How To Paint Miniatures Eyes. 1) black in the eyes 2) use an off white to paint the whites of the eye 3) paint the black pupil 4) paint the reflective dot with pure white these minis below are examples of eyes too small for the 6 easy steps. 1st light of the face and hands;
2nd light of the face and hands; A close look at the miniature.
A Private Portrait Miniature Collection 19th Century
A way that i mostly use for gaming miniature, simple and effective: Adding metallic paint or opalescent paint to your colors will give them a luster or shine, for example.
How To Paint Miniatures Eyes
At one time someone had a what if question that they tried out, resulting in the common techniques used in painting miniatures today.Be sure to keep the highlights in the center of the eye/lens because the source of the light is the eye itself (there isn’t a reflection bouncing off of the lens;Beard shadow, if applicable, 1st and 2nd light;Black gives here the most contrast, but other colors can be used too (in this scale would be hard to make a difference between pupil and iris, so i make just one dot).
But just remember that the human eyeball is a perfect round sphere.Draw the irises, but not with brush, with fineliner (a marker with a very fine tip, i use 0,1mm).Enlarge picture to see highlight above the eyes.For that you would fill in the area around the pupil with whatever color (i typically use black) and then carefully put a small amount of paint on a small brush and very gently drag the tip of the brush over the bump and bob’s your uncle.
Hair and facial hair (we will take advantage to correct possible mistakes)I just go up to 4 steps:I think that evidence of the evolution of miniatures painting is.If you’ve got too much paint on your brush, or if it slips, you haven’t ruined any painting you’ve already done on her face.
In both let the brush ‘fan out’ 3.Instead, i used the four steps outlined above.Iris and the pupil is.It is important not to get the eyes too big or you will get a cartoonish look.
It’s always a good idea to keep the colors you used for the face on hand in case the eyes don’t go so well, and you have to start over.Let’s go from the how to paint eyes page back to the paint techniques page.Most of the dark sword minis i’ve painted have teeny tiny eyes.Mouth (first we will paint the line or interior, then the lower lip and finally the teeth, if applicable) step 6:
Now we’ll highlight the upper eye lid with blue paint, again i use blue genesis artist colors, creating an eye shadow effect to match the eye colour.Of course there are many other types of eyes to be painted.One of the easiest ways is to:Optional, but it adds that extra.
Paint the eyes white/ivory, but no need to be very precise, two blobs are ok.Paint the middle of the eye, black, dark brown or dark blue.Paint the whites of the eyes as small almond shapes.Sister’s eyes were done with incubi darkness).
Smooth with a dry paint brush when done.So, it is totally sensible to colour the eyeballs in the tinge of light grey.Spark and makes eyes more readable if done right.Stand in front of the mirror and observe your own eyes to understand the very fact that eyeballs are lighter towards the centre as compared to the corners.
The first technique is easy, just brush on paint to the raised areas like you were doing the base layer again.The iris is a perfect circle.The light emanates from the lens itself)This includes the raised areas of the clothes, the top of the sword, the forward area of the leg and so forth.
This mini’s sculpted eyes could probably stand to be painted a little smaller (and.Use your imagination and get creative.Use your smallest brush with the best tip and load the very tip of the brush with white paint.When painting eyes, i’ve always found that it works best to paint them after finishing the rest of the face.
When you get the main part of the face done, the next part is to do the eyes.White dot for the pupil glint.White/offwhite for the eyes, black/very dark colour line accross where you want the pupils to be (look at photographs to see where to put them), and then cl.Work the paint into the bristles by wiping it on kitchen towel or cardboard.