The making of the ‘EYES

If a portrait comes to life, then eyes are its soul, the sole reason.

So here is this lovely pair of eyes, which is getting done from the recent portrait oil painting which I have started. I thought I could share the process of how each bit of the face evolves as I paint.

1. First a monochrome outline
2. Applying the base colours for the face
3. Refining the colours and tones and giving a more concrete shape for the eyes
4. Getting into the details of the eyes to give it life