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Uploaded: February 18, 2013
Artist: DeadlyNightshade
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: February 18, 2013
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This is the first tutorial that I have ever made on Dragoart. The eye might not look to great because I'm not the greatest at drawing anything step by step but, I hope this tutorial will show you the basic form of an eye. Hope this tutorial will help you draw the basic form of an eye! Enjoy!

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how to draw an eye

How To Draw An Eye

how to draw an eye step 1

STEP 1.

This is the shape or outline of the eye. You want to make sure both ends (where the tear duds, or whatever they're called, are equal with each other.
 
how to draw an eye step 2

STEP 2.

Okay now you want to start drawing the top eyelid of your eye. Or if you want, you can first draw the iris. You can flip step 2 and 3 if it makes more sense to draw the iris first.
 
how to draw an eye step 3

STEP 3.

This is the iris of the eye. This is the step that you can flip with step 2, if you prefere. The next picture will show the top eyelid and the iris combined.
 
how to draw an eye step 4

STEP 4.

This picture shows the iris and the top eyelid combined. You don't want the entire iris to show or else it looks like a manga character. What I'm trying to say is that you eye wouldn't look realistic if the entire iris shows.
 
how to draw an eye step 5

STEP 5.

Next, you are drawing the pupil. You don't want the pupil too big or else your eye will not look human. You also want your pupil to be in the center of the iris.
 
how to draw an eye step 6

STEP 6.

Now you are drawing what I call the light reflection that you get when you look in a mirror. I hope you understand what I mean. You don't want the "shiny part" in the iris to be too big or else, once again, it will look like a manga character. I usually place it on the right side of the pupil. But it depends on how the light is relecting off of the iris.
 
how to draw an eye step 7

STEP 7.

Now time for shading. You want the color around the "shiny part" of the iris to be the darkest part of the iris. Also, as you move away from the pupil, the color should be lighter.
 
how to draw an eye step 8

STEP 8.

This is just a better image of the eye.
 
how to draw an eye step 9

STEP 9.

Now what the arrow is pointing at in the image is the crease of the eyelid.
 
how to draw an eye step 10

STEP 10.

Now you draw the lines underneath the eye. This is what people refere to as "the bags underneath your eye".
 
how to draw an eye step 11

STEP 11.

Lastly, you will draw the lines "showing" the eyeball. Or you can call it the outlines of the tearduds or tearducts. Okay don't judge me on spelling please.