How to Draw an Eye (updated)

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Introduction: How to Draw an Eye (updated)

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
Paper
flat surface, like a table or clipboard to draw on.

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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

Step 10: LINES LINES LINES LINES LINES

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!!!!!!

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Tips

One tip, put some extra shading around your eyes so it gives it a place. Just an eye in the middle of a blank sheet seems weird. It is good to add some shading to say where a nose and eye bags could be. (It doesn't have to be too detailed, just use a dirty tortillion/blending stick)

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Not perfect for a marker but gray for practice I think I'll get better

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Maybe do it in pencil then?

It could have been better, but neah.. it s my first sketch like this :-??

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If you do it in pencil it'll be easier

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.

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Dont overdo the eyelashes. Start with a few eyelashes and then add more, clumping them together. When you reach midway of the eye start adding eyelashes in the opposite direction. If you study some picture it might help.

I drew Tel-Annas from Arena of Valor in her Valentine's skin and the eyes definitely helped me! Please give me some feedback on my drawing :)

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I think it could use more work, or updated because I see you said you did this when you were twelve in the comments. I'd like to see how much you improved :) When I was twelve I couldn't even draw a heart or square right, I really got into drawing just last year when I was 14 (I'm going to be 16 next month) this is still good for the age when you made it :)

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Thanks :) I'm working on an updated version of this today, so it will be up soon.

where? I couldn’t find the updated pic. You’re 19 now?

Mine came out too long, more stretched

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That looks great :)

I am horrible at drawing facial feature, so i think my result is reasonable...it looks like a giant fish with no tail.