How to Draw a Realistic Eye

How to pencil sketch a realistic human eye!

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How to Draw a Realistic Eye
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Start by drawing a football-like shape. This is the outline of the eye.

Start by drawing a football-like shape. This is the outline of the eye.

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Next, draw the tear duct in the corner. This is an important detail that many people overlook. Shade it in so that it's lighter towards the bottom and darker towards the top, making it look curved.

Next, draw the tear duct in the corner. This is an important detail that many people overlook. Shade it in so that it's lighter towards the bottom and darker towards the top, making it look curved.

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Draw two slightly curved lines for the outline of the iris.

Draw two slightly curved lines for the outline of the iris.

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Draw a circle in the center of the iris, and shade it in. This is the pupil. I recommend using a darker graphite for shading, at least 2B. Next, blend it with your fingers.

Draw a circle in the center of the iris, and shade it in. This is the pupil. I recommend using a darker graphite for shading, at least 2B. Next, blend it with your fingers.

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Additionally, erase a curve in the top right side of the pupil. This is the light shining on the eye.

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Draw around the pupil, making curves. Then, go the opposite way around again. Repeat several times until you get the look you are going for. (See video)

Draw around the pupil, making curves. Then, go the opposite way around again. Repeat several times until you get the look you are going for. (See video)

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Shade around the iris and the pupil, then blend it with your fingers. This gives the eye the appearance of being rounded.

Shade around the iris and the pupil, then blend it with your fingers. This gives the eye the appearance of being rounded.

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Draw small curved lines along the top of the eye for your eyelashes. These should be longer and curled. (See video)

Draw small curved lines along the top of the eye for your eyelashes. These should be longer and curled. (See video)

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Erase a line on the eyelashes, following the curve of them. This gives the appearance of light shining on the eyelashes.

Erase a line on the eyelashes, following the curve of them. This gives the appearance of light shining on the eyelashes.

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Using the same method, draw the lashes on the bottom of the eye. These should be shorter and less curled.

Using the same method, draw the lashes on the bottom of the eye. These should be shorter and less curled.

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Finished product!

Finished product!

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