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.

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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135 Comments

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adibarry74
adibarry74

Question 1 year ago on Step 13

Has anybody got a tip for drawing the eyelashes? Because when it comes to drawing the eyelashes I suck.

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chelseawolfy
chelseawolfy

Answer 3 hours ago

Just role with it do lightly apply your strokes and do what feels comfortavle

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Lilyk2441
Lilyk2441

Answer 6 months ago

like C or just go over it with 8b and make the top eyelashes longer also dont draw too much

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SirinRiopelle
SirinRiopelle

Answer 1 year ago

I think of them as cs or parentheses

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chelseawolfy
chelseawolfy

3 hours ago

It was so much fun drawing this

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Keira authement
Keira authement

Reply 4 months ago

Shhhh

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AshleighC06
AshleighC06

Question 1 year ago on Step 12

6B or HB for Step 8, lines and lashes?

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Lilyk2441
Lilyk2441

Answer 6 months ago

probably a hb cuz 6b is dark and he/hers was lighter

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carolyn_chung04
carolyn_chung04

4 years ago

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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s87786941
s87786941

Reply 8 months ago

This picture is so Pretty and you did a great job on this picture that you draw and can you please teach me how to draw please.

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Anagha Jayesh
Anagha Jayesh

Reply 8 months ago

I saw that you followed me. Tysm!

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apima1
apima1

Reply 9 months ago

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

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brutus.emily
brutus.emily

Reply 1 year ago

Wow! That looks amazing!

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Fiona4
Fiona4

Reply 2 years ago

U DRAW SO GOOD!!!!
mine looks like a tired seven year olds drawing

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lol12345689
lol12345689

Reply 2 years ago

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! So pretty.

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HBLunar
HBLunar

Reply 2 years ago

It looks amazing! Keep up the good work!