Here are some eye studies for you to follow. Â A nice way of studying the eye is to get photos from magazines with different viewpoints and varying colors and draw and/or paint them.
Here I am using 3 primary colors: Â Winsor Blue Green Shade, Permanent Rose and Winsor Yellow. Â Notice how many colors I can achieve from only these three.
Next I’ve gone in with another glaze over the first one. Â Now I am building some form and darkening, painting around my highlights and and the white of the eye… which you will notice is not white but a very light blue with a bit of rose and yellow. Â This keeps the eye looking round and real.
Building the eye socket, the eye lid and lashes, as well as the iris of the eye is next. Â I continue using a light washes of color and then charge in stronger values, using more pigment only after the eye is pretty well formed. Â Retaining the whites and highlights is very important to giving the eye a wet look.
Hope this helps you understand a bit more about my painting process and gives you inspiration to try some eyes for yourself.