unique qualities of each individual pet.

In 2020, I illustrated three different children's books. I worked with author Susan Jones on "The Adventures of Cooper" and "The Adventures of Cooper: The Fire Breathing Machine." I also worked with author Tamara Menges (Light Filled Home) to illustrate her children's book "The Nativity Set," that was released that Christmas. The third Cooper project was published in the fall of 2021, "The Adventure of Cooper: The Flowerbed Fiasco." I also illustrated two Cooper coloring books. Currently, I am working on my fifth children's book... See full profile

Level: Intermediate

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1. Watercolor - Let Paint Cat Eyes!: Welcome back to another skill share class. My name is Marie Evelyn, and I am going to teach you in this class today how to paint cat eyes. I've got three sets of eyes you can choose to do one set or all of them or two of them. It's up to you. It's your choice. We have Persian, Siamese and Tabby, and each one offered some unique color choices that I thought would be really neat to show you. I have the outline available in our class projects. I've done a little bit of a sketch outline you can print out. I have a photo reference as well as the outline that I actually drew for this class available to you. Just you can kind of see the process behind that. It's gonna be fairly straightforward. Very simple. I'm gonna try to break it down as easily as possible so that you can understand kind of the concept between the shadowing of the I to the highlights. We're gonna use just two tools when it comes to painting and highlighting as well as our paints. And with this class, I am sure you will do great. I'm not kidding. So let's go happy painting 2. Supplies: Okay, let's talk supplies or this cat eyes class they want to start with are pronounced that I've provided for you. You can certainly feel free to print out the reference photos. Easier from the original actual photographs. I've done a little bit of, like, a sketch outline, and this is the one I used to do my transfer. So I have also provided this one as well. In case you want to take a look at that and just see how I went from kind of a sketch version to the actual transfer. I am going to using a single brush for this class. This is a DaVinci number five nova. This is a great brush. It's around. It comes to a really fine point. And if you push down a little bit harder and sweep up, it will create a beautiful line for you. Okay. And then I'm going to use our handy dandy art fly gel pin. Archival. We really enjoy using that one. I've got a rag off to the side in lieu of paper towels. Feel free to use paper towels if you like. I've got our water container and our colors, as I do and I'm gonna have those up here on the screen and with the colors. I've also got a couple of special colors, picked out some duo chrome beautiful pigments just to really make those eyes shine. So with that, I think we've got everything. And remember, don't forget your sense of adventure. Let's go. 3. Let's Paint Persian Cat Eyes!: Okay, We're going to dive into this first lesson, which is going to be the Persian cat Eyes. I am offering three different types of cat eyes in this class, top being Persian, the second same ease and the bottom being tabby. Feel free to pick either all hm, or one or two or however many you want to do for this class and just go from less and less . And I'm gonna break this up into three lessons. The 1st 1 being the Persian, the second being the Siamese and the third being tabby. So let's dive right in. I am going to grab first of all, my carbon black. I like to do this just to kind of get my bearings on where the color is going to go. I don't necessarily like to dive right into a gua sh mix the quash. I reserve for the very deepest, darkest points When I'm painting eyes or noses the nostrils, they use a black wash. But when I'm just laying down my colors, I like to start with that carbon black. Now, feel free to take this as far as you want. With the outside edges inside the crop just to the edges, where it includes a little bit of the hair. I want to include too far out. Since this is the eyes tutorial, this particular ice sheet is a little more of a sideways oval. A little bit of a point here on the far left does remind me a little bit of a niche Gyptian style I with the black where it tapers out to a point. And again, I'm just giving myself a guideline. Here. You can go deeper with this carbon black and what I love about this carbon black as it does , fan out just a bit. So feel free to take a more concentrated mix and sweep around the edge there, and you can see where it's kind of feathering out. That is a wonderful effect, and that comes with a bit of practice and knowing how damp your paper is. We do offer a dog I class with Cooper's eyes a little bit different, these air a bit bigger, so hopefully we can see a little more detail as to how my process is in this class. So I'm actually gonna swept a little bit of a darker black hair, dark black hair and was gonna take a little bit of a wet wash and fill in the gap there. And I can't always guarantee how my effect is gonna be. But I'm really pleased