It's All About Eyes
People often remind me that the eyes are the most important part of any portrait. Done well, they bring the subject to life! Done poorly, and nothing anywhere else can save the piece.
These videos focus in on how I paint eyes on cats and dogs when I create custom pet portraits.
They’re organized from shortest (30 seconds) to longest (5 minutes), so enjoy whatever you have time for 😉
To see more of my artwork, check out the Pet Portrait Gallery.
This super quick video focuses in on just the finishing touches.
Check out how adding contrast affects a cat’s eyes with this painting of Lucy.
4 Minute Speed Painting Start to Finish on a Rottweiler Eye
This larger dog painting of Roxy the Rottweiler shows my process from blank canvas to finished eye.
Harley’s portrait (painted about a year after Roxy’s, above) shows just how much detail can pack into that small area.
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Thanks for watching 🙂