Testing my luck with another ‘Eye’

Turns out, yesterday’s drawing or my ability to draw a realistic eye wasn’t a fluke. If I spent enough time and paid attention to the details, I was able to replicate a similar drawing today. This means I might be getting better with practice as the old saying goes.

This morning, I set out to start a small monochromatic painting by repurposing an old canvas on which I had neglected a very basic self-portrait.  I’m not much into self-portraits at all, so suffice to say I lost interest pretty quickly.

IMG_8395[1]Canvas died: Don’t mind my feet, but that just goes to show you that there was no way I could fix it!

Instead, I thought, why don’t I try my hand at drawing an eye again. See if I could repeat the miracle of yesterday.

This time, I wanted to try in colour instead of monochrome, so started off looking for an eye photograph on google to inspire me. It’s kind of weird, to be honest browsing the net looking at disembodied human eye after eye. Anyhoo, I settled on a deep blue eye. Then I hit a little snag in my master plan; I don’t actually have any colouring pencils in my kit at the moment. None. There is, however, a very basic 12 piece pastel set, so I decided I’ll use that to bring the colour. I didn’t know how this was going to go as I’ve rarely used pastels before cause simply put, I do not know how to use it efficiently or effectively. So, armed with my pencils from yesterday, and the set of basic pastels, I set out to draw as realistic an eye I could.

Here is how I went:

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And here’s the finished product.

Will I use Pastels again? Perhaps not. This was a very difficult medium to use, control and was a bit unruly. Will I attempt another eye again? Most likely. I want to try green and brown, see if I can capture their depths. And after that, I’m thinking I’ll attempt lips. Those are extremely hard to draw in my opinion cause you don’t have a wide palette of colours to play with. Let’s see how I go.

 

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