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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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PinkiePiee1000 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Really Good Tutorial :) Cutie Thumbs Up 

i always mess up on eyes.
Wheeliefan101 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful first eye but how do you stop the second eye from looking like a 3rd grader got a hold of a pencil?
Little-Danny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work ! 
Demigod-Art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
very nice!
lezymadafuka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Thanks! That's amazing!
JasminBl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
That wonderful! Thank you, you have no idea how much this helps me.
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.
AshenLights Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks- this was really helpful! :)
penguin2116 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
I love this! I'm gonna do this tomorrow since I'm too lazy now!
SkriBlerLenZ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! Thanks for the tut :)
faradeyka Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
thank you for this tutorial, it's very helpful. I made my drawing, it's [link] here :)
MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Looks at this while she actually has to do her homework*
deni222 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks, this helped me a lot
StormyCreations Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)
Icicle1penguin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! Thanks! Eyelashes seems to be the most difficult thing for me. Eh...practice. :la:
TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Very cool and thorough tutorial ^^*
Leira15 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconwoahplz:That's so cool!
LeoCelestino Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful tutorial! I tried it, and it really helps!
lekiscool Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Excellent tutorial I didn't even need to read the explanation.
TotalyAnimated Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheshireeneko Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!! awesome. you are a professional artist.
MeymeyBlomma Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omiigoooosh!!!! AWSOME!!!
Simiko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hope it helped :D
MeymeyBlomma Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are wolcome, it really did :dummy:
Simiko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
glad to know :D
RabinMiguel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
fuckin awesome man! wow, now that I think about it: eyes are kinda scary xD
Simiko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe thanks alot xD
TheIceCat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you very much for this, I really was looking for this cause I want to learn to draw realistic draws too!! :la:
Simiko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe hope i helped
i'd be glad if i helped xD
and thank you
TheIceCat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Yeah, it helped me a lot. Now thanx to this I manage to passed my drawing exam. I had a problem on making the eyes to big like in manga.
Sucknap Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Beautiful Draw, Keep doing the Great Work :DDDDD and ... I was wondering, Do you know how to Draw wolves?, I mean REAL Wolves ...?
Simiko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks alot
and ummmmm , well i never tried xD
Sucknap Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
xD Wao, Well I guess your draws will be impresive anyways xD Thanks for reply :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD and keep the AWESOME work going *3*
star-vader Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow ur very clever i have trouble with drawing the shading for the face but eyes where my major problems
Simiko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
awwww thanks alot for that
hope i helped ! :)
star-vader Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconla-plz: ur welcome and it did ^^
Simiko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh great
star-vader Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lowendgenerator Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Great tutorial, even without reading the description, I followed along easily. Thank you.
Simiko Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh really :D ?
thats so great to hear !
it's totally my pleasure to help
and sure i wanna see how you did the eye :D
lowendgenerator Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
The images I uploaded are in my profile SOMEWHERE lol. I found the eye in my scrapbook section. I'm having issues with deviantart!
Simiko Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehehehe damn xD
i dont understand too how they go directly to scrapbook xD
i'll go see it now :D
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