with that little bit of ah, staggered feather. They're now This line I'm noticing is probably a little bit big. You can always just kind of taper out those little hairs because that's really all it's about is the little hairs underneath the I just to give it some shape. And again, this is part of what I love about this brush is I can just take and just gently sweep around just to give some effect. And you can take this however you want. If you want to make it a little more abstract, I want to make it a little more refined. You go for it. This is your painting. I just want to be a bit of a guide for you. Okay, I am going to go in with a little bit of luck wash now just to go ahead and deepen further while this is still a little bit damp. Give it that really going to give it up? Crackle effect right there sweep around. And the cool thing about the Gua Shi is I really am warning it to mix in when I go to put the color into the iris. That is my goal. So with that, I am going to go ahead and fill in the pupil. And I decided on these pupils to go ahead and do like an in between. If there is more light being let in with a cat's eyes, the people was gonna dilate, and it's gonna be almost like slit in the middle, which is just all depending on the lighting. But I kind of did it in between. I didn't make him super doughy eyed, kind of like toothless and how to train your dragon. Not quite that big. But if you notice, you know the eyes do change with different lighting. So just make note of that when you're tackling cat eyes. Same thing with dog eyes, but they're just gonna continue to be roundly. They're just smaller rounds or bigger. Whereas cats actually turned to more of a slip vs round. Okay, I'm pretty pleased with that. I'm gonna trip over to this right side and I'm just going to sweep in some of that carbon black up and under and something to think about. If the subject has been outside, if the photo was taken outside or if you would just want to give the illusion of that a lot of times the sky will reflect on any kind of shiny parts, especially really dark areas. So, like along the water line, you might have you might be able to use really pretty blue. Just add some highlight. Okay? I'm just sweeping again. And this does taper off right here. And then it gets it gets bigger as you go out again. I'm gonna give it that little we'll sweep out here. There's not as much on the Sinus. There is the other side. But again, feel free to take creative license Where you want that is the cool thing about art you're painting. Do you want? I'm gonna go ahead and just fill in that people quickly. I like to make art simple where I can I don't want to make it overly complicated. Just filling that in Alright for thes Persian eyes, I decided I wanted to use a little bit of this cascade green that I got. It's a Daniel Smith color, and it's beautiful. Granulated probably is the right word. It actually separates a little bit. Okay, Now, if you'll make note when I'm adding the water around this people, the people has not completely dried, which is okay. I actually want a little bit of that to seep into the rest of I gives you that really pretty textured look, which have you've really studied a cat? I'll know that. There's a lot of colors to be offered from a cat. I all right? Just getting some of my cascade green. I'm just gonna just dab a little bit here and there. Okay? And with this Cascade green, I am going to take a little bit of a Payne's gray bring up along the bottom edge here. I'm gonna go back in and add the highlight there. Haven't add a little bit of this blue got selected here, and I'm just gonna run it just here and here. Just a little bit in between. Take a little bit more of the Cascade green. Okay? And up towards the top, words got really dark tone. I want to take more of that. Payne's gray and just really just deepen the top. Basically where the lid sits, it's gonna be a deeper color up above because there's a bit of a shadow cast. Feel free to have fun with the color tone on what you think is best for this I and they just get to a point where you decide. OK, that's enough. I don't need to keep, because if I keep playing with that's just gonna get a little bit muddy and I don't want that that happens soon, actually, on gravel that my white quash and you a little bit of a highlight on right underneath just I just want to dot it just a little bit, okay? And then appear just a little bit just really punched that color. Now, Laz, I say with a lot of things. Feel free to add some salt so you can really play up that texture, especially if the eyes are this big. You can really create some beautiful texture. With that, I'm gonna jump over here to this right side sweep in here, and I'm hoping that Cascade Green separates. It's got a little bit of almost like a brown tone to it. And if it doesn't all add a little bit of my pry Van Dyke Brown to it. Same thing here. Tap, tap tap Just so the people kind of blends over into the iris. Here up, Pierre, grab a little bit of that blue shape up under a little bit of the Paynes. Grey didn't quite go the way I wanted it to go. That's OK dot and tarp. Sometimes you just want the watercolor to just do its thing, and