ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRAWING A BETTER EYE!
Today, I will be showing you all you need to know about drawing a better eye.
Is there any true artist that has not yet discovered the fascination of the eyes? It symbolizes focus, awareness, visions and is one of, if not the most expressive part of the body.
Moreover, a person doesn’t necessarily have to voice out their emotions before the eyes displays them making these organs very enthralling.
It’s no wander one of my favorite graphite artists, Jono Dry said in one of his YouTube videos that he can never get tired of drawing the eyes.
Not only do these organs communicate, they are also a means of recognition. I noticed that I can identify a person on a face mask just by observing their eyes. Everyone has unique shapes and colors of eyes. It is almost impossible to discover them all.
Although the eyes are very engaging, it is very easy to get frustrated in that you might not get the right shape or the expression you intend displaying on paper with your eye model.
That is why I will be showing you major things to consider when drawing an eye. With this you can express any emotion you wish to when drawing an eye.
Stages Involved In Drawing A Better Eye
- Firstly, draw two over lapping circles. This would serve as the iris and pupil of the eyes .
- Secondly, draw the major shape of the eyes. Do not forget to draw the crease and water line.
- Thirdly, shade the iris. You can leave a white part to represent the reflection of light.
- Then shade the eye lid and under eyes.
- After that, add the eye lashes.
- Shade the skin between the eyebrows and eye crease.
- Finally, add the eye brows and Ta-da! There’s your eye.
In the video attached below, I will be showing you the stages so you can understand them better.
If your intention is to sketch, you can skip adding shades but don’t forget the iris, pupil, eyelids, water line, crease, eye lashes and brows.
As time goes on, I’ll make posts dedicated to capturing different expressions of the eyes when drawing just by taking note of major shapes and applying the right shades.