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haven't been liking the eyes i've been painting lately, so i thought a little practice was in order. :D boy am am i glad i did.

the eyes varied in time, but they were all somewhere between an hr or two each. slower than i'd like, but they were getting quicker. :D they weren't painted in the order seen here, but i can see a clear distinction between the first ones i did, and the last ones. that's what practice if for right? (i really wanted to go back and fix the older ones, but i thought i'd leave em to show some progress) so i think i'll be making a few more of these sheets for other stuff i'd like to level up :D i know i learned a ton

oh, and for those of you who actually read these descriptions, (thanks!) double bonus time! i made a video, and a progress tutorial thingy to explain the process of how i tackle these. hope they help!

progress: [link]

video: [link]

(oh yeah, i left the resolution huge (although still at a third of what i painted em at) hoping it would help somehow to see all the fake little bits of detail i put in there. stippling is awesome! hit the ol 'download' button to see what i'm talking about. )
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:iconswiftsaber:
swiftsaber Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow these are beautiful
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D hey thanks!
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:iconconkeras:
Conkeras Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful :):rose:
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Gorillaz-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now Thats COOL!!!!! With like all the texture and Everything ! :D
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks! glad you like :D
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Gorillaz-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem :3
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ChandyB Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Hi, what have you used to do it? It's so great and you should create a tut about it... it can be interesting!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well here's a progression/ tutorial thiny: [link]
and here's a video: [link]

any other questions, feel free to ask. :D
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SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing :love:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks so much!
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:iconn-o-x-i-s18:
N-o-X-i-S18 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Simply Amazing!!!!:wow:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D hey thanks!
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:iconn-o-x-i-s18:
N-o-X-i-S18 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Welcomes!:D
You did an excellent job!:clap:
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AlumitQamra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Eye candy, mmm.

Loved the video and all, wonderful work!
....<3
You've just been watched!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! always appreciated. glad you liked the eyes too :D (heh, i should have named it eye candy. nice one)
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jacamat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:worship:

I love painting eyes. I would fill my entire gallery with them if that was socially acceptable. So naturally, I love this. You're awesome. I love how you can capture eyes at ANY angle. That is a skill my friend! You rock. I shall be stalking your gallery from this moment onward!

:+fav:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks for the stalking! super! lol. i enjoy painting the eyes as well (that's probably obvious) thanks so much :D
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Were these done from a variety of photos?
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yup. they were at all different angles too. so when you remove the rest of the face, it really changes how an eye looks.
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh yeah totally. In general I notice when I sketch and I intentionally crop part of a face it really affects the character.
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Super great job on these! What do you think is the most important thing you learned while painting them?
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
good question. probably the more texture on skin the better. i know smooth stuff looks fake, but i was being to subtle with it in the earlier ones. so all the texture wasn't reading right
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Good pointer. Thank you!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
anytime!
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:icontheshero:
TheShero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
NOYCE! >: O
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
woothanks! :D
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MayaTakamera Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Do I spy an eye that looks like Jessica Rabbit ^^

Nice job, I've been trying to gain a bit more practice in eyes it's not as easy as it seems half the time XD

Anyway, I love the eye with the wrinkles :thumbsup:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awwww... i should have put her in there. she has great eyes. :D

(i like the wrinkly one too. that one belongs to george carlin)
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DiSmeCha Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the reflection, especially in the one that's crying. ^__^
Thanks again Jeff!! My eyes needed a level up... :dance:
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JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
glad ya like! (ha! i slipped a little frowny face in that reflection, it's subtle but it's there. lol should have slipped more silly stuff in those other eyes :D )
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Brilliance!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D hey thanks!
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
You're welcome :).
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StitchedUpZombie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I picture this as a wall covered in eyeballs; it makes me even happier. :)
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thaaaat would be fantastic! great idea :D
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StitchedUpZombie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Attache Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
"Eye" think that practice made perfect! :clap:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ha! classic :D
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Nice!!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks!
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:iconrevois:
revois Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These are beautiful!
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! :D
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revois Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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BOBBb12345 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconjbellio:
JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D !
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