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    Arrow How to Paint Realistic Eyes

    I’ve been getting quite a few questions lately on how to paint eyes.
    Here’s how I do it.
    I start by drawing the outline of the iris with a .05 mechanical pencil.

    Next I thin some paint to a 50/50 ratio, this should make the paint flow nicely into your outlined iris.

    Finally I shade the corners of the eyes to give the illusion of a rounder eyeball, and also add some darker shading to the top of the iris.
    I make the pupil with a sharp 15/0 brush.
    Some Future Floor finish adds some shine.
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    AWESOMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..........still too difficult for me though...lol....

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    mechanical pencil... cool tip, I'll give that a try next time! Thanks for sharing your techniques, boot!

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    thank you for the tutorial!

    I don't know if i have the patience to even begin such a feat!
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    Thanks Jim. Very nicely done.

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    Thanks, Boot! That'll help a lot of us!
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    Outline with a pencil! That will make things so much easier. It's so simple it's brilliant! Dang, that's why you're Boot25! Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for the great tip, Boot!!!

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    fantastic!!!!!!!!!!could you plz show me how to make a head? what materials should i prepare for this kind of job? im a rookie on this, but i really really really want to know
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    Fantastic !!

    Thanks a lot !!!

    Heiko

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    tks for your free lesson boot, you are a true master and teacher.

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    Thank you for sharing this.

    Another question: which kind of paint suits better for this job? Do you thinner the Future or use as is?

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    Thanks for the tips. Next time you have to go over general paint mix ratio and a "lip" how to.

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    thanks for the info.
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    Thanks, boot25. It would be a nice advice. I'll try your way.

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    Archive this thread!!!!

    Thanks, Boot!!!

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    Kudos to you for your generosity, boot.

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    WHOOOOHOOOOOOO..... thank you John. Great.
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    your the man boot thanks heaps

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    thanks for sharing boot.
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    uh oh, pics not working. Boot, could you repost these pics? That'd be so great. Thanks
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    PICS not working...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks Boot! I'm going to be painting a head sculpt in a couple of weeks. Perfect timing tip for me!

    Kat Cole

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    Hey boot, do you think you could post up the pics again?

    Thanks.

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    No pics from a 4 years old thread but the using a mechanical pencil is something i never tought about doing.

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    The pics have been deleted, can you re-post the pics again?? Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by honj View Post
    The pics have been deleted, can you re-post the pics again?? Many thanks!
    I second that. Need the pictures, please!

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    Gents, I have a link to this, I believe, when I get home I'll try to look it up and post it. I have tried the pencil and I end up carving to much of the white eye paint up in the process but that may just take some more practice.

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    Re: How to Paint Realistic Eyes

    so what ever happened to re-upping those pics?

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    Re: I can't see any image

    I can't see any image.....

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