How to Draw a Realistic Eye
I’ll show you how to draw eyes without a reference in this tutorial. Eyes are a lovely subject to draw, and they appear to be precious gems hidden within our own bodies. They’re also quite difficult to draw, but don’t worry, you can do it!
To make the nostrils, cross the oval with two curves and add eyebrows to the middle of the face.
Draw the iris, the central pupil, the shape of the reflection, and the corners of the eyes, as well as the iris color (white, black, or yellow).
To achieve a natural shape, draw it with straight lines, and don’t worry if it looks lumpy or bumpy.
Fill the pupil with your softest pencil (7B or 8B will work best) while avoiding the area of reflection; the pupil’s darkness will define the contrast for the rest of the drawing.
Draw fibers coming from the center of the iris with a 2B pencil, keeping the pencil slightly tilted to make the lines soft.
Draw more fibers with the 2B pencil, some darker than others, to darken it.
Draw a semi-shadow around the iris ring and small shadows between the fibers with a pencil, then shade all the irises in different shades of green or yellow for each individual flower with the same pencil.
Use it to bring out the shadows you’ve already drawn.
Draw the shadow of your eyelashes on the inside of your eyes with the same pencil.
Draw a subtle shade around the white of the eye with the HB pencil, keeping in mind that the eyeball is roughly a sphere, so the shadows should not be flat.
Soften the shadows with the blending stump, and feel free to blend them even further into the center.
Take the eraser and clean the illuminated area with it; the eye isn’t completely smooth, so breaking the soft shadows with the sharp edges of the eraser strokes will look even better.
Draw the details of the lacrimal caruncle with the HB pencil; this area is wet and shiny, so draw the outline of little highlights.
Shade the area with the 2B pencil, then use the same pencil to draw a subtle shadow under the lower eyelid to separate the eye from the eyelids.
Shade the rims of the eyelids with the HB pencil, keeping in mind the location of the light source!
With the blending stump, blend the shaded area.
Shade the rest of the skin around the eye with the same technique, using a tilted pencil to capture a large area at once and avoid sharp lines.
Add more shadows where needed with the 2B pencil.
Add even darker shadows with the 4B pencil.
Finally, use the 5B pencil to heavily darken the upper eyelid crease.
Draw the direction of the hairs in the brow with the HB pencil.
Draw the hairs one by one with the 2B pencil, noting that their width will vary depending on the scale of your picture. Tilt your pencil if necessary to achieve thick strokes.
Thicken the front lower part of the brow with the 4B pencil.
Before you begin, look in the mirror and try to understand what you see. The eyelashes are curvy, and their shape will be affected by perspective. They go slightly down, right from the rim of the upper eyelid, and then they curve up.
In the same way, make the lower eyelashes.
Eyelashes tend to clump together and form sharp clumps.
Thicken the eyelashes with the 4B pencil, adding more hairs in between (eyelashes don’t grow in one thin row!) and adjust the width to the scale of your picture.
Take the softest pencil you have, make sure it’s sharp, and use it to draw attention to specific areas of the eyelashes.
Look at the picture from a distance and try to see how the shading can be improved, using all of the pencils in the process.
Finally, add small details to make it more realistic, such as thin veins in the eyes and wrinkles here and there; you can make the skin more uneven by crossing it with rows of sharp lines; and if you decide to digitize your drawing to publish it on the Internet, remember to prepare it first: DrawingQuick Tip: Clean Up Your Traditional Drawings in PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna
But What About the Other Eye?
I’ll let you in on a secret: there should be no “other eye.” When drawing a portrait, draw both eyes at the same time, step by step, so you don’t have to copy one from the other. The good news is that they don’t have to be identicalu2014our faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical!
How do you draw a realistic human?
Drawing Realistic Humans: 7 Tips
- Follow the Line of Action! Constructed poses can often appear stiff.
- Do a Head Count.
- Remember Your Head and Shoulders.
- A Space to Think.
- Get Your Head on Straight… But Not Too Straight.
- Smile From Ear to Ear.
What app do artists use to draw?
Drawing rich and vibrant sketches with vector art is rewarding: they look clean, and the art scales seamlessly no matter what size you work at. Adobe Illustrator Draw Adobe Illustrator drawing apps have become a strong contender in the digital art industry.
Which pencils are best for sketching?
Artists’ Picks for the Best Drawing Pencils
- General Pencil Charcoal Pencils.
- Faber-Castel 110060 Polychromos Colored Pencil Set In Metal Tin.
- Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.
- Cretacolor 72 Aqua Monolith Metal Tin Set.
What are eyes for?
The eye’s primary function is to convert light into electrical signals known as nerve impulses, which the brain then converts into images of our surroundings. Light rays pass through the cornea’s pupil.
How do you draw a good eye?
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.