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A quick eye tutorial by Arenheim A quick eye tutorial by Arenheim
Quick tutorial I made on how I color eyes these days. People seemed to like my page of eyes, and I liked drawing 'em, so I thought why not make a tutorial. The result is a bit different than the method I used for those eyes, but the method is generally the same, just different tools and layer order. All of the layers on this, except the first color layer, are on top of the layer stack. This makes an interesting balance between the lineart and the color, I think. As well as stylized and realistic.
Mainly for SAI, but can be used in Photoshop as well, just exchange the Luminosity layer for Screen or Color Dodge.
Someday I may go back and put text in place of my shitty handwriting....
Feel free to let me know if it's helpful, or if you have questions.
And I'm kinda working on other tutorials, so if you have a request for that lemme know. :3

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RikkiArosa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this was amazing, mines didn't turn out as beautiful as yours but it did work out enough to where I like it better than what I was doing before :)
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Arenheim Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed trying it out! It's good to try different things when you're not quite happy with your current method. :)
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:iconrikkiarosa:
RikkiArosa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I'm always so thankful to find these tutorials, they help me improve and at the same time I keep my style as well in some ways :) Anyway thanks again ^_^
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HappyAdventurer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous. I love your eyes.
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miku28-nya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.....O___O
and so helpful!!
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PharaohsLady Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! this helped alot!
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SiCK-of-ThiS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omigod all of your tutorials are amazing THANK YOU~
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SkyeExcalibur Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful stuff :'D
Would you mind explaining how the highlights in the eye works? c:
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   General Artist
Can you elaborate on what you mean by how they work?
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SkyeExcalibur Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm like how do you know which part of the eye to add the highlight so it'd be natural? D:
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   General Artist
Well just keep in mind that the highlights are just reflections of the light that's in the subject's environment. Also remember that the eye is a sphere, so as it curves into the socket, it's going to get less light. So the highlights should usually be toward the center of the eye.
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SkyeExcalibur Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh. I always thought it follows where the light source comes from o: That's a helpful tip, thank you ^ ^
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WizyWizWiz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
i just had too! This eye is so beautiful. I hope you dont mind that i used this step by step exactly hahha

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that is my attempt XD thank you sooooooooo much
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Arenheim Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
Oh wow! That looks great! I hope it helped you. :) Thanks for showing me!
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Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful! Thanks :squee:
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:iconmanda-j-panda:
manda-j-panda Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pretty... I need to practice eyes. This is really helpful!
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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love how you draw eyes ^^
Oh, is SAI free? I'd love to try this :3
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lorenziana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
for pc only, download it free here:

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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :dummy:
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Leira15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsobeautifulplz: Lovely!
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:iconpeachesty:
Peachesty Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for showing us your process.
It's been a bit helpful for me. :)
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you found it a bit helpful. :D
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sora1122 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
awesome eyes thaank you
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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ninaqueenbee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS EVERYDAY YESTERDAY

MY EYES NEED AN UPGRADE

YOU BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING :iconblueheartplz:
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DolceCapella Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
shineyyyyyy!! wanna try this!
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Dooo eeett!! XD
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ColorSergeant Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really helpful!
Thank you :icontearplz:
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Glad it's helpful to you! :D
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fobia8 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
interesting
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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STONEDAssassin69 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wow that looks beautiful
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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Fenori Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh I really like the effect when you go over the lineart like that *O* thanks :la:
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Wolfluvr12 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, very nice! :D
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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Wolfluvr12 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :)
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kendrahutchison Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this!
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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XxLostMazexX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Very nice tutorial :)
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! :)
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Awesome.
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shadowfaxgait Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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MisterUnicornNipples Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING AWESOME TECHNIQUE!
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! And I love your username. XDD
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MisterUnicornNipples Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome c;
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Akiyata Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing ;w;
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:iconarenheim:
Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
:aww: Thanks! XD
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AbsolutePineapple Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! I hate to copy other people's techniques, but I'll definitely have to give this a try!
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Llunet1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is AWESOME.
Such awesome eyes :D

Thank you for this tutorial!! :D
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