An Artist's Guide to Eyes and Expression

What I cover in the video tutorial and Ebook

I will discuss in detail the following aspects of how I work:


  • How to glaze with acrylic to achieve colour correctness and depth

  • How I mix my colours and prepare my palette

  • How to change the expression of any eye through subtle alterations

  • How to add moisture to the eye without over doing it

  • How to add depth to the eye

  • How to add detail to the eye in just a few minutes

  • Examples are the wolf, lion and bird eye

  • I focus on teaching the thinking and principles behind how I work with eyes in order to achieve a real and expressive result

  • I illustrate how the detail in the eye of a bird differs to that of the wolf and lion

About This Tutorial

If you are an artist that loves to create realistic work, that is looking to take your skills to the next level then this is the perfect tutorial for you! I am thrilled to be sharing my processes of how I create living expression in this 46minute video and ebook. This tutorial will help you overcome so many issues with realistic painting that it could even make it look easy! I will be taking a close up look at layering, glazing, trouble shooting, colour mixing, brush work and more. This could be the break through you have been needing to give your skillset and techniques the next step up. I have been refining my process for over a decade and would love to save you some time and effort by showing you exactly how I paint eyes with acrylic paint. If you have been looking for a detailed, step by step explanation about the process behind the way I work, then this is exactly where you need to be. Please download the PDF to your laptop or computer for the best results - once you have downloaded the PDF you will be able to move it between your devices as per usual.

About the Ebook

The Ebook is designed to go hand in hand with the video tutorial, and summarises the entire process. The step by step process is shown in detail in the video.

What is Included

This purchase will give you access to a 30 page ebook that summarieses the video tutoiral. The video tutorial itself is 46 minutes long.

List of Materials Needed for this Tutorial

Small palette knife I use a small one for mixing paints because the larger the palette knife, the more spread out your mixed colours will become on the palette while you work. I like to keep them together as much as I can to save them from drying out too much. ​​ Masterson palette (with sponge and papers) This palette is the only way I have found that keeps my paints wet for days while I work. To see further instruction on how to use this palette please view the tutorial I created for it Acrylic paint (The focus of this tutorial is to use a very simple palette) Titanium White Paynes Grey Burnt Umber Raw Umber Raw Sienna Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre Quinacridone Burnt orange Naples Yellow I recommend using Heavy Body (or structure acrylic) paint with fluid titanium white. When mixing the paints, I will mix them to the point where they are generally similar to Fluid Acrylic in consistency. So if you have fluid paints instead of heavy body acrylics don’t worry, this is fine. I like to use the Heavy Body acrylics as I enjoy having the control over the consistency. However, it is not necessary. Wetting agent by Golden (More Information will be given on this medium in the tutorial, however, if you would like to find out more please follow the link below: Panel/canvas/linen At least 8” x 8” (bigger is fine smaller will be really hard to work with for this tutorial). Your support must be primed. If you are using a panel, please see the tutorial in my video page on how to prepare wooden panel. Easel or support for the painting I like to work with the painting raised rather than flat, however, you can chose whatever works for you in this area. Small air tight containers to put bulk mixed paints - I will always store larger quantities of the main colours that I use in tiny air tight containers in order to keep colour mixes consistent. Chalk pastel pencils for outlining - chalk pastel pencils are amazing for doing outlines as they can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth if any errors are made or you just want to erase the lines. Any brown tone for this tutorial is fine. Paper towels ​Jar for water Brushes size 0 round (at least four of them, possibly more, I used 8) and size 4 Filbert. I use Neef 95 Round 0 and Princeton 6300FB Filbert 4, however, the main characteristic of these brushes are that they are a good quality stiff synthetic brush.

How it works

The full HD video and reference photos are stored on my WeTransfer account so that it is easy for you to download. The PDF file that you purchase through my website store contains the link and password to access the downloadable video and photos. I recommend that you download the video onto either a laptop or PC, using software that will allow the download of an MP4 file. The file size is 2.3GB - If you are unable to download a file this size, please email me with your purchase number and the maximum size you are able to download, and I will make a file that size specifically for you. Number of downloads per person is limited to 2. The password for the downloads will be changed every 7 - 14 days or if I notice the downloads are being missused. Please download the PDF to your laptop or computer for the best results - once you have downloaded the PDF you will be able to move it between your devices as per usual.

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