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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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CobaltCupcakes Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this is helpful! :3
Hailstorm11 Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good tutorial =D
LauraBach Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for this tutorial, I used it here quickly. Was fun and easy to follow, thanks!
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 Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional 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 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is a really well described tutorial. Thank you so much! :D
Padendra 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 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative. ...thanks!
belzxc Nov 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this was wonderfully helpful!
Peppermint-Pocky Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What program did you use?
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