Easy Tips for Drawing Eyes
Even when the eyes are larger, a structure that can be imagined in 3D space should be established, as this is the foundation for making the eyes look 3-dimensional and imagining them from various angles.
Eyes from Different Angles
Eyes drawn in a straight line may appear flat from other angles; don’t be afraid to break up the eye shape to make it more dynamic. The shape of the eye changes when the pupil moves on a sphere, not a straight plane. Stylized approaches may omit anatomical details but should still act like the realistic eye.
Facial muscles are your best friend! Pushing an expression even a little bit, by showing more squash or pushing the features, is what distinguishes a lifeless copy of a photo from an expressive drawing.
Experiment with different placements of the peak of the eyelid, eye shape, eyebrows, eyelashes, and pupils. Simple eyes may work better for animation or a more movement-based style, whereas illustration and close-ups may require a more detailed approach.
Making the white of the eye darker makes the highlights pop even more, and experimenting with different color accents and softer/harder edges for the iris can sometimes be interesting.
Why do I draw eyes so much?
Doodling eyes can reveal a person’s inner personality: large eyes indicate an outgoing personality, staring eyes indicate a feeling of being watched, and closing eyes could indicate a refusal to look within.
How do you shade facial features?
To create a shadow, shade up into the outline of two small ovals for the nostrils, then start shading a slightly lighter shade as you move toward the center of the nose from the left side.
How do you shade your eyes?
3. How to Create a Shaded Eye
- With the HB pencil, draw a subtle shade around the white of the eye.
- Soften the shadows with the blending stump.
- With the eraser, clean the illuminated area.
- With the HB pencil, draw the details of the lacrimal caruncle.
- Shade the area subtly.
How do you draw perfectly?
Here are some suggestions for those who want to improve their drawing skills:
- Look at drawings. Whether simple line drawings or meticulously detailed renderings, looking at other people’s work can teach you a lot.
- Draw from drawings.
- Draw from photographs.
- Draw from life.
- Take a class.
How do you draw a self portrait?
Self-Portrait Drawing Techniques
- Start with a light sketch.
- Add shadows and smudge them. Add shadows to make your sketch look more professional.
- Do your hairline after you outline. Start with the head and work out the proper length.