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Title: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 02, 2013, 12:42:19 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson, I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson posting only. This will be of benefit to you now as well as in the future. Thanks     

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Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 03, 2013, 01:16:31 PM
  wow enjoyed this class tonite the only eye i am pleased with is the top right, can't wait for replay  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on February 03, 2013, 01:24:22 PM
 :clap: JennyLynn!  The last two were quick for sure!  Time flew by.  :sweat:


I'm going to have to do this lesson over once it comes out again-Dennis had his brush flying around like crazy.  I bet Nolan was pulling his hair out.  :o
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 03, 2013, 01:27:27 PM
I agree Jennylynn, the top right eye is the best one. . . that is a seriously good looking eye!  :clap:
 
Well, Wren (if I may call you that!) you have some pretty nice looking eyes your own self!!! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 03, 2013, 01:31:48 PM
 :thankyou: roxy, natalie your eyes look real good, your right about the time it just flew by, hopefully we can go a bit slower when replay comes out, at least there's a pause button  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on February 03, 2013, 01:37:46 PM
 :surrender:  OK, I am going to attempt to do a bit more on these...but I'm going to start from scratch when the replay comes out. I'm sure glad Dennis slows it down for us!  ;D
I'll take a photo of it as it is now once it finishes drying, then another when I've finished committing hare-kare.  :death:
My second eye will definately make a pretty good lizard eye...just add a few scales....        :2funny:
Great going Natalie and Jenny, I was diving for paint tubes, hair dryer, rigger brush...never had so much fun!  :heeha:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 03, 2013, 01:41:41 PM
Speaking of eyes. . . perhaps I should learn to use mine!
My apologies Natalie. . . there was your name right there at the bottom of your post. . .I'm such a ninny!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 03, 2013, 02:29:57 PM
Wow you two. You did great on the eyes. I just sat there in awe of how Dennis turned those colors into something so natural looking. And look you can do it, too! Now I hope I can.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 03, 2013, 03:52:04 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Fantastic job of the eyes Jennylynn and Natalie.  Once again, I missed so much because of my computer "buffering".  Anyway, I enjoyed what I saw and tried to follow along with many gaps but will repeat the lesson when the replay comes out.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: polliwag on February 03, 2013, 04:17:07 PM
Jenny and Natalie.. good start on the eyes!  Keep on keeping on!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Lillian on February 03, 2013, 06:35:36 PM
I came by to see what's showing up from the watercolor class today. 

I'm not a bit surprised to see Jennylynn and Natalie's paintings.  Good job, girls!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed the class.   :'(   Another time when I wished I could be in two places at once.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on February 03, 2013, 06:49:24 PM
Well done Jennlynn and Natallie :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 03, 2013, 07:28:40 PM
Well it sure looks to me like the "eyes have it!"  Great job, everyone!  Love them all. 


And can't wait for the "lizard" eyes, Val... :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


AND, Happy Birthday, Lillian!  May you be blessed with everything you need and all that you want.   :bday:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 05:40:56 AM
 :bday:   A very happy birthday for yesterday Lillian.  May God grant you all the desires of your heart.  Hope your day was special and that you enjoyed it.  We missed you in the class.  Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on February 04, 2013, 07:33:50 AM
So...maybe a few scales...hint of green?  >:D  Could be! Photo is not very good, couldn't hurt it anyway!  ;D Had to load photo onto my android, transfer to flashdrive, upload from there. While I was mixing my orange, Dennis had his half painted! One replay to go garcon!  ;D
The blob is where some alcohol soaked through the paper.....don't ask!  :o    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 04, 2013, 08:12:35 AM
So...maybe a few scales...hint of green?  >:D   

Not scales, Val, just perhaps some eyelashes?? Lots of green eyelashes! (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/greenstars.gif)
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/gigglesmile.gif)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 04, 2013, 08:18:29 AM
Love it, Val!   :2funny: I don't see fish scales...just a couple of age spots!  You're good!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 04, 2013, 08:27:17 AM
I don't see fish scales...just a couple of age spots!
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 04, 2013, 09:30:33 AM
Mary :2funny: . Now Val. There should be no alcohol present during a paint along. Did you see Dennis sipping away over his eye? :drink2drop: Poor Nolan has enough to take care of. Course it was Super Bowl Sunday and you were in Canada. I LOVE your eye! :)  It's the well-placed cauliflower at the bottom the makes it a little reptilian. You aren't the Cauliflower Queen for nothing. But you know what--all that aside, I really like the iris. The outside darkness is blended beautifully and there is the suggestion of the little pleats(?) without becoming too tight and fussy for the medium. Good job! :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 09:48:16 AM
SARAH  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 04, 2013, 10:10:38 AM
Ok here is my paint long. I also went ahead and painted the last set of eyes. Even though I did not know what I was doing.  :2funny: :2funny:
I did enjoy doing this. Even though I have never, never done anything with Portraits.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 10:48:26 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Lovely eye jobs Val and Nina.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 04, 2013, 12:20:50 PM
Nice eyes, Nina! How you did that as a paint along is beyond me!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 12:44:08 PM
Here's my take on the eyes lesson.  I missed a lot because of buffering and don't even know whether I have done these eyes correctly but thought I would try them anyway.  Once again, all comments and critiques are most welcome.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 04, 2013, 12:58:33 PM
Super duper job one the eyes everyone. . . .  I can see that you are all away, way ahead of me. . . I can't figure out how you could paint and watch at the same time. . . . y'all got more eyes than me, for sure :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 01:03:36 PM
 :thankyou:  Roxy.  After all the "buffering" when the computer returned, Dennis was an eye ahead but I thought that I would still give it a try as it is practice and all the wonderful forum members will guide me if Dennis doesn't manage to, before the replay comes out.  So I am in a good place. Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 04, 2013, 02:20:53 PM
Nina!  Your eyes are beautiful and coulda fooled me that you haven't touched portraits before...looks like you took  right to it to me!


