The goal of this exercise is to learn to depict the eye properly, focusing on anatomy and value. The instructions requested sketches, I went a little past that for most of them but I found I really enjoyed this one. Of course, I have 13 more single eyes and 2 more pairs to go, so we’ll see how I feel about it then.
I am trying to source reference images from people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Eye shape and anatomy varies greatly and I feel like if I can’t properly depict an epicanthic fold or a hooded lid or crows’ feet, than I pretty much fail at eyes.
I’m also using a different brush for each one, partially to start learning how to use all the awesome brushes I have been sitting on (Kyle’s Ultimate Megapack), and partially to try and learn to paint a good eyeball in a variety of styles.
I may post the reference images at some point, but I’m feeling pretty lazy right now.