I love to draw, and one of the hardest things for me to draw is facial features, like an eye.
This is a tutorial on how to draw the eye below. It is fairly simple but may take a few tries to get right, so keep trying!

 You will need:
2 Different kinds of pencils. A dark 6B or 8B, and a lighter HB
An eraser
flat surface, like a table or clipboard to draw on.

Also, dont forget to rate!

Step 1: Outline

Okay, to start, draw the basic almond-shaped outline of the eye. Try to make the inner corner (next to the nose) lower than the outer corner. P.S, I'm very sorry the pictures hard to see, my scanner made it very light.

Step 2: Inner Circle

Now draw the inner circle of the eye.

Step 3: Pupil and Highlight

Draw the highlight first, then the pupil under it. Make sure the pupil is in the center of the circle.

Step 4: Fill in the Pupil

Use your dark 6B or 8B to fill it in. You want it as close to black as possible.

Step 5: Upper and Lower Eyelid

Draw the crease of the upper eyelid, and the bottom one too. I'm not sure if its called the lower eyelid, but its the line under the eye.

Step 6: Begin Drawing the Eyelashes

Draw a few eyelashes to show  where you will later draw in larger clumps of lashes. Kinda like a basic outline. Sort of.

Step 7: Darken a Few Things Up

Darken the inner circle in the eye, the outline of the eye, and draw a line in the inner corner (as showed in the picture)

Step 8: Lines and Lashes

Start filling in some more lashes, and add some lines inside the inner circle of the eye.

Step 9: Lines Lines Lines

Fill in some more lines lightly inside the circle


Add even more lines! But this time use the darker pencil to make darker lines.

Step 11: Adding Some Depth

Okay, shade in the inside outer edge of the inner circle of the eye ( yes, that is a lot of words ). Use the darker pencil. This will add a lot of depth and roundness to the eye.

Step 12: More Depth!!!!

Alright, do what you did in the last step to the pupil. Also, add some more lines (depending on the lightness of the color of the eye) to make it a little darker in some areas.

Step 13: LASHES!!!!!

Now, really fill in the lashes with your darker pencil. If drawing a male eye, make the lashes a little lighter than if drawing a female eye.  In this instance, I am drawing a female eye.

Step 14: Shading

Shade inside the eye, and it helps to smudge it with your finger tip or a tortilion. ( Hehe, I just realized how dark I shaded this eye, you can shade it a tad lighter than this.)

Step 15: Finishing Touches

Shade the corners of the eye, and the eyelids. YAY!!!!! your all done!!!!!!
!!!!Love the results!!!!<br>
<p>first try</p><p>Happy about it</p>
I'm happy for a first attempt :)
<p>That looks awesome!</p>
That looks great :)
<p>I tried XD</p>
<p>I made it .. and also started a tutorial on my blog http://www.proartkala.com/2017/03/draw-eyes.html</p>
<p>wow i came out great i loved it i am just going to keep drawing thats form the help!! </p>
I'm not the best drawer, but I liked this easy to follow tutorial! I don't know how to feel about my drawing XD
<p>I love it this is proably the best thing I've drawn. I'm not very good at drawing.</p>
<p>I learned to draw following an excellent guide I found <a href="http://draw-like-a-pro.hqtips.net" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>.</p>
Very good
<p>I think it turned out okay. I did my best to make it look like the one in the tutorial.</p><p>Thanks for the help.</p>
My 9 year old made this!
Cry good better then I could I have always troubles with drawing eyes
That's should read great job.....
<p>Thankyou! The tutorial was very god and easy to follow!</p><p>My drawing isn't that good, but I had a go anyway.</p>
Very nice
<p>This is my first try.... I guess not too bad ? Great and easy to follow, thx</p>
Good now get confinement and draw a little darker
<p>it is okay</p>
Great I think it was the camera it's looks a little elongated
Good where you using inks
I added color
<p>First try. Could be better!</p>
First try...it's SOOO bad!
Here is my first attempt but i think its good enough for 1st time.<br><br>&quot;Practice as if u r the worst, performed as if u r the best&quot;<br><br>:p<br>
This was easy to follow. My first try looks a lot better irl
I have been drawing for most of my life, but sometimes I found drawing the eyes a little bit hard. I mean, knew the concept. Thank-you for this wonder full I nstuction thingy!?
First try I can't do eyelashes I tried like 5 times and this is the best one so far but thank you it was very easy to follow and go along with.
<p>Nice, check out - http://www.howtodrawaneye.org/how-to-draw-an-eye-with-pencil-step-by-step/</p>
<p>This was so easy to follow! :D</p>
<p>this tutorial was so easy to follow thx :D</p>
<p>Here is my first attempt! Don't know why it gets uploaded upside-down.</p>
<p>Thankyou! It was really easy to follow and understand, and I'm grateful that I know how to draw eyes like this now. I may need a little help on the eyelashes though</p>
<p>Yeah thank you so much ! These steps were so easy to understand! İ did really good on everythıng exept the eyelashes.Can you do a seperate tutorıal on that</p><p>ı </p>
Thank you for this i actually can follow this. I suck at eyelashes but other than that I think I did ok for having never really drawn them before.
<p>mines a little lighter than the original. I also tried to make reflections of the lashes in the glare on the eye.</p>
You can see the parts where I messed up, but otherwise I think I did okay
<p>I just had a hard time with the eyelashes...</p>
<p>Mine is not better what so ever</p>
It could have been better, but neah.. it s my first sketch like this :-??
<p>thought it turned out okay. just average:/</p>
Please don't watch the eye brow<br>
Not as good, but tried.<br>Thanks for help
Mine turned out quite good
First try :)

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