Painting Eyes Step by Step

Bunny (by Mary) with painted eyes 
Quite often, when sculpting clay figures, we decide to paint the eyes rather than using embedded eyes.  The following eye patterns show the steps to create dozens of different eyes and expressions.

Start with basic shape in left column, add details from center column and highlights/accents from right column.


  1. This is GREAT!!!
    Thank You,
    Sally in Florida

  2. Good! Glad to hear that! I have some more that will be posted soon! Enjoy!

  3. WOW! What a wonderful help this is for those of us who struggle trying to make eyes that look like eyes.

  4. Mary, You read my mind. I spent hours yesterday afternoon looking for making eyes. After seeing the price of bought ones I decided to make my own. This is perfect! I will just paint them with all these cute expressions.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've searched and searched for this. You had to have read my mind too. ;)
    Thanks so so much!!!!

  6. Thank you very much, big kisses from France, ton travail va beaucoup m'aider pour les expressions des yeux. Great !

  7. Thank you so much for these tutorials, they are great. I used them on painted rocks..... just what I needed. Thanks again.


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