This entry was originally posted on Thursday,  July 19, 2012

That little twinkle in the eye adds a little something extra special to a portrait.

You may think that you need to mask it out or paint around it when painting the eyes.

There is no need to do so.

Go ahead and paint the eye without the highlight.

Then take that handy dandy x-acto knife when it is dry and flick or scratch out the highlight.

Leslie Lambert

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