On a separate sheet of paper, smear some graphite into a small area. Use the blender to rub the area until the graphite has transferred to the tip of the blender (learn how to use a blending stump here). You will now use that to fill in the outer area of the pupil. This step does not have to be done perfectly. Sloppy smudging will make it turn out better, as well as give the eye more depth.
With a 4B pencil draw spokes going outward from the pupil. Overlap some of the spokes to create thicker lines. This will make the eye look more interesting. Leave some areas untouched as they will be filled in later.
For this tutorial on drawing a realistic eye, I will be using the following tools: – Mechanical Pencil with 0.5 mm HB and 4B Ain Leads – Derwent Graphic 6B Pencil – Kneaded Eraser – Blending Stump (Learn how to use them here) – Smooth Bristol Paper
Draw a few eyelashes to show where you will later draw in larger clumps of lashes. Kinda like a basic outline. Sort of.
Draw the highlight first, then the pupil under it. Make sure the pupil is in the center of the circle.
Okay, shade in the inside outer edge of the inner circle of the eye ( yes, that is a lot of words ). Use the darker pencil. This will add a lot of depth and roundness to the eye.
I love to draw, and one of the hardest things for me to draw is facial features, like an eye. This is a tutorial on how to draw the eye below. It is fairly simple but may take a few tries to get right, so keep trying! You will need: 2 Different kinds of pencils. A dark 6B or 8B, and a lighter HB An eraser Paper flat surface, like a table or clipboard to draw on.Also, dont forget to rate!
Shade the eye whites as well as the skin around the eyes. Don’t leave the eyeball white or else it will appear unrealistic and lack depth. For a more detailed tutorial on shading eye whites and how to make eyeballs look round, click here.
Dont overdo the eyelashes. Start with a few eyelashes and then add more, clumping them together. When you reach midway of the eye start adding eyelashes in the opposite direction. If you study some picture it might help.
Start filling in some more lashes, and add some lines inside the inner circle of the eye.
I hope you enjoyed this simple step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic eye with pencil.If you have any questions or requests, let me know in the comments below!
Shade inside the eye, and it helps to smudge it with your finger tip or a tortilion. ( Hehe, I just realized how dark I shaded this eye, you can shade it a tad lighter than this.)
Want to improve your shading skills? Click here to read my shading tutorial!
One tip, put some extra shading around your eyes so it gives it a place. Just an eye in the middle of a blank sheet seems weird. It is good to add some shading to say where a nose and eye bags could be. (It doesn’t have to be too detailed, just use a dirty tortillion/blending stick)
Alright, do what you did in the last step to the pupil. Also, add some more lines (depending on the lightness of the color of the eye) to make it a little darker in some areas.
Fill in the eyebrows as well as the eyelashes. Eyelashes should be drawn using curved lines, NOT straight lines. To create the eyebrows, use a thin HB pencil. For the eyelashes, go with something darker, like a 6B. Go over the drawing and darken areas such as the pupil, creases, shadows and clean the highlights to make your drawing POP!
First try I can’t do eyelashes I tried like 5 times and this is the best one so far but thank you it was very easy to follow and go along with.
How to draw realistic eyes from SCRATCH! How to draw 6 different eye shapes How to draw eyebrows Step 2: Shade the Pupil
Now, really fill in the lashes with your darker pencil. If drawing a male eye, make the lashes a little lighter than if drawing a female eye. In this instance, I am drawing a female eye.
Darken the creases using a 4B pencil. Use the kneaded eraser to make the highlights pop, as well as dab areas of the eye that need to be lightened. For example the eye whites, lower lash area, brow bone and the inner corner of the eye near the tear duct.
Use your dark 6B or 8B to fill it in. You want it as close to black as possible.
Using a 6B pencil, fill in the pupil. Avoid pressing too hard or else it will be hard for you to erase if you need to make corrections later on. You can go over the area again to achieve a darker shade. Make sure the highlights stay clean!
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Add even more lines! But this time use the darker pencil to make darker lines.
Hi, welcome to RapidFireArt! My name is Darlene and in this tutorial I’m going to teach you how to draw a realistic eye using easy step by step instructions. This is my first tutorial, so I hope you enjoy it!
Draw the crease of the upper eyelid, and the bottom one too. I’m not sure if its called the lower eyelid, but its the line under the eye.
I’ve added some eyelash reflections, some subtle blood vessels as well as darkened the overall drawing. Try to use as many shades as possible when drawing eyes. Most people are afraid to go dark. Look at the picture in step 8 and compare it to the last step. Going dark makes a huge difference! I used to stop at step 8 too, because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to erase if my hard work turned into a complete disaster. This fear left me unsatisfied with all my drawings because they lacked depth. So take it a step further and make use of your softer pencils!
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Use the blending stump to fill the white space in the iris. Carefully work around the highlight. Don’t press too hard. You should still be able to see the lines coming out of the pupil when done. If most of the lines have disappeared, you have either used the blender with too much force, or have not pressed hard enough when creating the spokes.
Use the 6B pencil to create a shadow under the eye lid to give the eye more depth and roundness.
Click the following link and hit the download button beside the printer icon to download the PDF: RapidFireArt Tutorials – How to Draw a Realistic Eye
I drew Tel-Annas from Arena of Valor in her Valentine’s skin and the eyes definitely helped me! Please give me some feedback on my drawing 🙂
Not perfect for a marker but gray for practice I think I’ll get better
I think it could use more work, or updated because I see you said you did this when you were twelve in the comments. I’d like to see how much you improved 🙂 When I was twelve I couldn’t even draw a heart or square right, I really got into drawing just last year when I was 14 (I’m going to be 16 next month) this is still good for the age when you made it 🙂
If you’re enjoying this article, click here for another realistic eye tutorial!
Click here for a super detailed tutorial on how to draw eyelashes
Okay, to start, draw the basic almond-shaped outline of the eye. Try to make the inner corner (next to the nose) lower than the outer corner. P.S, I’m very sorry the pictures hard to see, my scanner made it very light.
Let’s start off with an HB pencil to sketch the shape of the eye. This outline should not be too dark because you want to prevent it from showing through in the end. We just need the basic shapes outlined at this point. The square shape in the pupil is a glare from a window or similar shaped light source. You can use other shapes such as circles or ovals as well.
If you’re stuck on drawing a realistic eye shape, iris or eyebrow, visit the 3 pages below:
So tell me… was that an easy eye drawing tutorial? Or does it need some improvement? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated 🙂
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UPDATE: For a while now, you guys have requested a tutorial on drawing a pair of eyes. Here it is, along with a super in-depth tutorial as well!
Shade the corners of the eye, and the eyelids. YAY!!!!! your all done!!!!!!
Darken the inner circle in the eye, the outline of the eye, and draw a line in the inner corner (as showed in the picture)
Thanks 🙂 I’m working on an updated version of this today, so it will be up soon.
It could have been better, but neah.. it s my first sketch like this :-??