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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120 Comments

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Anayamayhavetried99

I think I did good but I didn’t shade in yet

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Draw lover but a loser
Draw lover but a loser

Reply 4 weeks ago

You need more practice then you will make like him

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s1417
s1417

Tip 6 weeks ago on Step 15

easy put shading in the backround

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artislife17
artislife17

4 months ago

this was easy fun and the eyelashes were kinda hard but I worked my way around it

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839643
839643

5 months ago

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carolyn_chung04
carolyn_chung04

3 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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brutus.emily
brutus.emily

Reply 5 months ago

Wow! That looks amazing!

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Fiona4
Fiona4

Reply 1 year ago

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

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lol12345689
lol12345689

Reply 1 year ago

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

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HBLunar
HBLunar

Reply 1 year ago

It looks amazing! Keep up the good work!

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CreeperEmo GRL
CreeperEmo GRL

Reply 1 year ago

its good but the hairneeds more detail

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Xx_anime_cat_xX
Xx_anime_cat_xX

Reply 2 years ago

It looks awesome!! I wish I could draw like you!

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Anagha Jayesh
Anagha Jayesh

5 months ago

Hi I am Anagha. Thank you very much for this tutorial. I have tried many times to draw an eye, and failed, but when I tried this out, I got it pretty nicely on the first try! So thanks again!

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AshleighC06
AshleighC06

Question 5 months ago on Step 12

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

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Ahahagoodmorninglol
Ahahagoodmorninglol

11 months ago

This is what happens when you actually try and not give up. Been drawing since 4th grade now I’m a 13 yr old in 9th

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Francesca19444
Francesca19444

Reply 6 months ago

Looks great maybe the lips a little smaller but it is amazing

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Francesca19444
Francesca19444

6 months ago

Easy and so fun thank you so much!!

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adibarry74
adibarry74

Question 8 months 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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SirinRiopelle
SirinRiopelle

Answer 8 months ago

I think of them as cs or parentheses