Learn how to draw anime eyes with this elementary step-by-step drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Hi all! Today, we will tell you how to draw anime eyes. They differ markedly from other cartoon animations in their distinct style. Anime and manga animators are trying to convey the character of the characters using the image of the eyes. It is believed that with the help of huge eyes, the authors give their characters kindness, openness, and friendliness. If we accept this as true, it is not surprising that, for example, children and pets have such eye-catching eyes—they have nothing to hide, they are kind and honest to the outside world. But the villains in the anime, on the contrary, most often have an unfriendly squinted look.
Looking into the eyes of this or that hero, we can understand what he feels, how he relates to the surrounding characters. It should also be noted that voluminous eyes in anime give extraordinary beauty to the characters. Drawing anime eyes is a simple and interesting activity. Let’s start!
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How to Draw Anime Eyes
Start by drawing the center circles for the eyes.
- The contour of the pupil.
Now draw the outline of the pupil as shown.
- Add eyelashes.
Draw the base shape of the lashes as shown. Draw small circles at the bottom of the pupils, which are indicated as a reflection of light in anime eyes.
- Add details.
Detail the eyelashes by adding pointed tips. Also detail the pupils by drawing lines, as in the example from the step.
- Draw the eyelids.
Using curved lines as in the example, draw the upper eyelid and lower part of the eyelashes.
- Add eyebrows.
At the end of sketching all the details of the anime eyes, you need to draw the eyebrows. Eyebrows are drawn with curved lines. On the one hand, the eyebrow should be pointed, and on the other rounded. Follow the example from the step so that you get it right. Also, as an extra detail, you can sketch a small triangular anime nose.
- Color your artwork.