Introduction: How to Draw an Eye!

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Drawing an eye takes quite a lot of practice, so if it doesn't work out first time, don't lose heart, keep trying and practice, practice, practice!! ?

Step 1: Let's Start Off!

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Draw a rough oval with your pencil - if it's messy, don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect! ?

Step 2: Refine the Lines!

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Using harder marks, refine the shape and add a triangular tear duct!

Step 3: Add the Iris!

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Add the circular iris into the top middle of your eye and then add some minor creases above and below (see above) ?

Step 4: Highlight and Pupil

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Decide on your highlight (the smaller oval to the right of the pupil) and then add the circular pupil in! ?

Step 5: Add Shading!

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Colour in the iris and lightly shade in the tear duct and upper white parts. Remove any unwanted lines ?

Step 6: Add Shade

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Add a tonal range to your drawing by lightly shading the skin around your eye and then smudging with your finger.
Add lines coming outwards from the pupil to the edge of the iris and smudge lightly.

Step 7: Perfection

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Perfect the lines and erase any mistakes ?

Step 8: Your Done!!

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Jadyn2004 (author)2017-02-16

Mine turned out horrible. What kind of paper do you use?

CyberChristian7 made it! (author)2016-09-13

I may have to try this again and work on the shading.

JøL made it! (author)2016-08-28

Is this good for a beginner?

howen4 (author)2015-02-27

I would attempt but you know paper is so far away and I'm comfortable eating pretzels lol jk very nice I'll try to draw it (I'm a terrible drawer) and give pics

Izzy ❤ (author)howen42015-02-28

I know what you mean - pretzels are the best - now I'm hungry... Thanks for commenting anyway! x

howen4 (author)2015-02-27

this is why I don't draw

Izzy ❤ (author)howen42015-02-28

That's amazing!! Don't give up and keep trying and it will be much better! ? Thanks for commenting ?

tomatoskins (author)2015-02-26

This looks beautful! I wish I could draw.

Izzy ❤ (author)tomatoskins2015-02-26

Thanks!! Don't say that - everyone can draw, all you need to do is put pen (or pencil) to paper and scribble around a bit! ?

JavaProgrammer (author)2015-02-26

thank you, I've always had trouble drawing eyes

Izzy ❤ (author)JavaProgrammer2015-02-26

No problem! Please send me a picture of what yours turned out like (if you get time!) ?

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