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How to draw realistic eyes

Someone asked about eyes. Rather than try to explain with words, I decided to put up a step by step of my process. I'm sure there are other ways to go about this, but this is my method in 10 quick steps. Questions welcome.

Remember: Don't press too hard if you're using traditional media (pencils). Rather work VERY lightly at first and only go on to darken your lines when you are absolutely satisfied. You can always darken the lines as you go, but erasing isn't always easy, especially around smaller detail areas like eyes, noses and mouths.

As always: Practice makes perfect! 😉


Female face tutorial

Male face tutorial

Nose tutorial







pencildrawing of face with hair

Admin note: I found a cool online course called Pencil Drawing Made Easy that specializes in taking beginners and teaching them how to draw in a realistic style. The course itself is online video, so you can access it from anywhere in the world. I will do a full review of the course soon, but for now I just want you to know that I think it's definitely worth checking out, and you're sure to get better at drawing if you follow the lessons. I'm already learning a lot from it! The course teaches you how to draw ANYTHING realistically in pencil - from onions to hands to hyper realistic portraits. The teacher explains everything really well, so you'll understand exactly what you're doing and why. Click here to check it out!


About The Author:
BarakiEl's favourite things to do include creating digital art, listening to music, playing computer games and spending time with her husband. She works from home as a freelance desktop publisher, colourist and illustrator.
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Posted in: Art by on June 1, 2011 @ 11:59 pm