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Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by sanguisGelidus Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by sanguisGelidus
Heyyy, I made a tutorial, because so many asked me how I draw that glowing eyes all the time! ^^ I hope this is helpful!!

Favs and comments are highly appreciated!! :heart:

If you draw something with the help of this tutorial I would be really happy if you credited me and post me a link to your picture, so I can fav and comment it! :D Thank you!! :hug:

Here is my Fantasy-Lips-Tutorial:

Digital Painting Tutorial:

I wanna see glowing eyes everywhere!!! :dummy: :la:
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Given 2012-05-05
This was very nice tutorial you made; I liked the basic sketch of the eye on the top right - it was a quick lesson on sketching the eyeball in the skull and the shaping eyelid and eyebrow above it, without taking away from the ACTUAL lesson, which was how to color a fantasy eye.

As far as the main lesson, it was expanded and explained so as to make this easy to understand, and was not condensed into three of four images. (e.g., "Make the line-art. Add the lights and darks of the skin and block in the iris color. Color the eye remembering to add highlights and shadows. Clean up the edges and you're done.") You clearly explained how you work and suggested that we the rest of the artist community might benefit from a similar process.

And, it was helpful that you included images that you had previously made, to show us how the process can be adapted to whatever image we are creating, as well as giving the tutorial some context - these were not random eyes you cooked up just for the sake of the tutorial, they were part of images that many of us have added to our favorites list, the bits that made us say, "Oooooooh, how beautiful!! I love her eyes!"

Excellent work, worth four sets of five stars!
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This is probably one of the most easy-to-understand, well-written tutorials I've seen for digital painting.
Sometimes I find it difficult to find step-by-step tutorials like this, but yours is definitely one of the greatest!

I really like how you explained so clearly what you were doing, and what effect it would have on the overall image.
I also love how this tutorial (and your other tutorials as well) have encouraged artists like myself to think "Hey, I can do this!" and actually give it a try.
I'd been wanting to start digital painting for ages, and your tutorial has really helped me (and many others) to be encouraged and excited to start.
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Arty-Sommer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both very beautiful and helpful. Thank you! :)
Crimson-Buterfly Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very good tutorial 
xxMikko2Lovexx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, nice tutorial. Now, I have a reference to work from and its easy to understand. Thanks. :) :)
jennar0th Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This is awesome and very helpful! Thank you for sharing your technique :)
Lentionola Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
This is really good and useful.
Dragon-Artist92 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! It's just what I was looking for!  :dummy:  :love:
littlemissmewmew Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
May I post your tutorial on this other forums to show people how to draw stuff but I'll credit you.
CobaltCupcakes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this is helpful! :3
Hailstorm11 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good tutorial =D
LauraBach Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for this tutorial, I used it here quickly. Was fun and easy to follow, thanks!
MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This tutorial is fantastic! One of the best ones I have ever seen, so easy to follow and yet it gives wonderful results!

I used it here
Mukaji Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I'm completly new on digital painting and this helped me a lot. Uses it here:…
UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is a really well described tutorial. Thank you so much! :D
Padendra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this great tutorial! Used it here.
(I wish I could do art like yours, I love your works!) =)
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative. ...thanks!
belzxc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this was wonderfully helpful!
Peppermint-Pocky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What program did you use?
Ronzkieadrias Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer

Mscheveous Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
love this tutorial, I think this is the easiest time I've had trying to color in an eyeball and have it look decent. Thank you!!
Kaitou-kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will really help me with my eye technique.
paulalovesART Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I LOVE YOUR TUTORIAL!! I think I'll try it tonight :))
ExclusiveHin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
thank u muuuch!
Densuo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely insightful. This is VERY easy to understand for many levels. this is amazing.
Ape-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I learned so much from this! Thank you so much :glomp:

Here's what I did --->

rabbs88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
So I just did an eye following your tutorial but I'm not sure how I tag you in it :/ 
rabbs88 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is a really great tutorial, thank you for this. Now time to go apply it! If I post something I'll be sure to credit you :) 
ki-ri-01 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for posting this!
I've been struggling to do this kind of style for ages and this tutorial was really helpful and easy to follow~ :)

Jhnrq Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial, really help me to improve... :D [link]
niddyrocks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened my success was effortless just think of all the possibilities
Plumairie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing and inspirational. You should also do a tutorial on drawing faces if you have not already. Faces are my nemisis. I just am not very good and don't know where to start. ty for the great eye tutorial.
Eloquent-Phony Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] used here! I learned a lot thank you
aberrantbehavior Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fantastic tutorial! I used it to make [link]
natkaz3 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
relly useful :D
Sodapop000 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I absolutely love that tutorial. It is simply amazing, and easy to follow. It turns out extremely realistic. Thank you so much!
Bliood-Kira Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for you're awesome tut used it here [link]
hendhamdy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
featured here [link] :rose:
Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful!!! I have been a "silent" watcher of your art for sometime now, but I'm finally getting around to actually faving your things!
KarenBraun Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I used your tutorial to do my very first try on photoshop airbrushing! It's quite awful but it would be worst without your tutorial!
My pic: [link]
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
thank u fort sharing :)
Vossestear Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what type of digital software do you use to draw??!!
Erislei Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is a great tutorial!
Val1121 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for this great tuto ^^
MsBiffy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I might actually make this my standard style, it turned out so well. (I love mixing styles like this.) With some variation, of course. I'm not THAT big of a copycat. [link]
xLukzx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial, love your art <3
Little-Frost Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
<3! :thanks:
Winters-Hart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey I used your tutorial,[link] how did I do?
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