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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

White Eyes, No Pupils

Don't shoot until you see the whites of his eyes! These whites are impossible to miss, huge as they are. And yet I don't have a brush small enough to dot these whites with pupils or ring those pupils with irises. Some painters can create amazing eyes at this scale; I'm not one of them. 

1 comment:

Jeff Shyluk said...

I was looking at some mass-produced miniatures at your scale the other day, and they had painted eyes. Really crazy tiny lines, but not much detail. Very uniform, though, which made me think they were painted by machine, or a stamp, or decals, or something. I really don't know how. If they were human-painted, that person must have gone mad long ago, given the tiny workspace and the large number tasks of doing the same eye over and over again for days on end.

In any case, they made the sclera pure white, and so did you. Either way, it's more painterly to use an off white, or just use the skin tone and put a dot of highlight in to represent the sclera. That way it isn't overwhelming the face.