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Personal rainbow by Zethika Personal rainbow by Zethika
Not particularly original but I felt like drawing an eye, for my aunt. Who nearly lost one of her eyes not a week ago!

A3
Coloured - / mechanical / a single HB pencils

I based the sketch on ~soraneko 's Eye Stock
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This piece shows off the technical drawing skills of the artist and their ability to draw from a photograph. More accurate knowledge of the anatomy of the human eye and varied line thickness would improve this piece. The composition is interesting with an obvious focal point. The colours used for the rainbow within the iris are harmonious and well blended into a gradient.

Although not an original idea the intentions behind this piece are touching, giving the drawing an emotional and human connection that exceeds the artistic skills. The media used is commendable as it requires more effort than Photoshop.
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My first critique, I hope it's okay! Clearly can see you spent a lot of time on this, and you can also tell you've had some meaning behind it (shown by the story in the description). Superbly detailed: the vessels in the eye are faint yet noticeable, the cornea is blended into the eye both sides very well and the colours are also blended with a clear quality. The pencil work is done very precisely, and it looks like you've used a range of pencils to get different tones too. I can't fault the eye really, I may say the part above the eye is a little too high and it makes the eye seem to be tall, but don't get me wrong this is magnificent. Great talent, keep at it!
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akapink Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
you have a good eye for the eye
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ontopofrealityart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this eye is breathtaking, i could stare into it forever!
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Skeffication Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! fav.me/d6u6ams :)
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aDutchBoy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! :D The colors and details really make it intriguing and creepy.
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice use of greyscale and color. The detail in the colorful eye is pretty eye-catching (ha!). I particularly like how it shifts from warm to cool colors! 
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Alejandra-perez Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work! the colors are stunning!
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terhesati Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful artwork, really impressive!
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IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture, I love the colors really much ;A;
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LouisDecrevel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice colouring. I'm searching for some image hidden in the iris pattern ...
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Luluchave Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece love the colors. Love 
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kamicokrolock Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice piece, you paid great attention to detail. There is one thing that bugs me, how this is cropped. It would look a little more professional if you cropped out the edges of the paper and the spiral bounding. But I'm nit picking. Nicely done.
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naama6699 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!! gorgeous I love the colors :)
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LolaFerricks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. :) Good work on the shading around the eye aswell as the amazing iris! :aww:
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VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept. Nice colouring.
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Alice-Alamort Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's gorgeous~! :heart: The colors are so beautiful~ :iconloveloveplz:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sublime artwork!
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feavre Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Digital Artist
The colors and lights are gorgeous! Very nicely done!
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Anthon3W Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I spend time looking at the iris, admiring the shape I can see. Excellent work. 
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frostyshadows Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student
I love this! Eyes are such a cliche in art, but you managed to make it creative again by having a rainbow. Your coloring is great too c:
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eiralleena Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous. I saw another work like this recently, with the iris colored in. It gives the eye a really nice effect (having it be multicolored, I mean).
Excellent work!
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Lamassu93 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible attention to detail, I especially like the application of color and the overall radial design of the pupil.
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BoredKid-in-School Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I hope to be as skillful as you one day!I'm gonna work hard for it just as you did probably, hope to see more of you!!!
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Shiro16 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice eye i like the colors used and the design.
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KimranFarooq Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love the use of colour
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HomoColoris Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice idea of the colouring iris and the detailing is also well done. Besides, as someone said, also in my opinion, you managed to put life in this eye.
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leodaroy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
The approximate use of Colours and Blacks make this drawing a detail oriented and attention grabbing piece. Very well done. A hint of dense eye lashes would have worked beautifully , nevertheless great work. 
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Michael260315 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
oh waoh!!! This is just awesome!!!!!! 
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BarbieKyoo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooh! love the colors! It looks so reflective! almost 3-D! 
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feavre Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Lovely colors, makes it unique!
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PsychoNaito Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
That's amazing, I wish my eye looked like that, I love how the change in colours aren't really sudden, they seem to just flow together :)
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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Photographer
I love the way you worked with colors. This really looks amazing! :)
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Timatimy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just brilliant!
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kurimbbang Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student
pretty cool. pretty damn cool.
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BorisKoci Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like how it shows depth of the eye and i could stare whole day in it. very nice work.
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MattJamesComicArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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marcellobarenghi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, I love the contrast between the pencil drawing and the photografic perfection of the coloured iris :)
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cirichelli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beau travail
nice work
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Okashy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
not so outstanding/original, but not bad too : )
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YukinaLi13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! Beautiful coloring!! Congratulations!
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maxevry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is so stunning! The color choice is staggering, top-level craftsmanship. :D
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FluffyFaithy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a amazingly stunning photo

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somuch awesumes
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Maurice-Le-Coq Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well done, nice reflection
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MelikeBirsenAtes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
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hui-li Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is by far the most surreal and mesmerizing drawing of an eye that I have ever seen, for that matter, even of some photomanipulations I've seen haven't been this cool looking, at least to me. I'd say it's original. I really like the rainbow of colors in this.
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prinz59 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
i like what you did with the eyes. and also to colors. well done
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kitty-k Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this the one i saw draw in class? Wow... It's gotten really great. It looks all realistic. Like the previous comments, i really like what you've done with the colours too. ;)
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Incredible work! Those details are absolutely mind-blowing! I love the way you drew the iris and all those little veins in the eye, not to mention that small moisture just above the lower eyelashes.

What I think could look better here are the eyelashes, they tend to look thicker than that when zooming this extremely, also note that on the reference picture, the eyelashes are facing forward more, they look a little too bended to the side here. And of course, you should definitely try getting a better quality photo of this, meaning that you try and crop the photograph and maybe enhance the colors to look more like the original. There's lots of free software to donwload for that, for example Paint.NET. Cropping itself can be done in MSPaint even, and I suggest pretty strongly that that's what you do right now. It doesn't look very professional or eye-catching to see the table or the edges of a sketch pad.
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Dogezon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
W-whoa.

That details...
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Que-ink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty good. The colours in the eye are unique~
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BusybeeSarahD Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is sooo gorgeous! I love all the colors! :o the rainbow is fabulous!
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