Custom Pet Portraits in Oil
by Artist Zann Hemphill

How Many Layers Does it Take to Paint a Dog’s Eye?

Harley eye split

In this video, I’ll be focusing right in on how I paint this lab’s eyes, and will take the piece from sketched-in to fully rendered.

I’ve edited out time I spend mixing paint and loading my brush  (and staring at the canvas and reference) , but other than that almost every brushstroke is in!
 

For an instructional breakdown on the drawing portion of the process, where I walk through how to get the size, shape, and positioning of dog eyes right in a drawing, check out this post: https://www.pawsbyzann.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-drawing-dog-eyes-how-to-get-the-basics-right-so-your-rendering-doesnt-fall-flat

More of my portraits can be found in my Gallery of recent work, and I often post process to Facebook.

For Prints, Line Drawings and other Animal Art, check out VanIsleDogArt.com >>

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