How To Draw Eyes
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How To Draw Eyes: A Step By Step Guide

If you’re interested in learning how to draw eyes, we can help! We asked a professional illustrator to create this simple, step-by-step guide specifically designed to instruct you on how to make the perfect eye drawing.

1. First off, let’s look at a pair of actual, realistic eyes. Be sure to examine the shape and different parts closely.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

2. Start off with a circle.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

3. Then, add two smaller circles on the inside of the big circle (one on the left and one on the right), forming something that looks sort of like a Venn diagram.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

4. Draw some arching lines on the top and bottom of your cluster of circles.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

5. Now, get rid of those circles.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

6. Draw two more curved lines inside your first curved lines. These should be slightly askew to the bottom corner.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

7. Close those interior lines and don’t forget there will be a tear duct so make sure you draw that nice U-shape on one side.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

8. Complete that tear duct. You never know when you’re going to need a good cry!

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

9. Now, draw that beautiful iris (the part of the eye that has all the color).

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

10. Next up is the pupil. A small circle inside your iris.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

11. After this is completed, we’re going to go straight to the eyelashes, but first let’s look at some eyes again and really observe what’s going on there (eyelash-wise). The hairs are swooping up from the lids in all different directions. And if you look closely, each individual hair is gathered into small clusters around the eye.

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12. Moving forward, let’s draw that first graceful and swooping eyelash.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

13. Sparse out some individual hairs around the eye. This helps to set up the framework and general angle of your eyelashes.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

14. Work on making those eyelash clusters one by one.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

15. And BAM! As soon as you know it, you’re done with those eyelashes at the top of your eye.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

16. Now on to those bottom lashes. There’s little to fear here as the bottom lashes are shorter and there’s less of them. So lay in that bottom lash framework.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

17. Complete that cluster formation. Damn, this eye is legit!

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

18. But you’re not out of the woods yet. Next up is your eyebrow. Draw in the shape of your eyebrow.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

19. Draw in the individual hairs if you’d like!

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

20. Next, erase that “shape” you drew as a guide for yourself.

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

21. If you don’t want your human to be a cyclops, I suggest repeating steps 1-18 to draw that second eye. Or if you’re lazy like me, just go ahead and clone that motherf****er!

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes

22. Last, but certainly not least, color it in. Hey, those are some nice looking peepers!

How To Draw Eyes
How To Draw Eyes