Drawing Lab Challenge #2 results – Eyes

I’ve always loved drawing eyes. There is something about them. Their shape, shadow, the soul staring out at you from the paper.

I’ve really practised drawing them over the years as they are my favourite part of portraiture. I know how important it is to put the shadow and highlights in just the right place and have followed some of the ‘recommended’ techniques. After all, a dead eye is a dead portrait.

But I have never quite drawn one like this.

This be my entry for the Drawing Lab Challenge #2. It be doodled and I have no idea what it is called. Pen on bleedproof paper. It looks like Sauron collided with a willow tree, got eaten by a chicken and then tattooed….but who am I to judge? 😀

I have also had ‘One-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater’ singing in my head all week.

So…lemme see your inventions!

(bonus points to any Star Trek fans who can identify who owns the eyes)


6 responses to “Drawing Lab Challenge #2 results – Eyes”

  1. Concetta Avatar


  2. one of these ruined my last picnic!!!

  3. Juliette Crane Avatar
    Juliette Crane

    whoa! love seeing these eyes! i should totally know that star trek question, but cannot come up with it 🙂


  4. Kristin Dudish Avatar
    Kristin Dudish

    Hi Nutty!

    Love your eyes… all of them!
    (Your description for your monster made me laugh out loud!)

    I posted mine today:

    I'm interested to see what next week's challenge is 🙂

  5. White Violet Art Avatar
    White Violet Art

    The eyes are great! I'm really enjoying your "doodle" creatures, they're turning out awesome!

    -Cindy (The eyes aren't "Riker's" are they?)

    PS – I posted my one-eyed monsters today 🙂

  6. Doreen Baros Avatar
    Doreen Baros

    LOL! I LOVE the winged eyeball. My mind started rolling around possible names, but thought I'd quick check spelling (thinking along the lines of ocular something or other) when I came upon this site: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=460741 and here is another one: http://mardikian.blogspot.com/2007/05/von-dutch-flying-eye.html

    The links there are quite interesting. Never knew about any of it before. Anyway, got sidetracked looking at all that . . . typical of me. 🙂

    I really like your drawing. Guess I haven't come up with a name other than combining ocular and horus = Oculus. Lame, you say? Oh well. You've given me a nice diversion and the benefit of seeing and learning something new. Keep up the great drawings.

    Side note: I'm getting intriqued – with maybe getting the book.