How to draw a realistic eye
Darlene will be using the following tools to create a realistic eye: u2013 Mechanical Pencil with 0.5 mm HB and 4B Ain Leads. u2013 Derwent Graphic 6B Pencil. u2013 Kneaded Eraser u2013 Blending Stump.
Step 1: Outline the Shape of an Eye and Highlight
The glare from a light source causes the pupil to dilate.
Step 2: Shade the Pupil
Fill in the pupil with a 6B pencil, being careful not to press too hard, as this will make it difficult to erase, and you can go over the area again to achieve a darker shade of pink or purple.
Step 3: Shade the Iris
Smear some graphite onto a sheet of paper and rub it in with the blender until it transfers to the blender’s tip. This step does not have to be perfect, but sloppy smudging will make it look better. Learn how to use a blending stump here.
Step 4: Draw Spokes
Overlap some of the spokes to create thicker lines and a more interesting eye; leave some areas unfilled because they will be filled in later.
Step 5: Blend the Iris
Fill the white space in the iris with the highlight using the blending stump, working carefully around the highlight and not pressing too hard. If most of the lines have vanished, you have used the blender with too much or too little force.
Step 6: Add Depth
To get the eye shape you want for Christmas, use the 6B pencil to make a soft, natural-looking eye shadow.
Step 7: Shade the Skin
Use a 4B pencil or a kneaded eraser to shade the eye whites; if you leave the eyeball white, it will appear unrealistic and lack depth. Want to learn more about shading? Click here to read my shading tutorial.
Step 8: Draw Eyebrows and Eyelashes
Eyelashes should be drawn with curved lines rather than straight lines, and the eyebrows should be drawn with a thin HB pencil, while the eyelashes should be drawn with a darker pencil, such as a 6B. Click here for a super detailed tutorial on how to draw eyelashes.
Step 9: Touchups
I’ve added some eyelash reflections, some subtle blood vessels, and darkened the overall drawing in this step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a realistic eye with pencil. When drawing eyes, try to use as many shades as possible. Going dark makes a huge difference!
How do you draw realistic iris?
What is the best way to draw a realistic eye?
- Start by sketching the shape of the eye with an HB pencil.
- Step 2: Shade the Pupil.
- Step 3: Shade the Iris.
- Step 4: Draw Spokes.
- Step 5: Blend the Iris.
- Step 6: Add Depth.
- Step 7: Shade the Skin.
- Step 8: Draw Eyebrows and Eyelashes.
How do you color irises?
Layer on the iris’ base color, which will be the color that appears most prominently in the iris, such as orange, light brown, or blue, using a black pencil to lightly texture the areas of the iris. This will help you reference where the deeper areas of the iris are later.
How do you draw iris eye in anime?
Tutorial on How to Draw Female Anime Eyes
- Step 1: Draw the Eye’s Outer Shape.
- Step 2: Draw the Iris’ Shape.
- Step 3: Draw the Pupil.
- Step 4: Draw the Dark Area at the Top of the Iris.
- Step 5: Draw the Primary Reflection.
- Step 6: Draw the Secondary Reflection.
- Step 7: Shade The Different Areas of the Eye.
What is Iris eye?
The colored tissue at the front of the eye that contains the pupil in the center, the iris helps control the size of the pupil to let more or less light into the eye. (I-ris)
How do you color anime eyes?
Fill in the inside of the eye with fill tools. Don’t worry about shades because this is just the base; instead, focus on making sure there are no gaps between the line art and the fill color. Use the eraser tool if the paint goes outside the line, and the pen tool if there are small gaps.