Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Eye Chip Painting Tutorial!!!!
By HelloBlythe

The most important part about eye chip painting is to let each coat dry completely before painting another coat. The longer you let a coat dry, the more depth it will give and the more realistic they will look. 

100/0 paint brush (I use a Camlon Pro Plata #630)
Another slightly bigger paint brush
FolkArt 670 Metallic Blue Pearl
FolkArt 4034 Metallic Silver Sterling
Tamiya x-2 white
Lumiere 570 Pearlescent Blue
Eye chips

Close up of how small the tip is

First paint the pupils black. After that dries,  paint the rim with silver and let dry

Then use the micro brush and paint silver lines (this is a picture of how I actually hold and paint the lines, towards the end, I realized painting using outward strokes was much easier to help steady my hands and get straighter lines.) Let dry completely before moving on to the next step

Now mix a little white with the blue to make a slightly lighter color

Then paint lots of little lines next to the silver lines (remember to use the outward strokes to get straighter lines) and let dry

Mix a touch of the dark blue into the blue we've been using, to create a slightly darker tone

Paint darker blue lines next to the lighter blue lines, and let dry.

(This is where you can stop and add another coat to fully cover the chips 

you can continue onto the next step)

Take the dark blue and paint the entire back of the chips and let dry

Once completely dry, you can turn over and see your eyes! I find the full layer of dark blue helps add depth and makes them look more realistic

The end!

I hope this helps you!

Thank you 


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to share!

  2. Been looking and looking and looking for a tutorial. Thanks. Blythe on!

  3. This helps a lot ! This is the only tutorial about painting eyechips that I was able to found on the internet ! Seems everybody wants to keep the technique secret. Maybe to sell eyechips and make money... This tuto is precious ! Many thanks to you !

    1. Thank you Estellanara! I'm happy you found my tutorial helpful, can't wait to see those eye chips!

  4. Thank you so much, it really did help.

  5. Hi. Just got my first Blythe. I hate the orange eyes and want to change them. I'm not a waster of things so wonder if it's possible to remove the colour from the stock eye chips and repaint? Have you done that? Thanks for any info. Cheers ;)

  6. Thank you so much. Excelent tuts!

  7. Thank you so much. Excelent tuts!