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Lesson No.14 - Paint The Eyes To Give Our Flamingos Character
Before moving on with more feathers, I thought we'd better get the eyes in and redefine the bill. I used a light lemon for the eye colour, then with a darker pink, surrounded the eye area to give it more depth. I then dabbed this lightly into the yellow for a more shadowy look on the eye itself. I dabbed a tiny bit of black just once on the eye for a pupil. With a clean brush I dabbed the black spot very gently to soften it. I darkened the bill with a deeper pink as it was looking a bit flat and finished the other flamingo with the same colours. Lastly I used the black to go over the bill and the second flamingo's bill also. Black tends to go a bit flat when dry - I usually have to repaint my blacks to make them darker.
With my eyes done, my flamingo looks a little angry!