Cat’s Eye Study


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Watercolour PDF Eye Study – Detailed Cat’s Eye Painting Tutorial

Cat’s have really special eyes, the vertical pupil enables the eye to respond way more than a human eye to changing light levels.  With many cat species almost entirely nocturnal this is clearly a big advantage to them.  The vertical nature of the pupil also gives cats a better perception of depth enabling them to really fine tune on a target.

Our challenge as an artist is to focus our own eyes on all that amazing detail in the cat’s eye.  This is a larger than life study and for it to look as realistic as possible. We really need to embrace all the subtle changes of colour, the little lines, marks and even the scenery reflected within the highlight!  Take your time, really fine tune your colour mixes and use what you learn to hone your eyes and techniques.  You will find the greater focus on the eye within this study should help you to look more closely at eyes within wildlife subjects you may subsequently paint.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this cat’s eye in a matter of minutes.  You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!  You will receive a 22-page PDF document.  Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

Watercolour PDF Eye Study - Detailed Cat's Eye Painting Tutorial

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Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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