How to paint a blue eye
Inspiration can come from anywhere. For this eye, I was inspired by an incredible paint color - King’s Blue. I bet you also already have a color that you love. Let’s try to make this blue eye together!
What you need:
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour Titanium White (#105)
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour Ivory Black (#701)
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour Burnt Umber (#409)
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour Yellow Ochre (#227)
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour Cadmium Red Medium (#314)
- Cobra Artist Oil Colour King's Blue (#517)
- Round (#1 and 2) and flat (#7) synthetic brushes
- Tear-off palette
- Painting Medium (#091)
- Before you start, go through all the steps.
Before we start
Make some mixes of our colours (as on the pictures).
As always, everything starts from a quick outline of Burnt Umber (409) mixed with a medium.
The first pass is simple. The white of an eye is a base color mixed with a bit of blue. If you have 2 different colors on your palette (here we have a pink color for the skin and blue for the eye) you can add a bit of one to the other to create harmony. The iris will be done using only King’s Blue (517) and different amounts of White (118).
Changing the background color can affect the mood and impression that the painting has. A dark one looks more epic.
Have fun with a shape! I took a big bristle brush and did that. Also, I’ve added some light blue to the eyelids. It helps to unify the picture.
Then I took a small soft fluffy brush and started to blend.
It’s time for eyelashes! I painted them with a small brush that has a sharp tip.
And here is the result! I hope that I’ve captured the beauty of the King’s Blue (517). Or at least I’ve tried.
And we are done! I hope that this tutorial was useful.
Keep working and don’t forget to have some fun!
Made for @royaltalens.eu by @zarinasart artistDownload the step-by-step plan