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.

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

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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RichaD5 made it!(author)2017-07-17

Thanks a lot loved your tutorial?

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katieboone1622 made it!(author)2017-06-20

!!!!Love the results!!!!

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Shypresident+ made it!(author)2017-06-02

first try

Happy about it

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agirlwhowanderw made it!(author)2017-03-28

I'm happy for a first attempt :)

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FoxGirl_04 made it!(author)2017-04-24

That looks awesome!

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GoldW made it!(author)2017-04-22

That looks great :)

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FoxGirl_04 made it!(author)2017-04-24

I tried XD

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ProArtB made it!(author)2017-03-12

I made it .. and also started a tutorial on my blog http://www.proartkala.com/2017/03/draw-eyes.html

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GoldW made it!(author)2017-04-22

Nice!

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acuthbertson made it!(author)2017-03-24

wow i came out great i loved it i am just going to keep drawing thats form the help!!

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alyssalorelai made it!(author)2017-03-01

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

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EvaM74 made it!(author)2017-02-25

I love it this is proably the best thing I've drawn. I'm not very good at drawing.

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Lisa16 made it!(author)2017-02-21

I learned to draw following an excellent guide I found HERE.

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Very good

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

I think it turned out okay. I did my best to make it look like the one in the tutorial.

Thanks for the help.

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Great

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MichelleM387 made it!(author)2017-01-18

My 9 year old made this!

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Cry good better then I could I have always troubles with drawing eyes

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

That's should read great job.....

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TardisGirl2 made it!(author)2016-11-03

Thankyou! The tutorial was very god and easy to follow!

My drawing isn't that good, but I had a go anyway.

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Very nice

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LexyLeigh made it!(author)2016-11-22

This is my first try.... I guess not too bad ? Great and easy to follow, thx

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Good now get confinement and draw a little darker

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Duckedfaced made it!(author)2017-01-02

it is okay

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Great I think it was the camera it's looks a little elongated

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TuanL37 made it!(author)2017-02-10

loleye

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TimC216 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Good where you using inks

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BonnieM82 made it!(author)2017-02-13

I added color

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SonyaM27 made it!(author)2017-02-11

First try. Could be better!

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KaeleeM made it!(author)2017-02-11

First try...it's SOOO bad!

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pinkys12 made it!(author)2017-01-18

Here is my first attempt but i think its good enough for 1st time.

"Practice as if u r the worst, performed as if u r the best"

:p

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EllieO4 made it!(author)2017-01-16

This was easy to follow. My first try looks a lot better irl

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Dray+Co made it!(author)2017-01-01

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!?

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Karli+Beavers made it!(author)2016-12-13

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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howtodrawaneye_org made it!(author)2016-12-08

Nice, check out - http://www.howtodrawaneye.org/how-to-draw-an-eye-with-pencil-step-by-step/

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SophCarpenter made it!(author)2016-11-13

This was so easy to follow! :D

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xxomqrose made it!(author)2016-11-11

this tutorial was so easy to follow thx :D

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mtrohak made it!(author)2016-11-09

Here is my first attempt! Don't know why it gets uploaded upside-down.

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cutecookies1212 made it!(author)2016-11-05

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

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1522500 made it!(author)2016-11-01

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

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SuperWhoLock88 made it!(author)2016-11-01

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.

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losthuman made it!(author)2016-10-26

mines a little lighter than the original. I also tried to make reflections of the lashes in the glare on the eye.

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lonelydreamer made it!(author)2016-10-25

You can see the parts where I messed up, but otherwise I think I did okay

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20arielsheckley made it!(author)2016-10-09

I just had a hard time with the eyelashes...

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MuffinKat made it!(author)2016-10-07

Mine is not better what so ever

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BratuD1 made it!(author)2016-10-04

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

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tannerclark made it!(author)2016-09-07

thought it turned out okay. just average:/

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Paola2309 made it!(author)2016-09-06

Please don't watch the eye brow

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diynifty made it!(author)2016-08-15

Not as good, but tried.
Thanks for help

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Jetwalker+ made it!(author)2016-08-14

Mine turned out quite good

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