Photoshop tutorial: Paint this gorgeous disco-inspired portrait

Step 12 Be prepared to spend a lot of time and effort on the eyes. The trick is to build them up gradually. Start with a few simple pastel outlines, and work up the skin folds and the upper and lower eyelid sections.

Step 13 Still working around the upper eyelid and with the inner eye section, gradually introduce a good amount of bluish-purple and navy blue tones over the upper eyelid and lower eyelid. Then move on to a few highlight streaks to define the shape even more.

Step 14 Now let’s tackle the eyeball: start by blocking it in, then gradually build up the iris, adding in the different shades of brown, green and muddy yellow, with a hint of dark blue. Define the fleshy section more with blobs of white and pink. Try playing with the softness value of the brush, flicking backwards and forward between hard and softer brushes. Then add the pupil.

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