How to Draw an Eye – Real-Time Demo

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How to Draw an Eye – Real-Time Demo

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Stan Prokopenko
Learn how to draw the eye, step-by-step.
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Mira Cle
Hi everyone, I really appreciated this lesson as well. Here is my first attempt from a picture. I think the shape is not really accurate. Any feedback is welcome.
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John Carter
Hi Mira Cle, this looks fantastic! The only note I would offer is to indicate your darkest values a little stronger to give more contrast, snap an depth to your rendering. Really good - would love to see more! Edit: Having just noticed Ron's comments, I would conure about the general shape of your eye compared to the reference. Your eye could use a little more height in the middle and the upper line could be a bit more curved. Right now the boundary lines look maybe a bit too segmented? Still, very nicely rendered. Cheers!
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Ron Kempke
Nicely rendered but your proportions differ from the model's. Your drawing appears to have been stretched horizontally. If portraiture is your ultimate goal, learning to see and reproduce correct proportions is essential.
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judh
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Your drawing is excellent; you did well in your lay in and shading. If I may suggest, I think the eyebrow needs to be a little darker. Best regards to you.
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Cristina Kaiden
I love eyes so it was fun to learn how to draw them; I did 4. I am attaching a ref pic of the last one because it is looking extremely towards the right and the pupil is in a counterintuitive position. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Cristina Kaiden, nice drawings! In the top right study, it feels like the eyeball is a flattened egg shape, and the iris feels a little small For me it helps a lot to lightly indicate the circle for the eyeball in the beginning. That way I can make sure that it's the right shape and the iris the right size. I hope this was helpful :)
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Yuhan Cui
Eye. Any feedback or suggestions? Thanks!
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John Harper
Good job... In all a very good attempt.
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squeen
Very nice! Remember to shade the eyeball like a ball.
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Warren Bonett
Some eyes. Just doing a single page of each of the features to start with. I use a .5 mechanical pencils 2B. I’ll start using the conte pencils to run through the whole course on a second run. Reasonably happy with the the eyes though I find I have to be quite loose with my interpretation of the form in the tutorial. Such a huge variety of shapes. Deeply wishing I could be better faster! But having fun along the way.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Warren Bonett, Nice work! I'll try to look for things to help you further: Some of these appear a little flat. I haven't seen the reference photos but I think showing more of the thickness of the eyelids would help with that. I also find it helpful to start my drawings by indicating the sphere of the eyeball. Wrapping the eyelids around it correctly, like the equator line on a globe can give more depth and being aware of the spherical form helps a lot in shading; the eye is basically shaded like a sphere. I attached some images from a critique I did to another student, Tobias Höglund, whom I gave similar advice. I hope this was helpful :)
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Victor Valverde
Why yes, I do hate shading. How could you tell?
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Bradwynn Jones
these are good though! I especially like that glassy eyeball goodness in the bottom right! Great one!
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Christoph Krampitz
My first attempt.
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Marco Sordi
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Hi everyone. Here part of my daily assignment. Thanks for any comment or feedback. Have a good day.
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Bradwynn Jones
Good job on locking the eyes on the same plane. The bottom of the eyes are lined up great but check the top eye lids also and see if they are on the same plane. Looks like the far side eye is bigger than the eye that is closest to us. I dig that nose by the way. Great job
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Erin Quick-Laughlin
Originally posted to FB group. Feedback requested.
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Erin Quick-Laughlin
Self critique woman's eye: iris to large, too wide. Proportions in general need measuring to reduce "stretch"
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