that is OK. Again, I'm gonna fill in that highlight. You could even mask off those highlights just to preserve those really bright whites instead of going back in and adding them. Hindsight's 2020. I don't always do that with Pep Portrait's. That's why it's not necessarily second nature to me. It's something that I think is a great idea. If you're wanting to do something quickly, I'm just gonna take some black wash. I just want to run Mark walks up and over, okay, open there, since we can a nice start lid, little bit of that gray here. Just sleep it cap for remarks here again, take it as much or as little as you want with this idea of just the eyes and love to see how creative people can get with what I've given them. Okay, take a little bit of that. Payne's gray not quite damp enough to take off. Here we go. Now we're cooking, all right. And if you want to pull up color, you just dab your brush and sweep your brush in their toe. Lift up if it's a little too heavy with the water, Okay. Just gonna take a little bit of white quashing. Just create little bloom effects almost. And you could do that with a water balloon where you just drop in a little bit of water from your brush. It's going to create just about the same effect. I bet we could do it over here. This is at a point where it can accept some of that fun texture. So if you really want to get creative just going and just tap little dots create that really sparkly effect hand, I'm gonna go ahead and let this dry for just a moment and then go in and add some of the highlight. Okay, so now that we have that, I'm gonna go back in with my black wash fill in the pupil area. It doesn't have to be completely symmetrical, paying too much attention to that and then deepen where it's darkest. Hey, and I'm gonna run a little bit of that black wash up and over. I'm just damming off the brush as they go along. Dive into some of this white wash on those highlights. Put a little one there. Take going to kind of go to the side here, holding my brush and sweep to the edge to create almost like a little rectangle stripe. And then I'm gonna go here that way. Same here, doing the opposite highlights. Something to take note about When it comes to pet portrait, it's and then just have a little creative license. With that, I tend to like to feather out highlights just a bit. And then I'll take that white pin that we have to fill in. To get the brightest. You have to mix a pre pretty heavy mixture of the white washed, really get those highlights to pop, and again, you can certainly take this as far or not as far as you like. With the colors you could go back in and add a lot of depth here. You can add in a little more brown. Each cat I noticed with different Persians have different tones. I just liked the tones on this particular I so feel free to have fun with that. Okay, so I'm gonna finish up the details on these eyes using my art and fly pin here. Now, Mostly I, as I do, are much smaller than these. I still feel free to take creative license to add these highlights. I'm just going to use, like, a little back and forth method. Zach washed and not quite. Do what I wanted it to do. And that's okay. Wrong with that. Now they're typically is a little bit of a water line When it comes to animal eyes, I'm just going to include one on the feather that out here. But what brush? That's a cool thing about these pins. You just take a little water to the middle, fade just a bit, and if you really want to go in and punch up around the eyes, just take a little bit more of your black wash and run it around the edges here. Just create really dark, deep set something here was really gonna take that there. Go along inside edge there. Now, with that as well, you can take some of the Paynes grey a little blue, and then if you want to deepen above where those eyes air at you, just take your brush and go at an angle like we do with the highlights and just create a little bit of depth. You can even coach post around the people's again school thing about eyes. You can go as far as you want with the color. I mentioned the Van Dyke thing going just a little bit of the Indyk again. I'm taking the edge of my brush here and just kind of tapping it onto painting. They're just show off some of that color, okay? And we do that same approach over here just to really give some depths. And again, these are just kind of decisions that I tend to make as I go along. It's part of the work, my learning process. I just Sometimes you I think something is gonna work the way you want it, Teoh. And it doesn't necessarily always work exactly the way you want to every single time you have to make adjustments and that's OK. So again you can kind of just take the edge of your brush and go up, up, up, and then take a tiny bit of that and go right along where they drew that little line. Most indicate the color needed to be there. I can just take it was big or small. Eddie want? Okay, I think we're gonna call that complete for our Persian eyes and feel free. If usually eyes you want to paint, just go ahead and skip on to the last video so I can say what a wonderful job you did. And I'd love to see your project. And if not, let's swing on to our next lesson. Thanks so much and happy painting. 