1.Start with your face. I like to darken the area in which the eyes are going, because it is naturally darker in the indentations where your eyes are
1.Start with your face. I like to darken the area in which the eyes are going, because it is naturally darker in the indentations where your eyes are/
2. Now, using a very thin brush, in this case, a number “0”, create an arc representing the top of the eye. I am using a lighter color than I would for purposes of this demonstration.
3. Do the same for the lower part of the eye. These are your guidelines.
4. With a larger, round brush, in this case I used a number “1”, fill in the eye with a white or off white. I like to water down the paint for a softened look. I usually overlap the guidelines with the paint slightly to soften the line. (we’re looking spooky here, but don’t worry.)
5.Choose your eye color, i.e., blue, green, brown, etc.. I choose brown in this case. Now make or choose three VALUES of the color you choose; a dark, a medium and a light.
6. Using your number 1 brush, paint a simple circle with your DARK value, in the center of the eye, touching the top guideline, but NOT the bottom line.
7. Now while your paint is still wet, go in with your MEDIUM value and your number 1 brush, and paint a slightly smaller circle in the center of the circle of Darkest value. You don’t have to be fussy with this. Just make sure you don’t go outside of the lines of the first circle. If you do, you can go back and touch up. (This is a very subtle change but you should see a gradual shift of shade, the darkest being on the outside edge)
8. With your no. 0 brush, pick up some of your lightest value, and place a dot in the center of the circle.
9. With the same brush, pull the paint from the dot to the outside edge of the circle created with the MEDIUM value. Do this until you have a starburst effect covering your Medium value.
10. Using your number 1 brush, paint a black circle in the center of the eye, touching the top but not the bottom of the inner circle. Your black should not cover all of the starburst, nor should it be too small. Now, using your 0 brush, paint a small, black line from the inner corner, to the outside corner, up and over the work you’ve just done to create an upper lid.
11. Finally, using your no. 0 brush again, take a small bit of white or off white, and make a comma on one side of the pupil. An important thing to remember is that if you place your comma on the left side of one eye, it must go on the left side of the other eye as well, and vice versa.
VIOLA!! You did it!