Patricia!  I love your eyes...each set appears to be very much alive to me...great job...especially having been interrupted! 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 04, 2013, 02:31:39 PM
val what can i say mmmm   looks good to me especially love the eye itself , really good even with the alcohol lol  :2funny:
nina love your eyes, they all look pretty good to me,  and the bottom set of eyes wow
  :clap: :clap:
patricia really impressed cause you didn't have much luck with the live class really good job on your eyes  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 04, 2013, 02:35:59 PM
Well done, Patricia!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 03:42:30 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mary, Jennylynn and Sarah.  I see the replay is available so will go and take a look and see what I missed.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 01:54:30 AM
After all the "buffering" when the computer returned, Dennis was an eye ahead
:2funny:  I feel a funny story coming on. . . . . . .
 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 05, 2013, 04:24:05 AM
Hey Roxy, Spill the beans and tell us the funny story too ..... I LOVE to laugh.  I went back and looked at the replay and boy, Dennis was more than an eye ahead of me.  I never saw anything of that model at the beginning ... anyway, she gave me the creeps for she is so real looking!!  Yes, I missed a lot which is frustrating but I am thankful for the replays.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 05, 2013, 05:01:13 AM
 :thankyou:  to each of you who made comments on my eyes. It was fun. I kept up with Dennis until the third one. Then something happened. Dennis put his speedo's on   :run: an I lost sight of him.  :2funny: :2funny:
Each of you who painted a long did a great job.  O0 O0 O0 :congrats:  It is hard to do a paint a long. You eyes have to dart back and forth. it gets pretty dizzy out here.  :2funny: But don't let that stop you.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 05:15:29 AM
Oh if only I could do cartoons. . . . 
"Dennis was an eye ahead" then "Dennis put his speedo on"
Oh dear, Dennis I'm so sorry; but I can't help it,  the imp inside :devil2: just gets out. . . . .   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
 
Please don't hate me!! I do want to take some classes from you later! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 05, 2013, 06:13:22 AM
Oh my. Paints quite a picture. :2funny:  You mean you don't have an emoticon for that?
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on February 05, 2013, 06:20:23 AM
Great work Val :clap:

Nina you are doing really awesome job O0 ..your eyes looks so real. I love them :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 05, 2013, 07:17:17 AM
here is my attempt at the eyes.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 07:21:00 AM
Oh my. Paints quite a picture. :2funny:  You mean you don't have an emoticon for that?
I could probably find one, but I don't want to get myself kicked off the PB site. . .
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 05, 2013, 07:24:33 AM
bill your eyes are real good and by the way i don't think I've  :welcome:  you to pb. so  :welcome:  and enjoy all that pb has to offer.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 07:31:25 AM
 :welcome:  to the Paint Basket, Bill. . . .  nice to meet you!
Your eyes are really well done I think, especially the bottom ones they are quite mesmerizing!
 
You know why they call it the Paint Basket, don't you?
Well the Basket is where they keep all the nuts. . . .  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Not me, of course! :angel:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 05, 2013, 08:49:11 AM
 :thankyou: for the comments and the  :welcome:, it is not that I am new I am just too thick :idiot2: to post any thing. Computers and me don't seem to go together
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 05, 2013, 08:58:38 AM
 :welcome:  Bill and a nice job on your eyes.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 05, 2013, 09:09:42 AM
What can I say, except the  :devil2: made me do it.  :2funny: :2funny: Crazy? No some of us are a little  :goofy: :goofy: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Bill nice job on your eyes.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 05, 2013, 09:39:55 AM
Well you've got computer posting down now, Bill! It must have been Sunday's eye opening lesson. Well done. I suppose I should try it sometime soon.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 10:42:16 AM
eye opening . I suppose I should try it sometime soon.
Might not be a bad idea.
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: polliwag on February 05, 2013, 12:24:59 PM
Patricia, Nina and Bill... Your eyes are mesmerizing...
Val.. age spots..??  hmpf.... looks like my beautiful eyes! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 05, 2013, 12:41:00 PM
eye opening . I suppose I should try it sometime soon.
Might not be a bad idea.
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Oh man. I left myself wide open for that one. :attacked:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ImBatman on February 05, 2013, 01:08:01 PM
Nice eyes all.

Patricia, I think you need to be a bit careful with the purity of the colours. Especially the blues and greens. The blues and greens are a lot more muted in the photos. Also from experience, the real piercing blues are fewer and further between than most people think. Except when it comes to Siamese cats!
 :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 05, 2013, 01:46:58 PM
 :thankyou:  Batman, As always, I relish receiving tips and instructions and will bear that in mind for future.  Really appreciate it.  Thanks a ton.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 05, 2013, 07:03:40 PM
First time I've had to be able to comment on the eye posts.

Every one did a super job considering it was a reasonably fast session. I didn't realize that I spent longer on the PDF than I had intended to - it's all part of living and life  ;) so I had to get on my motorized skateboard (somewhere on the Forum there is a cartoon of it I made long ago).
I'm not going to comment on the eyebrows as they were not part of the lesson.
My comments will take into account that they were painted at speed as a paint-a-long.
All of you you are just fantastic  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Jenny, Be careful with the highlights in the eye. Also soften the dark ring in the inside of the iris area.
Natalie, The lighter area in the iris should be opposite the highlight.
Val, With all that alcohol I don't see the bloodshot eyes  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina, Excellent  O0
Patricia, Be careful in not putting the  highlight too close to the center of the pupil (some of the others also made the same mistake)
Bill,  :welcome: to the Paint Basket. Make sure the pupil is in the center of the iris ring (common mistake)

It is good to see more and more starting the paint-a-long with me. As I have said before - This will put your progress on the fast track O0

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: messina33 on February 06, 2013, 02:02:22 AM
Hi Everyone, great work and kudos to everyone who painted along.


