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How To Draw an Eye by Simiko How To Draw an Eye by Simiko
hehehe as i told my friend :iconantworm: and the rest of my watchers that i will post tutorials
and here's another one ! , how to draw the eyes which is a big issue even for me xD
so let us begin !

you will need graphite pencils 2H up to 8B if possible
eraser and tissues
oh and a paper xD
we will use the tissue to do the smudging since doin it with fingers maight leave prints and stuff

1- draw the sketch for the eye and make sure the end of the eye is the same level as the first , otherwise it might end up lookin like a fish , just like my sister says xD

2- we will start shadowing the skin first , and the light is coming from the left side , i usually use B for this one , then smudge

3- darkening some spots with 2B pencil , depends on how you know where light falls and shadows and stuff , then smudge

4- wel will be doing smudgin in almost each step , and in this one you will draw the final stage of skin , which is the eyelid and the skin under the eye

5- drawing the eyebrow WITHOUT smudgin it , now when you do this step , make sure your hand moves just like when you use a brush to paint , not a brush to brush your teeth :D , and the more the eyebrow's hair goes to the left (end of the eye) the more it's like gets down

6- shadowing the eye now , its like a ball , oval shape and we will shadow it accordin to that , so start again with B and smudge

7- Darkening the places that needs to with 2B and smudge

8- now to the eye itself , the Iris , the REAL work :D , leave the Pupil for now , and do the Iris and smudge

9- darken the places , and draw something that looks like a sun around the Pupil , you will notice it when you look at yor eye closely in the mirror

10- darken it now and add darker lines around it that looks like shadow

11- darken all around the Iris with 4B or more and smudge then finally do the Pupil with the darkest pencil you got :D

12 - now draw lines in the Iris just the way it is in a clock or watch , to make it easier , start by doing one at the top , bottom , left then right and fill in between them , no we will STOP smudging

13- darken in the upper place of the eye , that is the eyelid effect , and smudge

14- now edit the sparkles in the eye by using the thinniest place of your eraser

15- check this out , now ALL of the eyelashes go in the same direction , some to the left , right and straight , depends on the post the eye is in

16 - now fill in between to complete the eye lashes , and darken some hairs in the eyebrow

your eye IS DONE !!
*phew* :iconphewplz:
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RachelRage Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
flydr11 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow this is a wonderful tutorial!
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner May 31, 2014

Surprising technique for the eyelashes, this tutorial looks pretty great and I'll try it sometime if it's not too complicated.
KaziChanMoved Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are an amazing artist!
Orochimarufanforlife Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I allways mess up on the eye lashes /SHOT
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is very nice, it looks a bit too smudged to be super realistic however.
Mr-White-And-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude... What pen or pencil orWHAT did you use to make those eyelashes?????? Eye lashes are to ONLY DAMN PROBLEM I have when I try to draw an eye, and somehow yours are so perfect... ;.;
RaquelSchwarz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
íThank you so much for making this tutorial! ;/u/;
JohannaMasonFashions Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've never seen an eye that has that many lines in it, but really good job otherwise.
AesuithielSilver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks- this was really helpful! :)
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