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Old 12-06-2008, 09:03 PM
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A study on Eyes and Noses

These study threads are designed to have members show close up crops of a small areas of a work on a specific topic to show in detail how you work. They are designed to help members learn a variety of ways that you can achieve effects on a topic. Please post images that show good detail of your scratch work. Please tell us a little bit of how you achieved the affects in your image and what tools you used. Also when applicable please indicate the species of animal depicted. It may alse be useful to indicate the size of the original piece and roughly the size of the croped area.

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Old 12-07-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Here is a piece to show examples of eyes and nose. This is on a black Ampersand board and I used the scratchboard tool with both the pointed and broad nibs as well as tan X-Acto knife with a #11 blade.



1) Eyes and Nose.



2) The Eyes. This close up and isolated the eye looks strange, but when it is in the whole picture it works and even helps in convincing that the lighting is harsh.



3) The Nose. I used the broad nib for the highlight on the nose.



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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Gorgeous work Diana

Here are some eyes and noses from the cheetah and lion worlds to show the different techniques I use. In some cases, I stipple (dots), in others I use lines and sometimes I use a random technique (technically known as my 'higgledy piggledy' technique )

Lion coloured with watercolours

Original size


Massive closeup of the eye only


Cheetah 8" x 10"


Eye


Nose


Another cheetah 8" x 10"


The eyes


And finally another cheetah 8" x 10"


Eye


Nose

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Old 12-07-2008, 09:45 PM
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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Hi,

This thread is really awsome !
Should be kept as a sticky one.

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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Thanks Crias,
for the great tutorial, this really helps when starting a new drawing as to what line style to use.
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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Here is another example of eyes using a tabby cat.


Here are the stages of creating this eye.



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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

AWESOME Stuff!

Here ya Go Diana, I animated it for you...



I had to Make the last frame fit as you sized it differently. It looks good even though it's more pixelated.

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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

I won't have time to post all of mine right now, as I have to go to work

Here is a close up on the eyes of a baby gorilla. The actual piece is only 5"x5.5" so this is MUCH magnified. The eyes were scratched with an exacto, and then the shadowed eye was reinked with diluted black ink.



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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

The golden eagle's eye was the most complex eye I have done to date. done with #11 exacto.





And an eagle's beak is his nose.... right The dark lines that go over the beak were put back in after the rest with a fine tipped black marker.

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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

The eyes were the focus for this wolf piece and I chose to lighten them significantly from the ref photo to make them more dramatic.



About life size...


And much magnified...
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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Fabulous!! Oh, and that trick of putting the black back in with a marker is a good one. I often do that as it saves a lot of time.
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My favorite work on eyes so far

Juno & Mojo 8" x 10"


Eye & Nose close ups:


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Arrrrrgh!

This naming thing is BUGGIN' me to insanity!!!!

Here's the right pic for that post GRRRRRRRRR!
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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses



same image that Patrick used for one of his cheetah images. The darker eye was darkened with diluted black ink.


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Re: A study on Eyes and Noses

Wow, these are all so nice. Eyes and noses are some of my biggest weaknesses. Thanks everyone.
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