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Finishing Whitetail eye with oil paints

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by eddieb, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Very Nice Thanks for the post!!
  2. Thanks for the compliments. I posted the finished mount on: Game head of the week (Starting Nov 28th.)

  3. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    To speed drying time. a quick coat of laquer sealer (sprayed) over the oils will realy speed up the drying.
  4. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    great post...i'll have to try that next time.

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    great work
  6. great tutorial,eddie, thanks for sharing
  7. Scrubby

    Scrubby New Member

    one thing that I noticed unlike alot of people they paint too much around the eyes where as this was just right. Let the critter dictate how much to use and where you might need to apply a little here great post. I use to and still do once in a while.
  8. kwickerink

    kwickerink New Member

    Thanks so much for posting that! I was taught with an airbrush but hav ewanted to try oils!
  9. Loved it!! Great post, can't wait to try it. Looking forward to seeing the way you do your noses also. Jared
  10. otis

    otis New Member

    very nice job. wished i could do that good
  11. pdmd2911

    pdmd2911 Member

    FYI guys,
    Winsor Newton makes a fast dry oil paint. This should help eliminate the long drying time without sacrificing the benefits of oils. If you can't find them locally try the web. Found several suppliers that carry it.

    Here's a link to their FAQs on this paint

    Beautiful eye work. That lid crease is dead on. Always appreciate the tips.

    I doubt the $300 dollar guys are putting that much effort into their eyes!
  12. sarahdj

    sarahdj Active Member

    Hobby Lobby carries the WN quick dry paints
  13. That is awesome thanks for sharing that with us!!! Have always used oils for paintings just never thought about using them on the actual deer. Looks Great!!!
  14. shammy

    shammy New Member

    thanks Eddie, greatly appreciated.
  15. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch I hunt therefore I am.

    I know my eyes arent in the same class as eddieb's but I figured I would post a dark whitetail and dark muley coloration. They may be of use to someone.

    The whitetail is done exactly as eddieb but after the burnt umber a VERY small amount of raw umber was added just to slightly darken it up just a bit.

    The muley was done exactly the same as my dark whitetail and then a VERY VERY small amount of black was added to further darken it. For a light muley I stop at the raw umber similar to a dark whitetail. I should also mention to always leave the trench from the caruncle to the tear duct noticably lighter on a muley.

    This is a great technique. Thanks eddieb for illustrating it so well.
  16. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch I hunt therefore I am.

    Here is the Muley
  17. tylerdeloach32

    tylerdeloach32 New Member

    interesting thanks for the post

    DROPPINEM New Member

    X2.......But what about the nose tutorial.I was getting all pumped up reading this post.
  19. tylerdeloach32

    tylerdeloach32 New Member