It's my first time posting on the PB forum. I love this course Dennis, I have been dabbling in watercolour portraits and character paintings for a few months now, I love painting and sketching babies and children.

I didn't manage to paint along with the live tutorial and I haven't been able to download the PDF (there is no link to click) so I downloaded some eyes from the net.


(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=7206)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 06, 2013, 03:00:48 AM
Hi Messina, congrats, your eyes are very well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just be careful with the eyelashes on the lower eyelid. Normally there are only a very few and then very light and thin. If there are, then play them down - they must NOT compete with the lashes on the top lid.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: polliwag on February 06, 2013, 04:19:38 AM
Nice job, Messina.  Welcome to the PB.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2013, 05:02:39 AM
 :welcome:  Messina to our Paint Basket family.  Your eyes are absolutely fantastic.  Good job.  Patricia :thankyou:  Dennis for your critique of my eyes, I will watch out for the high-lights in the eyes in future. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on February 06, 2013, 05:03:42 AM
Hi Messina and  :welcome:

Gorgeous eyes!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 06, 2013, 05:05:45 AM
 :bigwelcome:  to the Paint Basket group! Your eyes are fantastic, you will do really well with Dennis and the gang!
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: messina33 on February 06, 2013, 06:09:58 AM
Thank you so much everyone, for your warm welcome, I am sure I'm going to love it here. Thanks Dennis, :)  for your critique, I know what you mean about the first eye and her spidery lower lashes. A bit OTT!! lol

I can't wait for the next lesson, painting and drawing hair is my major downfall!! uggh!

Alison

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 06, 2013, 06:21:06 AM
That is such fun Messina to have a new member of the band. I haven't tried my eyes yet. I'm in another project. But I am watching along and hoping to be able to be able to come even close to your beautiful eyes!!! Portraits are an obvious strength for you. Welcome.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on February 06, 2013, 06:55:10 AM
Nice job Bill
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 06, 2013, 08:11:19 AM
well done Messina and welcome to PB  :welcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2013, 11:05:01 AM
Let m say first  :welcome:  Messina to paint basket. I must say your eyes are beautiful. great job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on February 06, 2013, 08:16:00 PM
 Messina,  :welcome:  to PB.  I  just love what you posted.  Much more than just eyes.  Beautiful.  Just watched this.  No PDF yet but a truly awesome lesson.  I added this 5th eye as just an experiment for a "loose eye".  Thanks tons Dennis.  Found that keeping the roundness was very hard!!!


Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: messina33 on February 07, 2013, 02:38:31 AM
Thanks once again everyone!! This is such a warm and welcoming place to be, I am so glad I found it.  great work on your eyes Lynn :)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on February 07, 2013, 04:02:46 AM
Thanks Messina.  You seem like a pro with watercolor.  I find painting eyes in wc much harder than in oil because I'm not accomplished in "fixing"
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 07, 2013, 04:06:45 AM
Nice job Lynn.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 07, 2013, 04:07:35 AM
 :clap:  Lynnp, lovely job on your eyes.  Excellent as always, Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 07, 2013, 06:29:45 AM
Lovely work Lynnp, can I ask how you did the soft highlights? They are so effective.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on February 07, 2013, 06:36:07 AM
Yes Bill--I use frisket and then when I take it off, if it sees too glaring to me, I use a very diluted wash to dull it down just a bit.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 07, 2013, 06:50:21 AM
Thanks Lynn, I am off to try it now. I would never have thought of that, I had to look frisket up, but I'll use the fluid I have. Thanks again. Bill
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on February 07, 2013, 07:09:57 AM
 :nono:  Dennis....the alcohol soaked through the paper from a most feable attempt at some abstract. Not going to discuss the outcome of that!  :-X  Too much help from one of the four legged furry critters.  :eyesclosed:
A few red veins might just help this poor fellow.....nothing sadder than a hungover lizard...  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 07, 2013, 07:55:00 AM
Lovely eyes, Lynn  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Val,  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 07, 2013, 08:26:08 AM
I had a go Lynn, I feel it does make a diiference, not as good as yours but I will keep practicing. Thanks again Bill[img
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Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on February 07, 2013, 08:35:24 AM
Yes--good eye Bill, it shows well from a distance as well.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Maryna on February 07, 2013, 09:24:41 AM
I see you  :2funny: :2funny:

Well done everyone  :clap: :clap: some really good stuff here, looking forward to doing mine :)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 07, 2013, 11:43:37 AM
Nice eye Bill :clap: :clap: :clap: Just remember to keep the pupil in the centre of the iris.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 07, 2013, 02:08:55 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Lovely paint of the eye Bill.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on February 07, 2013, 10:27:32 PM
 :thankyou: for the good comments Dennis, and I will keep trying to get the pupil in the center, it's my new mantra.
and  :thankyou: all you have giving me  a lot of encouragement, Bill
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: eftpower1 on February 08, 2013, 10:01:19 AM
One word.... WOW!!!!
I was unable to make the class and today has been the 1st. down day this week!! looked at all the mind blowing paintings you have all done and i am blown away by the fantastic quality  of all of your work :clap: :clap: :clap: x's 10,000!

I'm going to watch the replay and then come back and look again at all the great work for additional  Inspiration.
 Too drained to try to paint along  :( , even with the pause button.

And a belated  :bday: :bday: :bday: :bday: :bday: to Lillian!!

Remember the Super Woman comics???   They where modeled after Lillian !!!

