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.

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Step 1: Outline

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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

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Now draw the inner circle of the eye.

Step 3: Pupil and highlight

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 9: Lines Lines Lines

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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

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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!!!!

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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!!!!!

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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

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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

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Shade the corners of the eye, and the eyelids. YAY!!!!! your all done!!!!!!
pattiigg5 days ago
I'm a beginner, but I tried my best. Shading is not easy for me either. Thanks for the great tutorial!
ezi12313 days ago

i did great thanks for the help

oaciaf made it!1 month ago
Here's mines, thanks!
ToaM made it!3 months ago

I made it!!!! It had an amazing result

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JananiS made it!4 months ago

I tried :D

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JananiS4 months ago

I tried,i t's not amazing but it's better then a cartoon eye. :D

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Faline Echo8 months ago
:D i did preety good,exept to many lashes
talz.ozi made it!10 months ago

well i tried kindov a fail

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Hayden Travis 12 months ago
i did horrible! I'm better at anime.
zorba020081 year ago
i did it
coolsista92 years ago
Wow u r awesome @ drawing!!
DTninjagirl2 years ago
The eyes are staring at me!
Your drawing is amazing!
Nice Instructable but my eye failed :P
jilian993 years ago
i love this pic and it s really easy to draw if you follow your step because i just sat here for 10 min and drew this it looks exactly like yours!!!!!!!!! :D
liveleezgl3 years ago
I always like to draw eyes. Now i can draw eyes that look like eyes ! Your instructions were very simple and helped me so much. Thank you!
Acorn98813 years ago
It's called the water line :)
sbowman73 years ago
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 :)
got2betoast (author)  sbowman73 years ago
Thanks :) I'm working on an updated version of this today, so it will be up soon.
got2betoast (author)  got2betoast3 years ago
And Now it is updated
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
Very helpful! Any tips on noses? They are the most difficult feature to draw in my opinion.
got2betoast (author)  ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
Noses are very hard! I will probably make a tutorial on noses soon. One things to remember is values. Value is the relaive lightness or darkness of a color or of black. In the eye the pupil is the darkest value, so try and make that as dark as you possibly can! But parts of the highlight are the lightest value. In noses it is important to compare the shades of darkness throughout the nose, and be very precise when shading noses, because noses are a part of the face that has the most contrast in values and shadows because of it's shape. So try and really show the lightest value in white, and the darkest value in black. These tips may sound really complicated, so I'll try and make an easier tutorial on noses soon!