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How to Paint Realistic Cats Eyes in Acrylic

Tiger – by John K. Thorne – Flickr  

I thought I would re-post this blog which covers ‘How to paint Cat’s Eyes Realistically’ as we're painting tigers in class. 🐅

Enjoy it…  

There are a few tricks to painting realistic eyes in acrylic. It’s all in the observation but often they just don’t look right without a catch light or two. Eyelashes can be a danger too, overworked or all the lashes like soldiers in a line. Here is a video from the Art Sherpa to help you along the way. Note she suggests if you want realism then paint on a flat (not textured) surface. This follows for all realism. 

If you skip to 7.50 minutes that’s when she explains about painting a realistic cats eye and how to use your reference material. If you skip again don’t miss the highlights at 54.00 mins… 

Have you seen Painting an eye... Mixing or Titanium White?