I miss being as active as I was on the forum...looking forward to MY world slowing down 

My very best to you all..
Brian

 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 08, 2013, 10:14:15 AM
 :(  Yes Brian, we have missed your lively chatter.  Where have you been?  I hope that your world slows down to enable you to participate in this wonderful forum once again.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 09, 2013, 04:52:58 AM
i too have missed you brian, i really hope that too that your world slows up so that you can participate  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Andrew Carey on February 15, 2013, 10:54:05 AM
I'm a bit behind with these but here goes...


The eyebrows are rubbish and the iris ran on this attempt. Not sure if, and how, to fix so had another go...


Absolutely fantastic class, by the way. Learned so much...thank you.

-Andrew
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 15, 2013, 11:42:51 AM
Andrew, you are doing well :clap: :clap: :clap: Don't try and fix this eye. Do another one and then you can easily judge the progress from one painting to another. I still do this on a regular basis when I am studying something new. I am also still on a learning curve :)
The iris in the second eye is too much on the black side. I assume it was supposed to be brown - I think you used too much blue in the mix of Burnt Sienna.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Harald on February 17, 2013, 06:45:24 AM
I can`t get the PDF for this lesson.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 17, 2013, 08:45:51 AM
Harald, I apologize. It is now available in the Resource Box.
I did, however, sent out an email that it was available - maybe you did not receive it.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Harald on February 17, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
I Can`t remberer the e-mail it is not the same as I`v not got it.
Regards Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on February 17, 2013, 09:29:34 AM
Well done Andrew  :clap:   :clap:  and a  :bigwelcome:  big welcome to Paintbasket.  :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on February 17, 2013, 01:27:58 PM
Hi Andrew- :welcome: to PB :welcome:

 :clap: Great job on your eyes-glad you joined us for the portrait series!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: messina33 on February 17, 2013, 11:18:13 PM
Welcome andrew!! from another newbie :)  You will love it here, it is one one of my favourite places to be. 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: eftpower1 on February 18, 2013, 04:59:36 AM
Andrew :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

RE: your 1st. "eyes"...  Your "misteak"  gave me real "meat" to consider...What a beautiful sense of sadness those eyes hold!!  I want to file that away in my "tool box" for later use...And I might not  have even thought of that being able to express in watercolor w/o you posting your painting!! :thankyou:

Again,  :welcome:
Brian


Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 18, 2013, 06:26:18 AM
 :clap: :clap:   Good job Andrew and  :welcome:  to the Paint Basket and this wonderful forum.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: eftpower1 on February 23, 2013, 11:27:35 AM
" Eye" got er done, and "Hair' I go. :painting: ... :2funny:


What fascinates me is the range of emotions we can show with this class.  amazing!!
brian

P.S. hope to be with you all tomorrow.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 23, 2013, 11:35:29 AM
Brian, you are improving. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just be careful about the pupil in the top left eye. It must always be round when looking straight on. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 23, 2013, 11:43:16 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Brian, I love your eyes, for they are all so expressive.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 23, 2013, 12:00:12 PM
Well done Brian!! :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 23, 2013, 12:18:21 PM
brian great job on yours eyes  O0   i hope to see you in class tomorrow as well  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on February 23, 2013, 01:00:35 PM
All well done and not a lizard eye among them!  ;D  Hope to see you tomorrow....going to rummage through the paints and see if I can put some reasonable colours together. I think I should be good to have a go.  O0
Ahem....Dennis dahling....any chance we could go at say.... 1/3 - 1/2 speed?  :whistle:
I don't have any batting eyelashes....but I do have a bat!  :knuppel2:    :crazy2:        :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 23, 2013, 02:55:11 PM
I can't find my motorized skateboard :tickedoff: I think Nolan has hidden it away somewhere :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 23, 2013, 03:45:12 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: CarolHorvath on February 23, 2013, 05:36:15 PM
I'd like to post my "eyes" here but cannot seem to find out how!!! Is my age showing? :painting:
I think I found out how--
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 23, 2013, 05:54:34 PM
Terrific Carol!! And you learned a new trick, too.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: eftpower1 on February 23, 2013, 07:10:59 PM
Carol, Nice job!!

Dennis, thank you.. and I "SEE" what you mean about the top left eye... It does not take much to throw it off!!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on February 23, 2013, 08:01:57 PM
But did Nolan take your speedo's?  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Brian good to see you doing your painting. Nice job.  O0 O0 O0  Carol nice job on your eyes. I like the bottom one.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
See you tomorrow.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on February 23, 2013, 08:04:09 PM
Excellent both eyes, Carol  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jennylynn on February 24, 2013, 01:01:54 AM
carol love both your eyes awesome  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on February 24, 2013, 04:30:22 AM
I can't find my motorized skateboard :tickedoff: I think Nolan has hidden it away somewhere :knuppel2:
More likely he's out playing on it!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on February 24, 2013, 05:10:27 AM
Carol-I really like your eyes.  Very expressive and like the light touch :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on February 24, 2013, 07:27:08 AM
 :clap: Brian and Carol! 

 :1hug: Thank you Nolan for hiding that skateboard!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on February 24, 2013, 07:51:49 AM
 :clap: Carol, a beautiful set of eyes. Well done. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: polliwag on February 24, 2013, 10:55:36 AM
Brian, good to see your work again.  Your eyes do really express themselves!  Great Job :clap: :clap:
Carol.. (does this one make Carol 3??)  If I get you confused with Carol and Carl 2, forgive me... anyway these are great looking eyes!!! Kudos!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Peter. on February 28, 2013, 01:48:30 PM
Well now I look at people's eyes with a different eyes!  :2funny:

I am memorizing the formula for hazel ( burnt sienna + cadmium yellow + cadmium orange...) as well as for green and blue eyes, but which colours should be used for a grey eyes?


Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 28, 2013, 03:48:16 PM
Well look at you, Peter! Beautiful job. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: bill97a on March 01, 2013, 07:30:34 AM
well done Peter. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on March 01, 2013, 08:37:26 AM
 :clap: Great job Peter.  I know I've been making people uncomfortable looking at their eyes so much.  ;D ...and noses, and mouths... :whistle:

I'm guessing blues or purples for grey eyes.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2013, 02:01:32 PM
 :clap: Excellent, Peter.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2013, 07:14:27 PM
You have done well with the eyes, Peter :clap: :clap: :clap: One point: Putt the highlights to the side of the pupil and not in them - you don't want to make a painting from a photograph taken with a flash even if it was.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on March 01, 2013, 11:28:11 PM
Very well done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: CarolHorvath on March 02, 2013, 04:04:23 AM
I wanted to do more eyes so here is George with his smiling eyes!  I just noticed something--I forgot to put in his lashes!!!! So I resubmitted--don't know if you can see a difference.
I cropped my painting to show just the eyes.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on March 02, 2013, 07:27:14 AM
 :clap: :clap: The "eyes" have it!! O0 O0 O0 Good work everyone!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 02, 2013, 08:34:38 AM
With the size of Gorgeous's eyes (or distance he appears to be from viewer) I'm not sure eyelashes are necessary. Your dark shadow area would suggest their presence. You should do well with the live lesson tomorrow. You have a head (oops! :2funny: ) start on the rest of us. I still have several of the element lessons to make up. But it will be fun to see how everyone else does.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on March 02, 2013, 01:46:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Geez Carol, A fantastic painting of George Clooney.  You are soooo good.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2013, 05:04:51 PM
The eyes are nicely done :clap: :clap: :clap: However, as with so many others who make the same "mistake", the problem is to put the eye highlight right in the center of the pupil instead of off to the side - even if the photograph shows it in the center (caused by the flash).
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Peter. on March 03, 2013, 01:55:02 PM
Thanks Sarah, Bill, Natalie, Patricia, Val!

Dennis I will put the highlights to the side of the pupil, now I see that looks weird those highlights in the center!

Carol, George's eyes are very well done!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Lillian on March 03, 2013, 02:58:09 PM
You've all done fantastic work painting eyes!  I'm enjoying what I see.   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Zilpa on March 03, 2013, 06:28:20 PM
Eye number 1. I had a lot of fun with the live tutorial this morning and am looking forward to the next one.


Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2013, 08:20:20 PM
Wow.....Everyone has done a stellar job!!  Congrats everybody!   :clap:   I'm just starting this one, too, Zilpa, so we'll see how we make out.  Your #1 eye is beautiful.  Good job.
I didn't think that portraits would be so much fun....whooohoooo.  Practice....practice....practice.....practice!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 08, 2013, 06:42:17 AM
Nice Zilpa! Oops, now that I see yours, I realize I forgot the young lady's eyebrow. Let's just say she is an overtweezer and I refused to draw it on for her. I'm trying to catch up, too. Not sure i can do it by Sunday, though. I'm sure you will, Zilpa. Well done.
Oh these lone eyes sure look a little creepy in the forum header, don't they? :o  Give me the willies. Whatever willies are.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on March 08, 2013, 08:23:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :heeha: Nice eye Sarah. . . . never mind about the eyebrows. . .perhaps a new fashon look! ;D
 
Congratulations to everyone!  :clap: :clap: :clap: great work being done here on the eyes!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: lynn p. on March 08, 2013, 08:41:33 AM
Wow Zilpa and Sarah--Those are some beautiful peepers!!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on March 09, 2013, 07:06:03 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Very nice eyes Zilpa and Sarah.  Even without an eyebrow, the eye is soft Sarah.  Lovely work both of you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2013, 10:21:53 AM
Zilpa and Sarah - :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on March 09, 2013, 07:11:58 PM
Sarah, getting the willies is par with getting the creeps...and yes they do at times  :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on March 10, 2013, 03:16:17 AM
Sarah, getting the willies is par with getting the creeps...and yes they do at times  :eek:
:2funny:    :-X
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on March 10, 2013, 03:18:15 AM
 :nono:   Roxy.......
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bev S. on March 10, 2013, 03:30:26 AM
What. . . . ?
I never said a word!
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on March 18, 2013, 05:30:53 PM
here is my try on eyes  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 18, 2013, 05:36:41 PM
Well eye'll be Bhavna. You are still progressing through. Well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on March 18, 2013, 05:58:43 PM
 :thankyou: Sarah
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2013, 02:40:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: Very nice set of eyes Bhavna.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on March 19, 2013, 04:54:55 AM
Thanks Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 19, 2013, 04:38:20 PM

Just graped moment to scan the forum..avery impresive dlsplay of talent "ya all!"
Me Android my tablet a getting alog like val Android her cats :tickedoff:

Saw mary's eyes in the gallery,but not here. They also are outstandng
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 19, 2013, 04:53:54 PM
 :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: Busted, Brian!!   :2funny:   But thank you...you are so sweet always!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: NHC50 on March 19, 2013, 05:36:12 PM
WOW! WOW! guys you are all doing a fantastic job. Give yourself a pat on the back. O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2013, 10:45:03 PM
Very nice eyes, Bhavna  :clap: :clap: :clap:

This comment is for everyone: It pays to take just a little more time and effort to make sure the irisses are perfectly round and also that the pupil is dead center in the iris. Remember that the very first thing looked at are the eyes before anything else. It's all the tiny things that add quality and give the painting that professional look. I'm busy training you to look for the small things that most other artists overlook. You are all doing great  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bhavna on March 20, 2013, 09:31:04 AM
Thank you Dennis for giving us such wonderful lessons.
 :thankyou: Brian, Mary Nina. 1st time ever panted any human body parts
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2013, 02:41:02 PM
As my late father always said to me, "There is always a first time."  :clap: :clap:

