Last Wednesday, I joined The Ocala Art Group. Their meetings involve demos of all the different art mediums. But, Wednesday the demonstrator was Darla Goldberg - a friend of mine from Citrus Watercolor Club. I wish I had also taken some photos of the paintings that she had there - she is a tremendous artist! Darla had a career as an oculist - designing and making prosthetic eyes. So her demonstration on making eyes realistic and glowing in your paintings was a real treat! Of course, I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to do portraits!
Here, she was showing us that light passes through the eye, so there is always light in the side of the iris
Here, she was showing the different sizes of the pupils, and the way that light strikes should appear.
She also passed around paintings of different animal eyes - and discussed what makes them different from human eyes. All in all, a very interesting demo!