Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to Draw Eyes - Tutorial

This is a quick little tutorial on how to draw eyes. The eyes shown here are rather cartoonish, but one can always develop these into more realistic-looking eyes. The point of these exercises is to teach drawers how to render the basic shapes, so grab a pencil and have fun!


Figure Drawing and Composition, Richard G. Hatton

The eyeball is located in a socket in the skull. The socket itself is roughly rectangular and slanted slightly down to the outside of the face.
In this drawing A is the upper notch of the eye socket and corresponds to the greatest rise of the eyelid. B is the boney outer top edge of the eye socket and corresponds with the fleshy buldge above the eye. C is the boney outer structure of the eye socket which is relected in the shape of the skin at tht point. D is the lower outer edge of the eye socket. E is the lower lid. F is the smoothest part of the eye socket. H is a nasal bone. I is the lower border. J is the ridge toward the nose. L is the inner side of the upper border is runs over a trochlea or pulley with which one of the muscles of the eye works.

As with the head is is useful to have a knowledge of the skeletal structure.

A simple sketch to indicate eyes.


This sketch is more involved. Grab a pencil and try the sketch above two or three times until you get the hang of it.



Two eyes, one is the mirror image of the other.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows are neither a a straight line nor an arc. Instead draw the eyebrow as a downturn toward the outside of the eye socket.



Eyebrows show expression.

Use the eyes to indicate expression.


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