How to Sketch Realistic Eyes

On drawing realistic eyes > Narrative artist Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and her work can be found in many notable private and museum collections. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Fine Art Connoisseur, Artnews, and many other publications. She is represented by the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Florida, and she teaches painting and drawing at the New York School for the Arts, NYC, and the JCC of Manhattan.

Contemporary realism portrait - Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, "Ruffled Swim Cap," oil, 12 x 9 in.
Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, “Ruffled Swim Cap,” oil, 12 x 9 in.

In this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, Gabriela shares a demonstration on how to sketch realistic eyes. Watch now:

Demo: How to Sketch Realistic Eyes


Examples for Painting and Drawing Realistic Eyes:

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How to paint realistic eyes
Art by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
How to draw realistic eyes
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“Poetic Portraits” art video workshop featuring Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

With over 11 hours of instruction in “Poetic Portraits,” here are just a few of the benefits and things you’ll learn:

  • Move from old 2D thinking to new 3D thinking — really cool!
  • “Connect and Correct” — the key to poetic flow in your portraits
  • Tone your canvas before painting (Gabriela spells out the benefits for you)
  • Background or foreground subject, where to start?
  • Painting from photos vs. painting from life … which comes first?
  • Layering or glazing? What’s the difference?
  • Why walking away from your painting will bring you closer to the truth
  • Problem-solving for every portrait painter
  • “It’s not about the nostril” … find out why
  • Projecting your feelings in your painting — who could ask for more?
  • “Scumbling”… what is it, and how do you do it? (Here’s the answer!)
  • See volume in a subject and then paint it — just magical!
  • And, much, much more

Preview “Poetic Portraits” here:

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