We'll start with a football shape. No, not a rugby ball. :-) Make sure the bottom is flatter than the top.
Now, let's add a tear duct in the corner, and some parentheses that don't quite touch. The top is farther apart than the bottom.
Next, we'll put a circle inside that touches the top. Make the widths between the circle and the parentheses even all the way around.
Next, draw a diagonal inside the pupil. Add a curved shape.
Next, shade in all around so the tiny shape starts to look like a crescent.
This will be the light reflection, and give your portrait life.
Next, add spokes as if it were a wheel, radiating from the pupil.
Notice I added some soft scallops to the outer edge of the iris.
Then, add a line for a lid above and below the football, without it touching the eye.
Now, add some eyelashes. They are not all the same length, since they're growing at different rates, and they curve out and up. Usually, you want to start at the outer corner, and let them taper off as you go inward.
The bottom lashes are fewer, and they curve out and down. Only use a few under the iris, and let those be shorter.
Now, let's plan the eyebrow. Go up from the tear duct, and make a nice arch.
So it looks natural, we don't want to color in, but draw the hair in the direction in which it grows.
Usually it lays down as it goes out on the arch.
I added some shading beside the bridge of the nose. Darken your pupil more than I did, OK?
How did you do?
Male eyes are different, so we'll tackle those later.
Practice drawing a natural set of two with the second reversed and about an eye's length between them. You can begin by drawing a line across your paper to get them even, then erase it when you're done. I'll review it next time, also.
What do you think of your work? If you didn't draw it, try it; you may surprise yourself.
Thank you so much for joining me in another drawing lesson!
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Love & Laughter,