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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







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