4. Let's Paint Siamese Cat Eyes!: okay for this lesson, we're gonna focus on the same means eyes were gonna use a in Dan thrown. It's a really pretty blue color. Let's just put it that way. That's when I picked because I think the tones right for these really almost icy blue eyes . So we're going to start very similar to how we did the first set. Just gonna take a little bit of the carbon black to give myself a bit of a guide. I'm gonna start with us left eye over here. Just gonna sweep around this. I always feel free to use the tools you have. If you have a smaller brush or you're more comfortable with a smaller brush, feel free to use that. You don't have to use exactly what I use. You want to start to get the idea and feel through what works for you. I was gonna fan out that color right there just a little bit. The Siamese have was really dark set tones all the way around there. I so just take a little bit water here, seeing it out where you want have a little bit of fun with it. All right, take a little bit of the deeper Harbin Run that along the top There along the bottom. Okay, take some of that black wash. No, go ahead and fill in the pupil again. Feel free. If you have masking fluid or first get, you can mask off your highlights or you can go around them or you can paint over them and then add them back in lots of options when it comes to highlights, I think in water color right now again with these people is you can make, um, a little more pointy. You can make them a little more round just depending on the look you want for the cat. I all right? I'm pretty pleased with that. I'm gonna let that dry just set up a little bit. Swing over here to this other side. Just follow along my line. Sweet down, town it around and this inside part of the eyes a little bit of a fleshy color. So I'm going to mix up a little bit of ah, more of a pink tone for that, Like a like a tan pink tone that makes any sense at all. Hopefully it does. Sometimes I just kind of pick things that I think we'll look the best. You're not even necessarily exactly a photo. And that's a cool thing about art. I like to make these decisions based on what we want to dio. Okay, again. Just gotta fanning out a little bit around the edge just to give it a little bit punch. Okay, grab a little bit of that black a guac. Swing around. My highlights here. Crash. Hopefully, the goal is here. When I go back over to the other, we're gonna have a little bit of a fade from the people into the iris once I go back over it with a little bit of water. Okay, I'm gonna get the iris wet on this left side. I'm just gonna sweep around, okay? Grab a little bit of our blue here. Makes a nice wash. And what I'm gonna do for these eyes, I'm just gonna drag that pigment around the edge of the pupil and up towards the top and then just a little bit along the edge of the bottom and back up towards the top of the CIA . We've got this nice, highlighted area. That's what we're looking for. Now. I'm gonna do a little bit of a mixture over here that Payne's gray and the blue And then I'm just gonna dot some of that above here at the top, create that nice shadow area and then feel free to take a little bit of it and dotted around the end of the people to really give that effect of those tiny lines that happened in the iris. This is this is the look I really try to achieve when it comes to eyes. Just because it's simple. You don't have to work very hard at it. Make sure the blue is washed out of your brush before you start tackling the next side note to self. All right, The sides not gonna be quite is dry, and that's okay. Just want a nice wash of water on there, but not too much something a little bit of that blue Sweep it up and over. And if you feel like you've got too much wonder your brush, just tap it off on your paper towel or your bag, and then I'm gonna take just a little bit and run it around the edge here. You could always just do a tap, tap tap. You don't have to drag it across. Just Detective Tapp. Take some of that blue mix they made earlier. Go along the top there. That around the IRS, the people around, people I figured out one of these days. Now, as you can see this, this started to settle a bit over here. So I actually gonna take a little bit of the white watch like we did with the other one and just add back in and where it's dry. It's not really gonna do anything where it's what it's gonna push the pigment away. I'm just gonna kind of feather that back out tap, tap tap can certainly do some exercises with that technique. Just a kind of gain. An idea of how to control the color between this pupil on this, I hear on the bottom lid. All right, I'm gonna take a little bit of the black wash. I'm just gonna go in here with the pupil and deep in that and because you've got a lot of highlights to guess, depending on where the lighting is, the whole people does not have to be solid black and have all these little bit of variations when it comes to that sort of thing. So I'm learning at the whole thing. Black. I'm gonna grab a little bit more. Go back around to enter the eye here. Yeah, I'm not worried about it being perfect. I can always feather that Quash back