Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
4h 3m
Description

Perfect for traditional and digital artists. Easily learn the essential elements and techniques to sketching, inking, and rendering eyes for toon, anime, manga, comic book, and portraiture styles with over 4 hours of step-by-step training. Projects are perfect for artists creating character concepts and graphic work for the entertainment industry. Popular highlights include: Eye Anatomy, Male Eyes, Female Eyes,Rendering Eyes, Design Language, Understanding Colors, Blending Skin Tones, Quick Sketching, Portrait Style, Comic Book Style, Anime Style, Manga Style,Lighting Strategies, Blocking in Colors, Scene Refining, Photo Reference, Reflective Surfaces, Photoshop Brush Techniques, Rendering Techniques, Photoshop Tools. Software required: Photoshop CS and up.

About the author
About the author

With a rich history of traditional drawing and art, Danielle Iyer is an extremely skilled creator and teacher.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to Introduction to Drawing and Shading Eyes, presented by Digital-Tutors. My name is Danielle, and I'll be your instructor as we explore the wide variety of styles and approaches to drawing the eyes for our characters, ranging from simplified cartoons to painted portraits. When we look at any drawing, painting, or photo, the first thing we look at is the eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul. Various expressions are depicted and established through the eyes, and even without the rest of the face, the eyes can express moods, thoughts, and feelings. As artists, we need to learn how to establish a lasting impression using the power of the eyes. Throughout the course of this training, we will discuss important elements and techniques used in sketching, inking, and rendering the eyes. We'll start off simple with learning how to create expressive, cartoon-y eyes that you might find in animated cartoons, or feature film. Then we'll move one to learning how to draw and capture personalities and emotions associated with anime-styled eyes. After that, we'll learn how to illustrate dynamic eyes and features associated with comic books or graphic novels. At that point, we'll be ready to recreate a believable, realistic eye with the use of classical painting techniques as applied in Photoshop. We will take a look at multiple approaches such as rendering male and female eyes and also different shades of color. No steps are skipped in this training, and I'll be great for new artists while offering plenty of tips and workflow suggestions for those experienced in illustration or animation, as well as traditional artists taking on a digital approach to painting. So let's pick up our pencils or tablet pens, and let's get started.