Heya! Welcome back, how was your week? I feel like mine was pretty good overall with a few particularly good parts throughout, one of them being lucky enough to be interviewed over on 2PeasInAPodBlog. You can check that out if you haven’t already but as I said in last week’s post, things are changing up slightly around here as I’ve introduced my new category of Art & Photography yayyyyyy! So I though I would kick start with my first arty style post with this lil’ watercolour tie-dye eye that I did a few days ago. It’s not perfect in any way and in no way is this necessarily a tutorial as I haven’t gotta clue what I’m doing to be honest but I will get straight on and show ya how I got along with this.
Now I didn’t do this painting all in one go I spread it over a few days so it would be easier to get a layered effect with the paints and also because painting and watching YouTube at the same time ends up making the time go by so much faster (hehe!). I started off knowing that I wanted to draw an eye or iris of some sort so headed to pinterest for some inspiration. The process was actually quite easy for the eye but blending the colours and getting the right opacity was probably the hardest part, so I will just go ahead and take you through the steps that I did to accomplish this painting.
Step 1: Using a pencil I marked out a rough shape of a circle with another smaller circle inside, this represents the iris and the pupil. (I did my eye in the corner of the paper because I can’t draw neat full circles, whoops!)
Step 2: I selected the colour range that I wanted, I opted for blues and greens and began applying the lightest shade as a base colour.
Step 3: Taking slightly darker shades and hues, I began adding more depth and colour variation to the eye.
Step 4: Referring back to inspiration that I found online, I added more colours where I felt that I needed some more emphasis and simply used water on my brush to help blend all the colours seamlessly and make them run into each other.
Step 5: Once I was happy with the iris, I moved onto the pupil beginning with a brown colour to fade the pupil into the iris. I also added additional lines of brown throughout the center of the eye which you can see better in the pictures below.
Step 6: I then went in with black and made the pupil as dark and intense as possible. Lastly, going back in with any final touches for added emphasis or boldness and voila, that is the eye complete!
So I hope you liked my first lil art post, I feel like they are so much more ‘me’ and relaxed and a bit different ya know? Let me know if you liked it below as I would love to have your feedback! I’m currently working on a few lil’ sketches and another painting of a galaxy but until then I will have some more lil posts going up in between as normal. I have no clue what next week will hold but we shall just have to see I guess. I hope you have a fab week and I shall speak to you all next week!
P.S: I’d love if you guys could send me some requests of things you’d like to see drawn/painted. Anything from a specific object, scenery, person anything you’d like to see pop up on the blog! Byesies! Xxx