out. Okay, I'm gonna take I think I want a little bit of tribal business. Van Dyke. A little bit of this, apparently in violent. See if I can get a a little bit of a flesh tone to kind of fill in. That a little gap here. Oh, yeah, that'll work. I worked great. Okay. Come this way. I work on filling in a little bit more around I here. I almost want that black quashes seep into the damp area just a bit. Okay? And then sometimes my brushing gets out of control, goes where it wants to go. That's OK, too. I take a little bit of that Payne's gray wash that he made. And I just want to add a little bit more to this. There's not quite enough texture in this. I so we're gonna add a little bit more texture to it now. I think it's dried enough to where? I don't think that squash was gonna quite do what I want to do. And that's okay. Let's go where we can with it pushing that color out of the way. Eyes are a bit like snowflakes. No two are alike. So least according to marry one. And you really take some pigment and get wild with some color. And again just tap off at brush and pull up some that pigment. If you feel like it went a little a little bit too far out of your hands, just dry your brush off and just pick up the pigment. I know Easier said than done, but with some practice you'll get it. Okay, I'm just gonna fill in just a little bit. Um, this I didn't quite get the crackle on the outside that I wanted, but that's OK. Every I's gonna be different. All right. This time I'm gonna try to mix up enough of this white, actually make a difference here. So again, I'm gonna take my brush off to the side here and just hold on an angle and just lay down that there pretty much left. That highlight there, one there run one along the bottom. Here. Here. You see, this is a lot more damp, So your your pigments, we'll fan out and actually turn a little bit bully, which is okay, Something wrong that actually going here a little bit more of a of a highlight there and like into just take that same idea we did with the brown and just tap it along up towards the top, if you want Fade out, Highlight. Just grab your brush on this eyes. Gonna have to try just a bit more. Let it dry. No going back on here on those highlights. I know I've said it before about soft like soft highlights, but feel free to go in the direction that suits you. Meaning, if you like a really edgy highlight, no feathering on the outside and go for it. And you can take it again as far as you want with the highlight does not have to be exact. And I may have exaggerated those highlights. Just a tad. Well, im out about it. I actually really like it. I think it gives it a really glassy effect, which is ideal. And you can always take the edges a bit darker with that black wash stick. Follow on edge and again if you want to take out. If you wanna go further with the the eyes here for the Siamese, the edges a really dark. So feel free just to have some fun with it. Get creative. Okay? I want Teoh. Just go in and finish up a few little details on thesis I amis eyes going to use that art and fly pin Just gonna go in the same way I did with the first set of eyes just in a back and forth motion just to give it a little bit of an extra pop. You are certainly more than welcome to experiment with highlights. As far as adding maybe little little dots here and there. You can always just go in and add a little bit of a sparkle effect with the dots. Kind of with the highlights, there is gonna be a little bit of a water line here and here and again. Take those eyes out as far as you would like with the color with the coloring, I would say you could add a few little little firm marks just pulling those out just little wisps and even go up above just to give maybe a little bit of context to these eyes. Same thing here you can add to the bottom. Just little things that you would think that need a little bit of touch up. Same thing with around the eyes. If you feel like the depth isn't quite there, just feel free to go right around the edge with the black wash. Just a give that extra bit of pop swing over here and do that same thing to those eyes. And if you want, you can deepen the inside of the eye just a little bit as well. I'm just gonna go ahead and follow in on those people just a little bit. After I'm looking at this image. I want to swing some of that color over Ben. And if you ever want to just feather out the edge of what you're paying, just get your brush wet and then dab it off and just turning on outside so you can kind of fan out that edging. So it's not completely straight. So same thing on here, he's gonna take my brush. I put off just taking on its edge and just gently sweep around the edge there. Just so it's almost fading off into the rest of the I seem thing here because this is quash . I can just kind of sweep it around. You just sweep it around the edge there, Okay? Then I'll just give a little extra Well, extra pop. So again, take this as far as you want. Lets the eye if you want to take it a little bit darker up and around totally up to you. So give some context. You can do the same with that up there, you could fill in with the brown whatever color Persian you decide to do. Same thing with the