How to Paint an Eye in Oil with Craig Nelson

July 12, 2019 1 min read

In this clip from his instructional video workshop, A Quick Studies Oil Portrait from Life, Craig Nelson demonstrates how to paint life-like human eyes. You learn to identify important features in a model's eyes and translate them accurately to your portrait using quick, decisive strokes. Craig tests and revises colors and alternates between lights and darks to constantly refine facial features.



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