The journey of a thousand miles always begins with the first step - Chinese Proverb
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on March 21, 2013, 04:10:01 AM
Great job Bhavna!  :)

Dennis  :thankyou: for helping me with my first step!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2013, 10:14:07 AM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on May 04, 2013, 02:33:34 AM
this is my first attempt at doing the eyes will do more to practice they were fun
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on May 04, 2013, 03:16:11 AM
Much better than mine Pamela  O0   I was in one of those, where's this, forgot that days  :D I will have to sit and go through the portrait series slowly. I really want to take my time with those, I want to be able to paint my new and old friends and illegally adopted family members.....you never know who will pop up there... :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: polliwag on May 04, 2013, 04:57:05 AM
I like the green ones!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 04, 2013, 05:38:41 AM
Okay Pamela and Val--it's a plan. Slow and steady wins the race. I want to go through the lessons that way too. I seem to have accomplished one eye and one mouth so far. You tackled the whole darn page Pamela. Good for you. I am first in the process of learning to draw portraits. Then I'll go back to my portrait watercolor practice.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on May 04, 2013, 05:04:32 PM
 :thankyou:  Val Poliwag and Sarah  you all are good
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2013, 04:00:39 AM
this is my second attempt at eyes
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on June 01, 2013, 06:42:01 AM
Much better than mine. Good fleshtone.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2013, 04:44:45 PM
thank you Val
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: njnjgirl on July 06, 2013, 12:01:40 PM
Everyone did a banner job on the eyes!  O0 O0 Here is my attempt:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on July 06, 2013, 12:39:36 PM
You must be careful to get the pupil dead center in the iris, and the iris perfectly round.

Very nicely done Mary Lou.....and not a lizard amongst them!  :whistle:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: jrhall036 on July 06, 2013, 03:00:10 PM
Mary Lou, look at them peepers!  :D  I really like the green eye especially!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on July 06, 2013, 05:21:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job of the eyes Mary Lou.  I love the long lashes.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: njnjgirl on July 06, 2013, 05:59:29 PM
Thanks Val, Jami and Patricia :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 16, 2013, 08:57:33 AM
loved, loved, loved painting these eyes - actually made me feel like a REAL artist.  A friend wants me to paint a portrait of his son so I'm hoping after these 7 lessons I'll be able to!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on October 16, 2013, 12:27:23 PM
Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:   Just make sure that you get the irises round and the pupils right in the centre O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 16, 2013, 12:56:23 PM
Thanks, Dennis - good advice!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on October 16, 2013, 01:04:12 PM
 :detective:    :think:   and not a lizard eye among them! Where did I go wrong?  :confused:     :2funny:

Well done Sharon, as Dennis pointed out...watch the round iris and pupil dead in the center.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 16, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
I went back and enlarged some of the pupils to make them more centered and they definitely look a lot more realistic...what's a lizard eye, Val??
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on October 16, 2013, 06:43:50 PM
Oh dear....  ;D ... if you check my sorry attempt, it came out looking more like a lizard's eye than a human eye!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on October 19, 2013, 03:11:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Sharon.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Fencepost on October 21, 2013, 09:02:26 PM
Here's my entry into learning portrait painting. Very informative lesson, fun to paint, challenging. I need to do a lot more!

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 21, 2013, 09:07:24 PM
Judie - your eyes look great! Isn't this series fun to paint?!? 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Fencepost on October 21, 2013, 09:14:26 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon! Yes, fun to paint. Lots to learn.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 21, 2013, 09:21:07 PM
I just completed the hair lesson - which you'll enjoy, too.  Now on to the nose and ears!!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on October 22, 2013, 02:14:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Judie, gorgeous eyes.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Fencepost on October 22, 2013, 07:29:18 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on October 22, 2013, 01:06:24 PM
Judie  :heeha: coming on like an otter at a clambake!  :2funny: Very well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Fencepost on October 22, 2013, 03:01:37 PM
 :thankyou: Val!  :blush: How 'bout like Val at a chocolate factory  :D  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: BeaSue on October 22, 2013, 03:04:49 PM
Judy, these eyes are great!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on October 22, 2013, 11:03:21 PM
Very well done Judy  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just the blue eye the pupil needs to be in the center  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on October 23, 2013, 02:30:59 AM
:thankyou: Val!  :blush: How 'bout like Val at a chocolate factory  :D :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

 :faint: Not a pretty sight!  :licklips:    >:D    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Fencepost on October 23, 2013, 06:22:42 AM
 :thankyou: Susan!
 :thankyou: Dennis! That blue-eyed woman is a half-bubble off center for sure.  :2funny: i figured the only fix would be to dilate the pupil but had no drops so left it alone.  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on October 23, 2013, 11:34:40 AM

 That blue-eyed woman is a half-bubble off center for sure.  :2funny: i figured the only fix would be to dilate the pupil but had no drops so left it alone.  :D

 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 23, 2013, 11:42:17 AM
judie, my eyes were off center, too - guess that makes us cockeyed optimists!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: cyril on December 10, 2013, 10:06:26 PM

Hi All,

Here's my entry

This was a very  informative lesson. This has improved my perspective in drawing and painting the eyes,



 regards,
 cyril
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 10, 2013, 10:42:02 PM
Cyril,

Looks like a very interesting lesson - one I need to do.

