- Before drawing eyes, I observe photos of eyes so I know how to properly shade it. This is particularly good if (for example) you're trying to draw an Asian eye and you've never been very familiar with them.
- If you want, find reference (this is advisable if you are trying to draw a celebrity. You will need a photo of their eyes).
- Lightly sketch out the outline of an eye. I did mine with a HB pencil, but you can use lighter than that.
- Shade in the pupil with a 6b or darker pencil. I shaded mine with a 5b because I lost my 6b.
- Lightly shade in the iris.
- The iris isn't all just one colour. Add some
darker parts and lighter parts.
- I sometimes add a shadow around the iris. Now, because the eyeball is curved it isn't going to be completely white so you need to add some shadows lightly. Shade in the eyelid.
- Eyelashes are easy to draw. Don't draw them straight, they'll look fake. You need to draw them slightly curved and wispy. And they don't all go in the same direction!
- Draw the bottom eyelashes. Don't make them thick and long because it'll look slightly weird.
- Finally, shade around the eye and you're finished!
This isn't for a realistic eye. This is how I draw eyes.