Resist the urge to draw a circle for an eye and call it a day. Instead, follow our step-by-step guide, print the free printable and elevate your drawings to the next level.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary materials on hand. You’ll need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils (HB, 2B, 4B)
  • Eraser
  • Marker (optional)

Step 2: Start with the Outline

Begin by lightly sketching the basic top and bottom outline of the eye using a pencil. Focus on capturing the almond like shape, paying attention to the curve.

Step 3: Add the Iris and Pupil

Next, draw a circle within the outline for the iris, the coloured part of the eye. Inside the iris, draw a smaller circle for the pupil.

Step 4: Define the Eyelids

Sketch the upper eyelid which should follow the direction of the upper eye outline but with a slightly increased curve.

Step 5: Eyelashes and details

Don’t forget to include the eyelashes, paying attention to their length and direction. The bottom lashes tend to start further to the edge. Add another smaller circle in the top corner of the pupil to add a little shine effect.

Step 6: Refine and Adjust

Take your time to refine the details and make any necessary adjustments. Use a darker pencil or marker to go over the lines again to make it sharper. Use an eraser to clean up any stray markings.

Tips for Drawing Eyes:

  • Understanding the structure of the eye will help you create a more realistic drawing.
  • Look at photos of eyes for inspiration and guidance.
  • Begin with light, loose sketches to establish the basic shapes and proportions.
  • Drawing eyes takes practice, so set aside time to practice regularly.
  • Try different drawing techniques to achieve different effects and textures in your drawings.

Drawing realistic eyes is a skill that requires patience, practice, and attention to detail. By following our step-by-step guide and implementing our tips, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of drawing eyes.