Love the gleam in your eyes (the painted ones).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 03:13:14 AM
Nice set of peepers Cyril, looks like the lesson did indeed give you a nice perspective!  :clap:  Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: cyril on December 11, 2013, 10:10:00 AM
 :thankyou: mea , steven
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 02:19:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Cyril.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: cyril on December 11, 2013, 02:59:02 PM
 :thankyou:  Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 03:21:34 PM
I did a horrid job of this lesson.....ended up with one lizard eye!  :2funny:

I shall have to redo all the portrait lessons again. You Cyril, are doing a great job. Just watch to keep the iris perfectly round.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: cyril on December 12, 2013, 10:17:56 AM
 :thankyou:  Val
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: doina on January 24, 2014, 02:46:23 PM
This is my first shot at the eyes. Any comments are welcome. Thanks, Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: scouserl41 on January 24, 2014, 03:36:21 PM
Hi Doina, looks like the portrait class is coming along.
It might be the photograph but the pupil doesn't look as if it's dead center in the iris or the iris isn't a perfect circle. I did the same thing when I did the class too. The other thing is the lines around the eyelids. There aren't any hard lines in the face, the lines are actually rounded skin so there should be some shading there even if it's fairly narrow. If you darken up the skin tone it will make the shading easier to do and make the light tone inside the lower lid stand out on it's own.
I like the green though very attractive.
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: doina on January 24, 2014, 06:10:08 PM
here is my second one - the hazel eye. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: doina on January 24, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
Thank you Brian for your comments. The lines around de eyelids, I did not believe that they belong, but when I look at Dennis lesson in PDF, I had the impression that he highlighted them. I will correct. As for the pupil being in the center of the eye, it is. If you consider also the eye part that is under the eyelid, it is smack in the middle. I went back and searched the lesson. Dennis pupil in the eye is in the same location. I'll try to change in another trial, and I'll see the difference. Thanks again, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 24, 2014, 06:58:41 PM
Doina,

Your second attempt is much improved.

As a girl, I'd want more eye lashes, though.  Guess where that drawing lesson on "flicks" would come in handy.

You are braver than I am for even trying it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: doina on January 25, 2014, 07:12:21 AM
well, here is the blue eye. I had a problem with lesson forwarding. As of last night I finished tow of them, this morning I wanted to go directly where I left off last night. I waited 20 minutes to run and it did not :tickedoff: :tickedoff: Then I went to the PDF, which I was not very fond of the blue eye step instruction :whistle: This is the best I was able to do. I'll send a message to Nolan to see if they are any tricks to go directly to the time you want on the taped lesson. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: scouserl41 on January 25, 2014, 07:50:53 AM
Doina to go directly to the time on a prerecorded lesson put your cursor on the bottom of the screen and the time slider will pop up. Move the cursor from left to right and wherever the curor is on the slider will show a time (55.30 for instance) if you left click with that number shown then the recording will start at that point after a short pause.
Works for me.
The roundness of the eye may look distorted if the camera wasn't parallel to the painting when you took the photograph, lenses create all kinds of distortion that way.
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: doina on January 25, 2014, 08:23:21 AM
thank you Brian. I'll try, hopefully will work for me too. Now I will be moving to the "hair". It looks challenging! Thanks again  :thankyou: for all your support, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on January 25, 2014, 12:03:27 PM
Nicely done Doina.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Denise808 on March 02, 2014, 07:26:10 PM

It's been a while since I've posted/painted anything. Good to be back on the forum -- so much art to catch up on. I'm impressed by all the eyes on this thread  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Here's mine. Feedback, as always, very welcomed. Thanks!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 02, 2014, 09:35:45 PM
Denise,

So good to see you back.  We have missed you.

The eyes are so well done - so expressive.

Keep painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2014, 11:22:08 PM
Excellent, Denise  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Welcome back :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: cyril on March 03, 2014, 10:04:59 AM
Well done denise ....    :clap:  :clap: ......
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2014, 03:52:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Yaaaaaay!!!  I am so pleased to see you back Denise.  We have missed you.  Your eyes are FANTASTIC.  Take your time and enjoy the art, there is no rush to catch up.  It is just so lovely to see you painting again.  WELCOME BACK so pleased you have come home. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Denise808 on March 04, 2014, 09:44:02 AM
Thank you Mea :thankyou: Your "Orange Sunset" is gorgeous by the way...  8)

Thanks so much Dennis, I'm looking forward to painting hair next.... :painting:

 :thankyou: Cyril  :thankyou:

Patricia, yes, it's great to be on the forum again ;). And I'll enjoy taking my time to get back into the swing again!

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome backs.....
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 04, 2014, 09:45:45 AM
Thanks, Denise.  I enjoyed working with the orange color.

So glad you are back!  Look forward to more of your beautiful blues.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2014, 10:26:54 AM
welcome back and well done!!! I especially love your green eye on the top right - really gorgeous lashes.  This eye lesson helped me enormously when I painted the eyes of the cat…it's a good class!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Denise808 on March 08, 2014, 07:19:05 PM
Thanks Sharon, I agree It's a good class! That green eye had a good mascara day ;)

Mea, I may try the March painting challenge and incorporate some blue in an abstract way -- maybe ...
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 08, 2014, 11:57:49 PM
Go for it, Denise.

You are the baroness of BLUE.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Denise808 on March 09, 2014, 09:20:51 PM
he he, I like the title  --  ohh, the pressure to live up to it ......  ;D
Title: Lesson 48 Eyes
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 13, 2014, 09:20:57 AM

Finally started the eyes lesson. The orange that I have is a cadmium orange, so after the first eye I added some red to it. Also my viridian is a viridian hue and it just does not seem to be the right color. Any suggestions, hints,etc would be so appreciated. I am very inexperienced painting people so I really enjoyed the eyes lesson.
Kris

 
Title: Re: Lesson 48 Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on August 13, 2014, 10:27:21 AM
Beautifully done Kris, one suggestion on the first eye, you could try to round the eye on the left side it is a bit off comming to the bottom of the lid.  Love the lashes on the 2 nd one   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson 48 Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 13, 2014, 10:34:19 AM
Kris,

