Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Eye Splatter by Kamakru Eye Splatter by Kamakru
So about a year ago I did this Ptarmigan by Kamakru using a splatter/salt effect with watercolors (really awesome and fun, highly recommended!).
Then, sometime in the past couple months I came across :iconpixiecold: who does these amazing pieces with eyes and just portraits in general - go check her out, good stuff!

So taking that inspiration with my current techniques, I did this piece as a Christmas gift for a good friend of mine who has always loved eyes (she drew them all the time in class).
It's a little different for me but I really enjoyed doing it! I had fun blowing around the paint and adding the salt like I was casting a spell (I've been watching Merlin) xD

9x12 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Watercolors and white gel pen

Tumblr: kamakru.tumblr.com/post/385887…





(not for free use)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconje-ssi:
Je-ssi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome job !
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks! =]
Reply
:iconwheremydeamonsplay:
wheremydeamonsplay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I am the luckiest friend in the world.
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Right back at you girlie <3
Reply
:iconmidnightsnow17:
MidnightSNow17 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing! How did you create the spatter and iris of the eye?!
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The splatter is made by loading the brush with water and paint and applying it in a 'puddle' on the paper at the center of the splatter. Then it's just blown around. The rest is just with paintbrush =]
Reply
:iconmidnightsnow17:
MidnightSNow17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Well, it looks amazing! ><
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks! I'm glad you like it =]
Reply
:iconnagini-chan:
nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!!!
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you! ^_^
Reply
:iconnagini-chan:
nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem :)
Reply
:iconserinagyrfalc:
SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
That is a very lucky friend to get something so beautiful! It's wonderful to see pieces that you know were fun for the artist just because their composition is so solid. There's an implication of a face by the direction of the water drips, but then it turns back to a drawing when they do not curve. I love that kind of duality where it looks believable but there is an element to pull the viewer back and remember that it is a representation, but a darn good one~♪
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Wow thank you so much for such a thought out comment! I'm really glad that you like it and that you are able to get the feeling of a face from the splatters. I really didn't have total control over how the paint moved, so it's neat to see what the paint 'decided' for the piece. x]
Reply
:iconserinagyrfalc:
SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's one of the funnest things about painting that makes it like printmaking: you have an idea of what you want, but sometimes the piece picks the direction for you~♥
Reply
:iconmarinahanasuki:
MarinaHanaSuki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student
This is great. Nicely done! :)
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks! =]
Reply
:iconmarinahanasuki:
MarinaHanaSuki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student
You're welcome! ;)
Reply
:iconaungiesart:
AungiesArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Totally beautiful
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you! ^_^
Reply
:iconaungiesart:
AungiesArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome
Reply
:iconandela1998:
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconiloveitplz: I love this. It's amazing. And Pixie was your inspiration. Her work is awesome indeed. What I like is that you made your own style. It doesn't look like her's, but it's amazing as well :) I like that splashing around the eye. the lighter spots made it look like snowflakes
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm glad that it still comes across as different, since I did not intend for it to actually look like her work - although the basic concept is roughly the same.
The salt effect will often have slightly different results, but I think it worked out well for the 'snow flakes' ^_^
Reply
:iconandela1998:
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconlottebordelaar:
LotteBordelaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
just amazing.
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you! ^_^
Reply
:iconabstractworld16:
AbstractWorld16 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
The splatter looks like it has snowflakes in it... It looks cool! :D
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks so much! Yep it's from adding the salt while the paint is still damp, I love using it =]
Reply
:icontheivorykey:
TheIvoryKey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The depth you are able to put into even (relatively) simple pieces is stunning. As always, I am in awe!
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you! I think having the nice thick tubed watercolors really helps with that ^_^
Reply
:iconpikerth:
Pikerth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Your watercolor paintings are amazing!
Reply
:iconkamakru:
Kamakru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them ^_^
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 27, 2012
Image Size
567 KB
Resolution
669×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,681
Favourites
158 (who?)
Comments
31
×