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My advice? CHEAT! I bought a Pigma Micron .20 mm line width pen and just dotted the corneas with a black dot. This way you can have corneas that actually look human instead of big eyed especially if you struggle with a shaky hand. If the eye is bigger use a different color and create the iris and then put the dot in that. When the ink drys you can paint tiny highlights over the eye that don't have to be so precise.
Disclaimer: the latter part of this tip was me thinking aloud. Using the pen for doing the eyes is something I have done however and it works well.
Hehe, sounds like a good idea. I'm pathetic at painting eyes, so I will definitely try this. What type of pen is it though?
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It is basically just a felt ink pen with an extremely thin tip. You can find them at art stores. The cost about three bucks.
They aren't exactly felt pens. If I am not mistaken they are acrylic ink pens. I believe the one he was using is made by a company called Sakura. I personally use the .005 pens They definitely have their uses. For eyes they can be a good asset but the big limitation of the pens is that sometimes it is impossible to get the pen into some areas of the figure...
Thanks for the clarification. You are indeed correct. I will sometimes use them to outline insignia before I paint. I am definitely going to use them when I do banners.
so do these pens come in different colors as well? This would work well with painting banners and cloth patterns if it comes in different colors, for a base then i can use actual paint for highlights.....hmmmm...:shifty:
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Or a website were one might actually purchase these pens...
You can get them at art stores near any major city. They come in many different colors. I will put up a pic of the sergeant I just did with one of the black pens soon. I don't know off the top of my head any particular website where you could buy the pens as I bought mine at an Aaron Brothers art store.
The come in the various colors you would find for most pens. You can get green, blue, red, brown, and black (quite possibly a few other colors). I haven't really found much use for them other than doing runes, and eyes, and some simple blacklining.
They definitely wouldn't be appropriate for any highlighting or for that matter a base coat on a figure...
Here is a standard that I used both red and black to do the runes on as well as a 2nd one that I used the black for. I mostly just use the black.