I want my eyes (real ones, not painted ones) to look as pretty as the one on the top right.  Her eye looks like a model's eye.  So pretty.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson 48 Eyes
Post by: Val on August 13, 2014, 10:48:44 AM
Beautifully done Kris, just need to watch the roundness.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson 48 Eyes
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 13, 2014, 12:54:50 PM
Thank you Danielle, Mea and Val for the suggestions. I reviewed the older postings of this lesson and saw a lot of things I did wrong. Very helpful. I will work on the rounding of the eyes.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on August 13, 2014, 06:32:46 PM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on August 14, 2014, 02:15:22 AM
Kris,  very well done except for the iris. :clap: :clap: :clap: It is very important that you keep the iris absolutely round and also the pupil must be in the very center of the iris O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dnaleri3 on August 14, 2014, 04:32:31 AM
Thank you Dennis. I will remember that. I enjoyed the lesson . I have not done portraits at all so I was happy with my first attempts thanks to you.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on September 26, 2014, 07:53:22 PM
Here are my free hand  eye studies made after Dennis' class and the ones i made a year ago,   What a difference,  :thankyou: Dennis. This year
and last year
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 27, 2014, 02:14:48 AM
Danielle,

Nice eyes.  You have learned the eye lesson well.  I want to try that when I get back home.

aloha

mea (adding to my to-do list)
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on September 27, 2014, 03:39:08 AM
 :doh:   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  ok, I'm gobsmacked!!!  :heeha:   Stunning, every one! Tremendous improvement!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on September 27, 2014, 04:23:32 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val, thank you for your encouragement and lovely comments.
  I think I still need to make the skin tone a bit darker though, they all look fair skin.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on September 27, 2014, 04:33:14 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent Danielle.  Good exercise to compare your improvement ... I should do that too.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: BeaSue on September 27, 2014, 04:40:59 AM
Beautiful!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on September 27, 2014, 04:44:40 AM
 :thankyou: so much Patricia and Sue for your encouragement.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: sally13 on September 27, 2014, 02:31:06 PM
These are great Danielle, its good when you can see your improvement like this. I think the first ones are fairly good too. the irises you have done now are soooo well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on September 28, 2014, 12:33:25 PM
 :thankyou: so much Sally  for your comment and taking the time to look at my painting. 
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Kedde on October 11, 2014, 11:52:31 AM
It has always been my ambition to be able to draw people and portraits.  The lesson plan builds up piece by piece, slowly, my kind of game. So here we go ...

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2014, 12:00:14 PM
Very nice eyes, Kedde :clap: :clap: :clap: Just be very careful in getting the iris absolutely round and the pupil dead center. Even if the photograph has the highlights right in the center of the pupils you must shift them to one side to make them look natural. With them in the center is a dead give-away that a flash has been used.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Kedde on October 11, 2014, 12:14:00 PM
Thanks Dennis, will do. That's by the way exactly what you are saying in the video, I remembered it when you rephrased it here. Can't wait to get to the point where I put everything together ...
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Danielle123 on October 11, 2014, 03:52:57 PM
Nice work on your eye study Kedde. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2014, 04:26:21 PM
Good work!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on November 23, 2014, 12:20:54 PM
 :painting: Here is my Version!  ;)



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on November 24, 2014, 12:53:33 PM
Nicely done Bryndis, just remember to keep the iris and pupil perfectly round, and the pupil centered in the iris. It's a tough lesson.  :tongue:    ;D

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on November 24, 2014, 09:02:01 PM
Very well done, Bryndis :clap: :clap: :clap:   Same comment as Val O0
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on November 28, 2014, 09:38:38 AM
Thanks for Your comments and advice. :thankyou:


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Straynative on June 07, 2017, 12:01:23 PM
What I love about doing the lessons with Dennis and Nolan are the little gems of info you get that make all the difference to a subject. I have been dabbling in some portraits but really painting the faces loosely and from a distance as that way i could kind of avoid any major detail that would get me into trouble. The shadow inside the eye tip here and the eye lashes being in "families, are little nuggets of info. As well as the parts of the eye i honestly wasnt even seeing before.

Anyways heres my attempts and i did end up getting looser and looser as time went on but I got the just of it and learnt plenty

Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Val on June 07, 2017, 12:08:17 PM
Good go Trev. So many of us share the same issue when we start the eyes, so here is the easiest way I know to describe it....

Just remember to keep the iris and pupil perfectly round, and the pupil centered in the iris. It's a tough lesson.  :tongue:    ;D

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

You have done well, the eye lashes even in drawings still cause me grief!  :doh:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Win on June 07, 2017, 03:10:36 PM
You have me interested to give this lesson a go now as well Trev.   :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Straynative on June 07, 2017, 06:50:52 PM
Tip taken Val thanks! I didn't keep them very round and center etc lol. Yeah Win go for it!
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: dennis on June 08, 2017, 01:23:05 AM
Very well done, Trev  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just be very careful in making the Iris absolutely round for a frontal view. The top right hand one is correct. Also the pupil must be completely in the center of the iris.
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Happychappy on June 08, 2017, 03:14:26 AM
Good job Trev and yes, I too, love the way Dennis and Nolan teach us.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 08, 2017, 07:34:10 AM
Nice work, Trev.  I love how you use color!

A couple years you gave me the tip to do more than one study on a piece of paper and I have been doing it ever since.  I like how you did it here on the eyes.  Great to have things side by side for comparison.

So good to see you taking advantage of your "Angel" lessons.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 08, 2017, 10:39:01 AM
So glad you took this lesson, Trev - it was one of the most important one I think of the portrait series. Centering is definitely important...and keeping the eyeballs round, too. I think you did really well!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #48 - Portraits - Eyes
Post by: Straynative on June 10, 2017, 04:32:11 AM
Thanks everyone. Yes Mea the Angel lessons are a blessing so I intend to learn as much as possible whilst I can  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: