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We can all probably draw the human eye, we draw the oval shape with the iris and pupil. I consider that to be a basic sketch of the eye. Before you draw a realistic eye you must first study what it really is. I will post a closeup picture of an eye so you can see what it looks up close. We all have them, but I’m sure that most of us haven’t really paid attention to what it really looks like up close. If you really want to draw a realistic eye, i suggest you study it well. This goes for any other object or feature. I’ll show the techniques that i use but it will be much easier if you understand what you are drawing. Well here it is.

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Shade around the pupil like you did with the outline of the inner iris in step 2, but with an ordinary pencil. You only need to do it a little bit, quite small. After you’ve done that, you make the iris look like it’s getting darker, by pressing a tiny bit harder and sketching in different directions.

You need to make it longer than the bit you just shaded though. The image should be big enough to explain. Once you have done this, you go back to the part of the iris underneath the reflection and add a very small bit of the shading in different directions using a darker pencil.

Change back to an ordinary pencil if you used a different one and underneath the shaded part under the reflection, do part of the iris. Don’t do it in little section, draw it lightly in quick long strokes and go over them a few times.

You may not be able to tell because of the picture quality but next to that you need to draw a smaller part of iris around the inside edge of it, but use the technique of moving the pencil in different directions – don’t just shade up and down or side to side, make it look neat, but messy.

No, but you should stick to the eyelash direction they show in the instructions.

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By the way, if there is a slight problem with the shape of the eye, then it may ruin the whole eye

Using your blender pull from the edge of the inner area outside. This will give a nice pattern and will be a guide for the highlights and shadows on the outer area. Make sure you don’t shade the highlights or else you will lose them. You can always erase those areas after so they wont be as bright. You can now begin to see the eye come to life, layering is a big part of pencil drawing and learning what goes on top and bottom is very important. It might take a while to go through all these steps, but the time pays off in the end. After practicing, it will become much easier with each one.

Taking your mechanical pencil, darken the shadows around the edge of the iris. Add some dark lines in between some of the highlights for so the highlights can jump out more. In this step you can also experiment with highlights, add more or take away. We now have the basic design for the iris, from here on we can start to darken the whole iris by adding light layers of graphite using 2h pencil. If you’re drawing and eye that is blue, green or light in color, you would leave it like this. We also shaded the fold thats under the eyebrow and above the eyelash. Using your kneaded eraser you can erase between the glare spots to blend them together.

We will add now the lower eyelashes, these should be a bit lighter so you can use a 2h pencil to draw them or use the mechanical pencil and then use an edged kneaded eraser to tap along the hair to remove some graphite. Like the top eyelashes, the center ones curve down and you go either left or right so you start to see the curve on the hair.

Take a look at the pupil(the black area in the center), this area contracts in size when light hits it. The area around the pupil is the iris, this is the area that gives us our eye color. As you can see its not just a blotch of brown, its made up highlights and shadows and this is what we will concentrate on. Adding the right shadows and highlights gives they eye depth and life. All eyes are different and you will see that adding different highlights in different areas gives different effects. The white dot close to the eye is the reflection of light source, it can be big or large, it depends if the person is indoor or outdoor. Another thing you must take into consideration is the shape of the eye. The surface of the eye is not flat, it has a curve to it. So taking that into consideration when drawing highlights will give the eye much more dimension. These are the tools that i used

Using your mechanical pencil lightly fill in the area around the pupil. Then with with the blender blend from the center of the pupil out. This will also pull some darks from the center of the pupil, giving that area some shadows.

The eyelashes are added, take a look at the angle that they are drawn, they are not drawn straight down,except for the ones in the center. These are drawn last because they are on top of the of the other features. Using your kneaded eraser you can add some highlights,which would be some hairs reflecting some light. You can play around with them to get a much realism. Just make sure you make sure to curve them, they are not straight. The ones in the center don’t have much of a curve because you’re looking straight at them.

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Not really. Whether or not the eye looks tired depends on the eyelid position. If anything, lines would add age to the eye.

Change to a darker sketching pencil. I used 5B on mine, but you can use any type of pencil. You start of by drawing the out line of the iris – it’s not quite a whole circle shape unless your drawing some one with a shocked face.

when you’re happy with that, make a start of drawing the pupil. Remember the pupil should be close to the centre of the eye, but the iris doesn’t have to be at the centre of the eye. You can also draw a reflection of a window or light or something if you want to, but that is optional.

The area outside of the iris layered under the rest of the iris, adding these shadows gives the iris much more depth. Lightly draw them under and blend them with the rest of the dark area. You don’t have to put shadows all the way around, just on random areas.

Well that is about it, it might seem long but with time you will be drawing them with ease. Don’t worry if the first time it doesn’t come out right, keep practicing and you will see results. The more you draw it, the more you will understand each step and it will become much easier. Don’t be scared to experiment, study the reference eye and look at the features. Using the same tools that were used try different ways to put down those details. Be creative with the process, before you know it you’ll your eyes will be glistening and staring at you :).

Start by filling in the pupil using the 6b progresso pencil. Make sure not to press too hard or else you will not be able to erase it easily if you need to. One good way to get really darks is to layer it. Start off by lightly going over with with the progresso pencil and then use the the color blender to blend it. Add another layer of pencil with progresso and do the same with blender. Keep on doing this until you are satisfied with it.

Yes. Just be sure to adjust certain techniques — like how you blend — for the change in medium.

Now blend the area that you outlined on the previous step. If its not dark enough just put down more pencil and blend it, it should look like the image above. On the previous step we pulled out some highlights with the kneaded eraser. Now randomly darken between some of those highlights using your mechanical pencil. This will bring out some of the highlights much more and will also add some shadows. Outline the edges of that area, this will make it stand out. Using your blender blend the edge of the pupil with the area outside. Don’t blend it too much, just enough so the end of the highlights blend out nicely.

Make them go in the same direction and round them. Make sure they are smaller than the upper eyelashes.

Take your 4b progresso pencil and put down some graphite on a separate piece of paper. Get it as dark as possible, then with your color blender lightly rub that area. Now if you look at the tip of blender you will see that it has some graphite. Now rub the area around the the wobbly circle. If you don’t a have a color blender you can use a tortillon/shading stump. I would recommend that you have both of these tools, they can be helpful in achieving different effects.

Then you shade the edge of the iris really dark and then 1/3 of the way down, blend it slightly so the edge goes a bit lighter. Then if you’ve done a reflection, you need to shade darkly around that. Once you’ve done that, shade the top a bit more lightly and carry on until the corner so it looks a bit like a slanted triangle.

Get an ordinary pencil and draw the outline of the eye hole and eyelid. It doesn’t have to be too detailed or shaded yet.

Well we will start by drawing the outline, this can be a fast sketch, but enough detail to show the shape. I used 2b 0.5mm mechanical pencil. Make sure you don’t make the outline too dark or else you will have an outline in the end. The three round circles close to the pupil will be light source reflections.

Using your progresso pencil draw out that shape that you see on the image above, it doesn’t have to look exactly, but it should be random. Don’t draw the outline too dark, just enough for you to see it. Darken the area below that outline, don’t make it too dark that it will stand out too much from the rest of the iris. Blend it just a bit in some areas so that it blends a bit into the rest of the iris.

Add some eyelashes. Draw really small rounded of lines along the bottom of the eye for the lashes at the bottom and longer lines at the top for the longer eyelashes. They should be the same height at the eyelid, but you can do them longer if you want.

For a better look, add light shading to around the eyelid area, simple light sketches from left to right and on the left had corner of the eye.

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Yes, but take into account the colors of the markers/pencils you use.

At the top, right hand side of the iris you need to shade in darkly with a normal pencil, diagonally, so it looks like the iris is going around and not just colored otherwise it won’t look so realistic.

Then you need to shade around very lightly around the rest of the iris – shading in straight lines, but going around the pupil.

Start at the edge of the upper lid and make it as though you were drawing hair, but shorter and darker. You can make them any way you want, though.

Are there any books in the market which can be preferred for a beginner?

This tutorial should be only the first step, one thing i can tell you is that the more you draw the better you will get. I won’t stop reminding that you should study whatever you’re drawing. Understanding what you are drawing is so helpful and the end results will show the preparation. Hopefully this tutorial was helpful, if you have any problems or have any questions, leave a comment or contact me.

Using your kneaded eraser add some highlights around the outer iris. These highlights will be larger than the ones in the center. You can also make some that start from the outer edge of the pupil to the end of the iris, but don’t make too many of these.

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This is the final drawing of what we’ll be working on. I’ll try to give a detailed explanation of the whole process that i use. Again, study the picture above to get an idea of what you’ll be drawing. It will make much more easier and with time you will understand how to take the same steps yourself. With the same process try to draw the eye above so that you can practice.

The red color is just used to highlight certain parts of the eye that you should focus for each step on while drawing.

Take your time, there’s no point rushing because it’ll end up looking messy. Don’t get distracted to much – e.g talking on phone because small things like that can put you off. Just do what you think is best.

If you think a certain area should be shaded because of the angle, then shade that area. And remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect! Practice. You will get better. It’s a fairly simple thing to draw so you will be really good the more you practice.

There is only red in this picture. Does it have any purpose?

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No, if fact many sketches are done just in pencil. You can just add shading if you wish by applying the pencil more heavily to achieve a darker hue.

On the previous step we added highlights going straight down, here you will add highlights with kneaded eraser in an angle. You’ll be making “W” shaped highlights, just make enough that it will give the iris some texture. After making these highlights, you will add shadows, under some of these highlights. In the image above you can see a very clear “W”, below that you can see a darker area, this will be the shadow for this highlight. Add these shadows to some of the highlights around the iris, not all of them, make it as random as possible. Using your color blender, blend the ends of the these highlights so they don’t look like white lines. In this step we will also start working on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. The tip of the color blender should still have some graphite, so use that to put down some graphite around the sclera like the image above. The two circles that you see on the right side will be highlights that will suggest wetness.

Will adding more lines under the eye make the eye look tired?

Here we will darken the iris. Before we do that we will add some eyelash reflections, you don’t have to add this to all your drawings, but if the drawing is big enough you can. Over the 3 glare spots you can draw some eyelash reflections. The reflection from eyelashes would be reflected on the surface of the eye, since the glare spots are at the top and are white you can draw over them the tips of the eyelashes. Once you have done this, you lightly put down a layer with the 2h pencil over the whole iris. This will darken the highlights, darken the top section of the iris a bit more because this part will be a bit more darker because of shadows of the top of the eye and eyelashes. I added some other details like the reflections on the corner of the eyes. With the 2h pencil i also added some light blood vessels that run out from the corners of the eye. These little details make a big difference in drawing a realistic eye. Look at the reference photo at the beginning so you can see those blood vessels. Darken the sclera, the white part of the eye a bit with the blender, especially the corners. This will give the eye more depth and realism with the subtle blood vessels.

Using your mechanical pencil draw the lines that you see around the area that was shaded previously, try to make them quick and light. If they are random, it would be much better. These lines will serve as a guide of highlights and shadows that the iris has. From the reference picture of the eye above, you can see that the iris is full of highlights and shadows.

Draw two circles one large and one smaller in the middle of the large one. Then add highlights.

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Draw around the whole iris with the 4b progresso pencil, don’t press too hard. This will outline the whole iris. Take your kneaded eraser between your index finger and your thumb then squeeze. This will give the kneaded eraser a fine edge. You will use this to pull some highlight from the area outside of the pupil. Make the highlights going around the area, don’t add too many, just enough that they stand out. If you pull too much graphite, just add more with the pencil, blend it with blender and use kneaded eraser again. You will probably need to make new edge on eraser after each time you pull graphite because it will stick to the edge. If you don’t, next time you try to make a highlight it will not pull as much graphite. These little erasers are amazing and all pencil artists should have them in their tools.



Mix up covering techniques, There are a lot of different pencil attracting techniques relating to covering . Chiu uses two primary approaches. The first will be with all the ranges going in the exact same direction. `This makes the shading appear more natural, and helps my information pop out from the particular lines I`m using regarding shading, he explains. Typically the second method involves operating in patches of covering , to help define form . Patches of lines sidestep the form, which assist keep things in point of view , he says. This method is furthermore great for backgrounds in addition to creating texture.

Touch up your skills with these types of pencil drawing techniques, regarding both graphite and female pencils. These pencil sketching techniques from top performers will allow you to take your getting skills one stage even more , whether you`re using graphite pencil or coloured pencils. For many artists, pad drawing is the expertise that introduced them to be able to the art world, plus even if you`ve shifted to a different method , understanding how to pull with a pencil can easily help you better your expertise elsewhere. These pencil pulling techniques cover from the particular basics of mark-making to be able to advanced processes to drive you out of your own comfort zone. We`ll present advice on the resources and materials you require to know, such while blending stumps, paper choices , and different erasers. In case you`re a total novice , or just want to be able to upgrade your kit, get a look at our own guide to the most effective pencils.

Find the right document texture, The surface structure you`re working on can make a big big difference for the effects you may create. It is referred in order to as the grain or even `tooth` of the report . A rough tooth is usually more visible, and typically the ridges will grip the particular colour from your pencils. Having a smooth tooth, the particular ridges are very excellent , and there`s less grasp . Healy finds this sort of paper provides the easier surface for mixing coloured pencils, although the lady warns that it`s furthermore easy to operate the coloring off the surface.

Try out different approaches to traces , The following drawing technique issues line weight. As nicely as demarcating different items , lines can help stress shadows. Thicker lines can easily fade and disappear in the shadows, which can assist convey the 3D contact form , explains Chiu.

Start out lightly and build by there, After i start getting , I plan and discover using loose lines, plus avoid committing ahead of time together with hard, dark lines, states Chiu. As I advance my lines will transform , so checking and rechecking my work is important . I darken my traces and add details from the end. I do not concentrate on one area with regard to too long to stop overdrawing. Begin with an underdrawing, Artist Tim von Reuden likes to start along with a digital underdrawing of which he prints at one particular per cent Opacity. Preceding , you can observe the underdrawing regarding his sketch of some sort of woman holding a personnel . He explains, I adore to keep it gentle so that it provides for a foundation rather than a new final image.

Check and recheck, Before you begin tougher lines and detail job , it`s essential to be sure to have the correct contact form down. Chiu`s advice is usually to check and examine again. I must nail lower my drawing`s underpinnings ahead of I can add specifics . I really avoid questioning on the details: I desire to make sure anything is symmetrical and appear right before writing more powerful and harder lines. He or she also suggests taking a look at the work in a looking glass or through a digicam . Considering different vantage items is a great solution to highlight if anything is definitely crooked. I constantly inquire myself, does this sense right? If anything appears off - even when I can`t immediately set my finger on which this is #NAME? have confidence in my gut and troubleshoot my drawing before moving forward

Categorise your current fabric, Von Reuden clarifies the best way to add value in addition to shading to create additional layers of depth plus weight. He admits of which , when drawing and re-creating fabric, the types associated with wrinkles created can just about all be placed under 3 separate categories: hanging/relaxed, stretched/tension, and scrunched/compressed. Hanging textile tends to be unfastened and have a going appearance. Stretched fabric produces long lines, usually using a point of assistance . Compressed fabrics bunch straight into each other, creating scrunched-looking areas.

Master mixing , Healy has a particular process for blending your ex coloured pencil work. The girl depends on an format , to check the kind is proper before doing to coloured pencil (it`s much harder to clear off coloured-in areas than a great outline). It also assists her plan where the particular highlights and shadows may fall. She then develops up colour using delicate layers. I love to be able to start out with smooth gentle layers to acquire a better thought of lights placement, shadows along with the coloring palette, she says. Right after each layer she combines gently using the mixing stump. Once she offers reached a stage she`s happy with, she actions on to the last step: adding an put together . For this final level , Healy uses coloured pencils alone, and does certainly not blend with a stump.

Try combining pencils using watercolour, While pencils upon their own may be used to generate a wealth of diverse effects, it can become interesting to combine these other media. For instance , in her work, Healy wants to combine watercolour and even coloured pencils. It`s essential to get started with watercolour and even then layer coloured pencils on top, she points out , because pencils can make a waxy surface that will repels liquid, and helps prevent the watercolour from placing into the paper. This kind of is a fun strategy to try out, the girl says. Both mediums include unique qualities and designs . Combining the two components provides an impressive medium all associated with its own.

Create textile , Fabric can range coming from sleek and shiny in order to matte and dull. Precisely how you shade it may help sell the thought of the material you`re seeking to depict. With this draw , von Reuden is intending to be able to capture the golden folds up of material found inside the original image. He or she began by outlining the particular shapes and blocking away parts of shadow.

Use a stump with regard to soft blending, How an individual blend your work may have a big effect on the final result. With regard to a soft blended result , try a blending stump. After each light coating , I very gently mix the coloured pencils using the stump, says US-based artist Jennifer Healy. No longer push too hard or perhaps the colour will stay , making it more challenging to be able to softly blend. I do it again this process as usually web site need. After several layers it produces some sort of very soft and sensitive look. This technique needs a little trial and mistake , though. Healy warns that will if you blend as well softly, the stump can easily pick up colour of which you`ve already layered for the paper.

Draw on your very own experiences, Dip into your current experiences to add an unique layer of authenticity to the piece, suggests Healy. What this means is using something like some sort of memory, feeling or smell when making your work. Regarding example, the special sensation you experienced when resting down with a good friend with a coffee shop, or perhaps a memory of the years as a child experience. You can end up being abstract or use hyperrealism. Whatever you decide to choose makes the particular piece unique to an individual . I`ve found that individuals resonate with these items the most.

Unify your shades , Having an uniform strategy to colour will assist take cohesiveness to your job . It`s a good thought to make sure of which your artwork has unifying colours, says Healy. `This consists of a specific colour palette, mood and also a way of spreading these types of throughout the entire art part . In addition, she indicates creating a harmonious basic by using tinted report or adding a history wash of colour (in paint). This will demonstrate through whatever you take a nap on top of that , thus giving it a good appearance of cohesion. Whenever I use coloured pencils, I`m fond of employing tinted paper produced by simply Kraft.

Utilize right eraser, There are usually a few several types of eraser, and each is appropriate to various things. You`ll definitely need a kneaded eraser. This has the putty-like consistency (it`s occasionally known as putty eraser), and you knead this before and after work with . A kneaded eraser is usually best for lightly selecting up the coloured pad binding off the document . This works wonders if correcting mistakes, or when you`re deliberately lifting color from an area including the eyes, says Healy. A new gum eraser has some sort of more solid consistency, in addition to is better if you`re trying to fully clear off a coloured-in area. Des Reuden continues: I highly believe in letting pure intuition take over in the particular creation process so We work with the underdrawing more as a standard . What this means is the final outcome varies.

Make use of the correct grip, The first stage is usually to master how to be able to hold a pencil properly . Chiu recommends holding typically the pencil as if you could a new piece of charcoal, and even taking advantage of typically the side of the guide to draw, rather compared to the point. This allows maintain your pencil sharper with regard to longer. When covering huge areas, I shade together with my pencil perpendicular in order to the line I`m pulling to get wide, gentle lines, he adds. Regarding details, I hold the pencil parallel to my personal lines to get well-defined , narrow marks. The sole time I use the particular thing is when I`m working on intricate information

Know if you should cease , The majority of musicians can tinker with their very own work - even right after they`ve signed their label . I can always locate something to change in the event that I look hard plenty of , so it can become difficult to inform when some sort of piece is truly completed , says Chiu. However, be suspicious of overworking your item . `Eventually, I make some sort of conscious decision to set my drawing away and even start something new, they continues. `That`s when My partner and i consider my drawing completed

Beyond that will , different artists have various approaches to lines : you need to discover the style that`s best for you. I like to use an unique outline in my a muslim , whether it is using thin traces or bold outlines, ` says Healy. It could help pinpoint the audience`s eye to a selected area. Additionally, it gives a new stylised look, if that will is what you happen to be hoping to achieve. Chiu, however, prefers a various approach. I try in order to avoid outlining my paintings because this tends to be able to make things look smooth and deadens the 3 DIMENSIONAL effect. Breaks and places in my lines demonstrate form in the lamps and shadows.

Rescue their life from your comfort zone, Although these pencil drawing methods should help you realize the essentials in the method , sometimes you need to be able to toss the rules out there of the window in order to find what works for a person . There`s nothing wrong together with stepping outside of the particular box if it signifies achieving the effect an individual want, says Healy. Learning from your errors will occur when an individual step outside of that will box. But don`t become intimidated! The process is usually entirely fun.

Safeguard your paper, This is usually a valuable pencil sketching technique for beginners: set a piece of document under me to stay away from smudging your drawing when you`re working. It appears apparent , but it can end up being the downfall of the great piece of job ! Healy also prefers to be able to mount her paper about a board, attaching this using a layer involving matte medium. This assists keep things neat, plus provides an excellent surface to be able to work.

Short on time? That above, from character custom made Bobby Chiu, runs by way of some pencil drawing connected with action. For considerably more in-depth how you can composition to be able to how to capture light source and shadow, check out the art techniques article. Or perhaps , for inspiration, look into this specific roundup of unbelievably reasonable pencil drawings.

Use contrasting concepts, A single drawing technique Healy utilizes in her work is definitely to use contrasting aspects within a piece regarding work, for instance, juxtaposing beauty and ugliness. Items use the beauty regarding colours, flowers, the soft qualities of skin or locks , as well as the female form. I am going to also tend to employ something option opposite to be able to all of that, like bones, insects, sharp tooth , or anything that might provide discomfort to the particular viewer, she elaborates. `Somehow this provides a fascinating strategy to a piece. Specially when the `ugly` parts very much harder to spot with first. To me it is a very stark representation involving what life is just like


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