Siamese, that Siamese. They're mostly gonna be a very similar color palette. Great job. Congratulations. Go ahead. If you don't want to finish the tabby Skip on Teoh the and video. So I can tell you what a great job you did and to post your projects in our project gallery so that others can see your progress. So we're and jump on next into our tabby ice. 5. Let's Paint Tabby Cat Eyes!: Okay, We're going to tackle the tabby eyes now. You also could cut these in little strips if you wanted to. To complete this painting. That would be a good idea if you wanted. Have individual I sets. All right. When approaching the tabby ice. At least from what I'm viewing on, my reference for Cruz outside of the eye is a little bit more towards a deep brown than in just a solid black. So I'm actually gonna mix ah, little bit of my burnt number. Just what you hear gonna makes a little bit of barn number with my carbon black just to give Not such a harsh tone, All right? And I'm just gonna follow along the edge here, okay? And we're gonna sweep some of that down here because tabbies have those wonderful striped sections on their faces. So I'm just gonna take a little bit of that. Yeah, but off if you don't want it to be quite as deep and just follow around, I'm just kind of giving myself a little bit of a guide here. Just having a little bit of fun. Hi. Now, if I want to have that spread out just a bit. I'm gonna take my damp brush. And I didn't clean it out all the way. And it was from running along the edge here, running along edge here. And then, if you want, you can pull out those little pieces here just like we do in any of the other classes I've taught with for all right. Now, if you want to take a little bit of that carbon black and run it on the inside edge here, you'll see it feather out really nicely. Michigan knew that. Just add that depth. Okay? Take a little bit my black wash. Go into the pupil area. Okay. In this one, this particular reference, the pupils go all the way up into that lid being there's they're probably in a little bit of a darker area so that there peoples are much larger. Just drop a little bit more down in there. Sweep over here. Noticed. That's a little bit darker than I originally thought. Dab, dab, dab. Okay, I'm pretty happy with Obama. Let that sit start to set up in here and grab some might burn number and carbon black mixture. Sweep along edge there and there. Sweep out a little bit of a water line here. I could put that white pin to use a little carried away right there, as I tend to do with these things. That's okay. Again. Just kind of I can sweep down with that color just a little bit if you want a boulder color describes that some of the carbon damn dabbed, um, same thing on here and then bringing some of those for markings out and again more for just fun than anything else just to have some variation. Okay, A little bit of carbon swinging around this, I hear. So my black wash go ahead and work in the people. The more you do of these, the easier it will be a sfar us the process. Getting comfortable with going from outside edge to inside. I just kind of working on that over and over again. See, below this up above. Okay, I'm gonna let that set up now for our coloring. And now, as far as I can tell the lighting on the set of ice, most of its coming on this side the side of a little darker. You contend to address those things. If you like during a painting. So for this, I'm gonna use a little bit of sap green and a little bit of my green gold. Okay, so what? I want to dio same process. I am going. Teoh, Wet the iris first. I want to control where my water goes. That's why. Dabbed my brush on my rag can Just sweeping, making sure they don't have too much water on there. Going to take a little bit of the sap green first. Just run it along the edge there. Depending on how much pigment you get, it's gonna be a nice lime color. Okay? I'm just gonna take a darker pigment and run it along the edge here and along the top in Just dab it around the people area because I like those little flecks to pull out with this . I going to use just a little bit of Van dyke brown along edge here and appear at the top. All right, I'm gonna put in just a little bit of this green gold right in between the two layers. I mean, now, if I feel like I need to go a little deeper with that green, just come over here, grab a little That sap green. Drop it in And I would say Play with your colors to play with the tones. Now, here comes the fun part. Okay? I want to mix up a little bit of this duo chrome and two beautiful color code. It's a green, but it also has some brown a little bit of brown in it. So take that and just dab it into Iris. It's got a really, really pretty shimmer to it. This color just a really beautiful, beautiful, shiny, shimmery tone. Okay, And now you will have glitter on racing from here on out. Ah, so I'm really a glitter, It's more of a shimmer. I'm gonna take a little bit of that pains and just run a little dot there. I lived up there. I want to introduce a little bit of the blue into the eye on the other side. I'm going to do that same process. I'm gonna get this wet, sewing it all around, check my moisture level. I'm just kind