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  • Artist – Misty Segura-Bowers
  • 7+ Hours of content
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private FB Community
  • Course Price – $99
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Do You Want to Learn to Paint Eyes that Capture Painterly Beauty?  Ready to Discover New Tips and Tricks to Up Your Painting Game?

Join Misty Segura-Bowers in her most requested course, PAINTING LIFELIKE EYES! In this course, Misty shares her expert advice and tried and true tricks for painting eyes that capture a lifelike realism with painterly beauty. If you paint the figure, the quality of your painted eyes set the whole tone for your piece, so you won’t want to miss this. Demos are performed in oil, acrylic, charcoal, and watercolor with an explanation of the benefits and challenges of each. The course is open to all mediums, students using colored pencil, gouache, pastel, digital painting, or any other 2d medium will benefit from and be able to apply the concepts taught in this course. Students will gain a vast knowledge of what goes into creating convincing form, surfaces and realism, with special emphasis on the eye. That being said, mastering the concepts in the course will increase the lifelike quality of your paintings, no matter the subject. Join today!



By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Paint vibrant lifelike eyes.
  • Discover how to create volume and depth
  • Explore different mediums
  • Discover the unique properties of eyes
  • Choose or photograph the best reference possible for a successful painting
  • Learn new tips, tricks and "rules" to advance your skills
  • Master realism, then break the rules with intention
  • Develop your own artistic style


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Discover the secrets to creating eye catching eye art that looks real and lifelike. We will dive deep into what is needed to create form that pops off the page and make sure your surfaces and structure look just like the real thing. You will be given a cheat sheet that will serve as your guide.  You can use this tool to check your work and get ideas for taking your eyes to the next level.



Let’s take color out of the equation so we can really dive into these value based concepts and practice our skills at creating form, shadows, highlights, reflections, and learn the best way to draw eyelashes and eyebrows. We will be using pan pastel and charcoal, but any monochromatic medium can be used for this lesson.



Build up the eye in transparent layers with watercolor on aquabord. Aquabord is such a delightful surface to work with, but it has different needs and abilities than paper. We’ll be discussing how to take advantage of this special surface, along with glazing, lifting and scratching into the surface. The reference for this eye allows us to practice creating reflections, transparent shadows, and luminous skin tones. Bonus video included on transferring an image to aquabord.



Working quickly and opaquely, as acrylic dries quickly, we will build form, dimension, and beautiful skin tones using mostly Golden Open Acrylic Paints on paper. Acrylic gouache or regular acrylic can also be used for this lesson with the same techniques. We will talk about dry brush, working wet into wet, and show how to handle reflections and highlights in the skin. The use of Golden glazing medium is also demonstrated.



Take advantage of the long open time and luscious quality of oil paint in this demo. Here we really get to take our time achieving soft blends in the skin, framing the piece by wiping away and adding back, creating a painterly rendering of a light filled eye. We will create a painting that is chroma rich and textural, using a color shaper along with my favorite brush for creating texture effects.



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Hi, I’m Misty, a fine artist and portrait painter. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with my husband, daughter and fur child.

I’ve been a working artist for the last 20 years, spending the first half of my career as a visual effects artist working on Hollywood blockbusters. I’m grateful to my film career for an education in creating realism and evoking a mood or story through art. My paintings are a blend of realism and abstraction, using oil or watercolor, exploring themes like equality and transcendence of separateness.

One thing that inspires me is when a painting has an emotive quality to it. As a painter, it is fulfilling when you can express emotion in your work, and a beautiful gift when the viewer feels it. That’s why I decided to teach my first online class on creating Emotive Portraits. I hope it speaks to you. Wishing you all a gorgeous joyful creative journey!


This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  The artist will be actively involved with the class via Facebook the first four weeks the course is open!  After that the course will be a self-study.  The artist may or may not be involved after the four weeks.  We are looking forward to seeing your artwork!


Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 

Charcoal Eye Demo Supplies

Watercolor Eye Demo Supplies

  • (For transfer) Printout of reference, scissors, artists tape, 6B and 4H graphite pencils
  • 6”x 6” aquabord, or cold press watercolor paper
  • Brushes:
    • Blick Scholastic Wonder White round sizes 2, 4, & 8
    • Simply Simmons Synthetic watercolor brushes 1/2” wash & round #10
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor Paints Professional:
    • Quinacridone magenta
    • Cad free red
    • Indian yellow
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Schmincke
    • Phthalo green
    • Permanent Olive
    • Ultramarine Finest
    • Ivory Black
    • Prussian Blue
  • Water Tub
  • Paper towels
  • X-Acto knife (optional)
  • Blow Dryer (optional)

Acrylic Eye Demo Supplies

Oil Eye Demo Supplies

  • Centurion Oil Primed Linen Artists’ Panel 6”x 8”, or preferred oil ready surface
  • Easel of choice (I’m using a Paintbook by Edge Pro Gear)
  • Paints:
    • Titanium White (Royal Talens)
    • Ivory Black (Winsor & Newton)
    • Burnt Sienna (Daniel Smith)
    • Cadmium Red Light (Winsor & Newton)
    • Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Winsor and Newton)
    • Yellow Ochre (Winsor & Newton)
    • Cerulean Blue (Winsor & Newton)
    • Ultramarine (Royal Talens)
  • Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel
  • Palette of choice (I’m using wood)
  • Palette knife (I’m using a series MX by Holbein)
  • Brushes:
    • Rosemary & Co:
    • Eclipse Short Flat #2 & #6
    • 1/2” Eclipse X Long Comber
    • Princeton Summit Bright, Size #6
    • Blick Scholastic Wonder White Round #1
  • Color Shaper


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**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course.  Some artists will allow it, while others do not.  Thank you for your support.


  1. Suzanne O’Shea (verified owner)

    A unique course offering which has highly influenced my confidence when trying to capture the essence of an eye. Misty’s instruction is so calm and reassuring as she takes you through four distinctly different mediums, maximizing their effect, while building skill upon skill. Highly recommend.

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