Learn how to draw an anime eye, which is rather hard for many artists. Check the specific techniques you need to draw the most perfect anime eyes in this article.
How To Draw An Anime Eye of Female
First, draw the upper and lower lash lines. You can start with the upper lash line by drawing a downward curving line. Be sure to draw a curved tail at the end that is going to be the outer corner of the eye. For the lower lash line, draw a short upward curving line.
Next, you will draw the iris of the eye. Start by creating an outline of an oval between the lash lines. Make sure that the top and bottom lash lines are hidden by making the top and bottom of the oval overlap with them.
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Next, draw a smaller circle inside the oval (off to one side) to make it look like light is reflecting off of the eye. Make sure to place this mini circle on the same side for both eyes. Add an even smaller circle near the bottom of the oval on the opposite side.
Now, draw a smaller oval inside the first one. Draw it toward the center of the bigger oval (in between the smaller circles you drew). Shade this smaller oval all the way in. This will be the pupil.
Time for the eyelashes! Starting at the outer corner of the eye, draw several lines coming off of the upper lash line-make sure they curve upward.
Now you can shade in your drawing. You can start by drawing a horizontal, slightly downward curving line from the center left side of the iris to the right side. Make sure this line does not touch the other two circles you drew, however, it will go through the pupil. Next, shade in the space above the line so it’s filled in-make sure it is still lighter than the pupil you filled in earlier. Then shade below the line lighter than the shading above the line. If you’re nervous about shading, grab another piece of paper and practice.
Drawing Male Anime Eyes
Begin by drawing the top and lower lash lines. Make a horizontal line with a small curvature first. Then, draw a line that has a little upward curve coming down from one end of the first line. The main difference between male and female anime eyes is their size and narrowness. To avoid making the eye appear overly round, the upper and lower lash lines should have only a small bend.
Next, draw an oval between the lash lines and make sure to center it. The top and bottom should overlap with the lash lines. This will serve as the iris portion of the eye.
Draw two smaller circles inside the oval (off to one side) to make it look like light is reflecting off of the eye-similar to what you would do drawing female eyes. Next, create the pupil by drawing a smaller oval inside the first one. Draw it toward the center of the bigger oval (in between the smaller circles you drew) and shade it in all the way.
Lastly, draw a horizontal line from the left side of the oval to the right. Everything above the line should be shaded the same color as the pupil (very different from female anime eyes). Everything below the line should be a few shades lighter.
We hope this article provided you with some helpful tips and tricks. Good luck with your drawing!