Rughooking a face: How to hook the eye

March 22, 2009 2 comments | Updated November 25, 2020

Written by Cindi Gay

How to hook a wide cut face using textures, step 1

When I begin a new project, I try to use all the colors right away.  Here I have a bit of the value I intend to use for hair on the left.  This is actually a piece of dark green wool.  It is there to help me see the value that I will use later.

I hooked the face values on the forehead first and then I  hooked the eye just before I took the picture. I needed a bit of a warm up before I hooked the most important part, in this case, the eye.

To hook the eye I follow these steps:

  • Hook the upper lash line with a dark wool.  I used a dark brown herringbone.
  • Hook the iris.  This is rarely a full circle.  The top part is usually cut off by the upper lash line.
  • Hook the lower lid using a face color.  This can be light, medium or dark, depending on how you shade the face.
  • Fill the pupil with a dark.
  • Fill the whites of the eye with white.  I used a white herringbone texture that is far from white.
  • Add the highlight.

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