In the picture above you can see the concave irises a little clearer.
Finally I painted in the blue eye colours using a very fine brush. I started with a dark blue and then painted a lighter blue centre, leaving a ring of dark around the edge. Next I added some different shades of blue branching out from the centre and black for the pupil. After the paint had dried I added some gloss to catch the light.
These next pictures were taken before I did the eyes but I thought I'd post them just to show the puppet with the painted head. This I still a work in progress.
Above are the Mail Man Puppets next to Elle to show their scale in comparison to each other.
In my next post I'll show how I've painted Elle's faces and hair and added some finishing details.
Thanks for looking.