How to Draw Icy Blue Eyes

Here is a video of me building up the layers for Echo's second eye. Echo is a greyhound catahoula mix and he has these amazing, icy blue eyes. There is a fine balance between capturing just enough blue in his eyes and capturing too much, so I have used some blues as well as some cool greys for most of his eye. I have also used pencil 172 (Earth Green) of the Faber-Castell Polychromos to add some depth to the top of his eye, where the eyelid casts a shadow.


Supplies used include:
Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils
Caran D'ache Pablos colored pencils
Caran D'ache Luminance colored pencils
Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum
Tombow Mono eraser
Helix crank sharpener
Handheld cheapo silver sharpener for short pencils