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Thu, May 04, 2017

Creating Eyes in Mosaics

 

Creating eyes in a mosaic piece can be a daunting task. Why? Because you need to get them right. Get them wrong, and your eyes won't look right. Here are some valuable tips to get a great result.

 

Pre-made Eyes

We have a range of glass cabochons in several different eye patterns. These eyes are very realistic and can work well on indoor mosaics; they aren't suitable to be used outside, however.

eye cabochons

Click here to see our range of eye cabochons >>     

 

Creating them Yourself

There are many examples of eyes online that you can use as a guide to creating your work. Just search Pinterest or Google Images for 'Mosaic Eyes' to give you many ideas.

If you're working off a photograph or image, pay particular interest to all the detail in the eye. The catch light is a crucial element of this and can't be overlooked.

What is a catch light? A "catch light' is simply the highlight of a light source reflected off the eye's surface, which adds depth and dimension to the eye. The shape and size depends upon the light source and the distance from the subject.

You can add a catch light to your mosaic using a piece of white tile or reflective material that catches the light. Here are some great examples of how to use catch lights effectively in mosaics.

 

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