Helpful Tips for Drawing the Eyes

How to draw the eyes from 3/4, front, and side views. This is a compilation of all the most useful tips for drawing eyes. You’ll learn a bit about the eye-socket and structure that the eyeball sits within, as will as important things to remember about the eye lids, iris, pupil, as well as placement in relation to each other and the nose.

For a basic outline of the drawing the eye from each view, you can check out the step by step instructions and example drawings below. But make sure to watch the video above for more detailed info!


How to Draw the Eye from 3/4 View

Step 1: Draw the basic structure of the head area surrounding the eye.

Step 2: Draw the eye-socket and eyeball.

Step 3: Draw the “eye-donut” around the eye.

Step 4: Draw the eye lids.

Step 5: Shade the eye area and draw in the eyebrows.


How to Draw the Eye from Side (Profile) View

Step 1: Draw the eye socket.

Step 2: Draw the eyeball and then add the lids over it.

Step 3: Shade and draw in details as desired.


How to Draw the Eyes from Front View

Step 1: Draw the basic structure of the head area that surrounds the eye.

Step 2: Draw the eye-socket, eyeball, and “eye-donut”.

Step 3: Draw the eye lids.

Step 4: Draw in the eyebrows.


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