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The Iris Map

easy to follow map for shading eyes

The Iris Map

If you can color-by-number, you can make beautiful eyes for your dolls every time.

Use colored pencils, paint, pastel, or chalk to blend the eye colors according to this helpful iris map.


Here is a rough sketch in colored pencil, with the eye filled in according to the map.



To use the iris map, simply keep it handy when you color the eyes on your doll.  It is a sure-fire way to help you blend and shade perfectly, no matter what color you are using.


Thank you for reading, and have a dollightful day!

Thread bearer, clay musher, paint brusher, seam ripper. Turning whimsy into reality, one doll at a time.


  • November 21, 2009

    This is great, thank you! I'm going to play with this and see if I can improve my doll eyes.

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