Originally Posted by ut0pia
I am sketching right now and it is so much fun..I just did my very first sketch and I am so proud of it! I uploaded it to show it to my friend so I will post on here since I have the URL handy (i'm boasting just a little
I can't believe it actually looks like an eye!! I'm so proud of myself ..I've never sketched before.
The secret to drawing realistic looking eyes - don't draw an outline for the lids (especially the bottom), shade it in. Also the iris does not touch the bottom lid when you draw an eye unless the eye is partially closed. Have you had any art classes? If not, you could check out drawing books from your local library for a lot of pointers. You have a good start already - probably an eye for detail + good fine motor skills. I'd love to see what happens if you fine tune it and practice!
I'm not really doing much of anything. I've been painting a lot lately and will be going back to doing that shortly. Even though it's killing my neck - I had a knot it in today, from painting yesterday, that was bad enough to make me very lightheaded and nauseous if I moved my head wrong.
I had to put an old computer back together a couple hours ago since 20 hours with no computer started to bother me a bit. Though I'm busy with something else I like knowing that I can go look something up if I need to - I'm addicted to instant information.