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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Paulo, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Paulo A Fixture



    Hello, one of the things peoples asks me more is- how to paint the eyes?
    The theory is quite simple, but … the problem is, in point of view that the eyes need a big precision, and that is the biggest problem, because it requires patience and a firm hand.
    To help you, I made a little tutorial –level 1- all references come from Vallejo range

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    I´ve painted the skin only enough to give an idea, remember this is a study only, I did not intended to make a complete painted figure, ok

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    1- The inside of the eye is painted with last Highlight of the skin Flat Flesh 70.955+Deck Tan 70.986 inside to make the white part of the eyes

    1- I apply a glaze of Magenta 70.945 diluted 85%, inside the eye

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    1- Now with a mix of Black 70.950 + Flatt earth 70.983, don´t dilute too much, to control better the trace, make the right eye of the figure first, only to define the round shape and size
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    1- Then do the left one, so you can guide yourself by the right one, and make both eyes similar in size and shape. If you are left handed inverse the order
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    The result should be both eyes similar as a dark spot, similar in size and shape


    In this Spot I apply one highlight with Flatt earth, but we can´t see very well because brown is a dark colour (sorry)

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    Next I add a small black dot on the center of the eye, to make the iris, and on the left corner I add a small white dot, made with Ivory 70.918 the make the reflex of light. Remember to make this white dot on the same side, logically

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    To finish I make a very light line, with matt flesh +ivory, on the lower eyelid - like a highlight or reflex light

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    And a black line with black on the upper eyelid, to simulate the eyelashes. This one should be made only on the upper part, to look real- otherwise you make a “Egyptian” eye

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    It´s time to make the eyebrows, to look more real

    And for the final photos I decorate a little bit the hat to give him more life
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    Hope this article can be usefull for you, and in some way can help you in your next projects ...

    Paulo Carrelo

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  2. theopaone Member

    Nice SBS. You should finish the face, it looks great so far.
  3. Borek A Fixture

    Fantastic SBS, great job, thanks so much for sharing this procedure!!! I saved up in my tutorials archive :)

    Cheers Borek
  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Great article - thanks a lot. (y)
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  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    This look great, it would also be a greater help to continue with the face please.
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  6. Borek A Fixture


    I agree absolutely :) .

    Cheers Borek
  7. Paulo A Fixture

    Thak you all, happy to help you. Actually I just wanted to make a study upon the eyes ( I wanted to play a little bit) I didn´t inted to finish it, but I had so much fun that I engaged a little bit more on that and now... I cannot let you down ;) , I´ll find some time to finish it ok
    zane666, housecarl, mick3272 and 2 others like this.
  8. Fransab Active Member

    Thank you so much for sharing, excellent work and very useful help.


  9. Borek A Fixture


    Great news, I'm looking forward. Thanks Paulo :)

    Cheers Borek
  10. mick3272 A Fixture

    Great Thank you.
  11. grasshopper A Fixture

    Very nice tutorial...and different by way of not using white eyeballs to start...going to give it s try...
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Thanks for doing this SBS.
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  13. clrsgt A Fixture

    Good tutorial. Will save for futur reference. By all means finish the face.
  14. Paulo A Fixture

    Well... you guys really give no choice ... do you ?? I would feel bad if I don´t finish it :)
    Just for the record, hope you understand that a good SBS its very time consumming, thats why I don´t make more ok. But I leave here the promise that I´ll post others these Year, you can thank to KEVIN PEART alias Mr" NAP", cause he is encouraging me to share those quind of posts here, after a conversation we had.
    Last but not the least - hope also, taht you understand taht I´m actually colaborating with EUROMODELISMO Magazine, also on the recently launched AMMO MIG Encyclopedia of Figure Painting, so my free time is not so much, sorry.
    I´m shore taht we will meet again in this lines ok
    Thank you alll once again
  15. Paulo A Fixture


    So sorry to say this, but ... white eye balls are awfull , actually they give a "astonished" look like to the figure, and unless he is running like a fool from the enemy this look don´t match the majority of figures.
    I allways paint the eyes at the end. 1st I paint the skin and at the end I use the last high light and had him a bit of Ivory or, light flesh or deck tan and its the colour I use for the "white" part wish if you observe in most poples isn´t white, and if you are tired worst .
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  16. grasshopper A Fixture

    Absolutely spot on re eyeballs..

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