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How to Draw Realistic Eyes

How to Draw Realistic Eyes
Have trouble drawing eyes? Well, you’re probably not alone. Eyes are the first thing that the viewer is drawn to in a portrait. To make sure you create a lasting impression, you need a few techniques to create a sense of realism. A quick rundown on the basics of drawing realistic eyes after the jump! What you’ll need:HB (#2) Pencil, 4B pencilEraserDrawing paperDrawing surface The first step in drawing eyes is to draw the full eyeball itself. After you have your “not-a-perfect-circle” eyeball drawn, draw an oval shape horizontally across the eyeball in the shape of an eyelid opening. Once you have the opening for the eye nailed down, you can erase the lines outside. Now we’re ready for highlights! Almost done now! We’re entering the home stretch!

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