My third eye 👁!

I’ve gone from having no creative ideas at all to being overrun by them. As a result my iPad is currently bursting with pictures I’ve started but not finished. In desperation I picked my favourite and forced myself to finish it today.

This project was something I wanted to go back to and approach differently.

This is my third finished eye drawing. I managed to make it look pretty pop art-ish, with a Halloween twist in the middle of the eye.

Deliberately keeping all the other detail of the eye in grayscale makes the purple and orange in the eyeball really stick out.

However, this drawing was supposed to be realistic. I’m still struggling with drawing anatomy, but I love the detail needed to create a decent looking eyeball, which is why I wanted to try again.

After several days of erasing, blending, adding layers and adding details, today I finally lost belief in my ability, so this is the result.

I’d really love to be able to draw realistic anatomy, but I’m genuinely starting to wonder if it’s something I will ever be able to do. Maybe we all have a finite amount of creativity available and as a result, some of us can only draw or write or draft specific things. I don’t know, but every time I try this I wind up being disappointed.

I’m working on so many other things I can’t list them all. The next drawing I’ll finish will probably be a watercolour style. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while.

Anyway, I hope you don’t hate this latest picture as much as I do!

Have a great Sunday! 😊

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

One thought on “My third eye 👁!

  1. I like it. From someone that can’t draw I don’t have your critics view. I like our the light makes everything have a shiny surface and the detail of the eyelashes. I have a project on the back burner cuz I can’t illustrate a children’s book about a mischievous pony named Smokey. But I write personal stories about living with mental illness and so that maybe is one of my creatives. I am amazed by your style and appreciation your art.


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