Put a Twinkle in their Eye

Put a Twinkle in their Eye

Debra Walland

Ever wonder how some portraits of people or animals look so alive?  It's all in the eyes.  A little trick to engage your viewer is to put a little highlight in the eyes.  After all, eyes are rounded,and shiny, and reflect a little something in any light.

So how do you make that happened with yarn or wool strips....a dot of a light color.  I almost always use white.  Sometimes it is a tail, a loop, and a tail.  Smaller eyes may need just two tails. Leave both ends long, twist them together to make a single dot, then cut it.  Here are some examples. Hope this little tip helps!                                               

 

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