How to Draw Different Eye Shapes | UNIQUE

This tutorial guides you through the intricate steps of designing a realistic eye from scratch. I’m using the Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, but you can also do it in pencil as well.

Once you get the hang of it, try drawing eyes without using any construction lines at all!


How to draw + shade hyper realistic eyes:
How to draw a pair of eyes:
How to draw an eye form the side:

Wacom Cintiq Pro 16:
Photoshop Brush:

Intro – 0:00
Getting started (setup) – 0:42
Draw circles – 1:11
Draw straight lines – 1:36
Almond eye – 3:46
Getting the iris to look straight ahead – 7:45
Upturned eye – 8:22
Alternate measuring technique – 10:47
Hooded eye – 11:48
Pupil – 16:03

A look and comparison of the first 3 eyes (zoomed out) – 16:29

Monolid eye – 17:11
Iris positioning – 19:11
Downturned eye – 20:38
Round eye – 23:12

A look and comparison of all 6 eyes (emotions) – 25:46

Drawing a crease that doesn’t follow the top eyelid shape – 26:51
Slideshow (morphing eyes) – 27:08
Shading glimpse – 27:29
Reader submitted art – 28:00


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