of gonna lean to the side and just see if I can see in machine all the way around it. You don't want to see any areas. Pool up. Are you gonna grab some of that sap green? I'm going to go around the edge here, Enter the IRS. That's kind of my favorite part. And then around the edge of the eye here, Okay. And I'm gonna mix. I'm gonna put in some of that green gold around in between the people and the bottom lid. Hey, if I want a little bit more green and just gonna dab dab dab, we're here to taps more green. You have control over what colors you get to put in here. These are just kind of the standard colors I chose for this particular cat. I a little bit of Van Dyke brown. Okay. Sweeping some of that there could bring a little bit down here at the bottom, a little bit more of the sap green. Now, if you've got that Cascade green, you could certainly mix the two of you like a more blue green tone. That is certainly suggested. All right, take some duo chrome, dab it in there, and it does. It's going to look more brown and green, but it is such a pretty color. Okay, take a little bit of my white. This is still pretty damp over here. But I'm just gonna take a little bit of the white and run it in some of these areas. I want pop just a little bit, okay? Take a little bit of a little bit of this. Pains great here and do the same. Like I did on that left eye and just dab it on top. Okay? We are getting there a little bit of the white here, E I'm gonna let that drive for just a moment. Okay? So that was looking pretty good. I want to go in and deepen. I want to go around and deep in here on the edges. So that black wash just going in here to this people just a little bit even take your brush and kind of go to tap if you want the edges to be feathered out just a bit if you don't want to be quite as nice and round symmetrical as it already is because there's a bit of a shadow here. It's gonna take that. Just fan in a little bit of a deeper color there. Same thing here. Got a nice deep lid. Go in and add a little bit more black to our centers again. Cool. Part about interpretation of art. Can I get to do what you want? I'm gonna dry this again. All right. Look how cool and deep and black those centers are. Wow. Okay, so I'm gonna add some white wash again on each one. I've said you can paint around the highlight. You can mask the highlight with a masking fluid first, or you can go back in and add it. Now, this one has a little bit of a different highlight. You don't necessarily have to keep the scene highlight pattern. If you don't want to. Just so long as their opposite, you're gonna have that same effect. Just mind that'd wash going over the black. It will get a little dirty. And that little line there So little water line and weaken. Soften that as well. Assurance that brush out, pull those tones over. And if you want a feather out, those highlights just take the end of your brush. Just push color out a bit. I'm pretty happy with him, though, so I think I'm going Teoh. Leave them the way they are. Maybe just take a little bit of a highlight here, a little bit of one here to kind of show the roundness of the I. And if you want to do the same technique like we did on the edge on the inside of the eye, there you could just decide what color you want to do if you want to with green. Or if you want to mix the green with a little bit of that Van dyke. And just take that, enter your brush and just tap tap tap just to create that extra little extra little detail , something that people can look at. Talk about what? You really want to look at the artwork. No, I like things that once you look at and then you really look at you, I understand that there's something else going on. Okay, I'm pretty pleased with that. So I hope you enjoyed painting that one. That was a lot of fun, and please feel free to play up that color. It also comes in a really pretty gold, just a simple antique in this one's antique gold or ear. Doesn't gold play with either of those? I didn't grab that one because this one did that. Enough of the brown technique for me not to worry about it. And I'm gonna show you up close. Kind of what that does this faras The color goes that's got a really pretty where it breaks it up into a really nice, um, edging here. So All right, we'll see it in the next video. And I want to see those projects, to be sure to post him happy painting, everybody. 6. Share Your Cat Eyes Painting(s)!: Congratulations. You just finished level. Cat eyes or one cat? I or all three. I'm not really sure if you didn't one or all three. I want to see your projects in a project gallery. I'm gonna be looking out for those. I hope you had fun doing all these different cat eyes. I'm sure you did. Fantastic. So, yeah, I leave a message and he comments any questions you might have in the discussion so I can look for those and back to you as soon as I can. And if you enjoyed this class, be sure to check out one of my other 10 classes I have here on skill share to explore maybe how to paint a dog or how to paint dog eyes. Doc knows a bird, a butterfly. And if you have suggestions on what to paint next, feel free to drop that in the discussions as well. So, until next time, Happy painting