How to Develop Anime Eye Style?
I have gotten asked a lot of the same question here on Drawinghub and it's usually "how do I draw my own anime style?" In order to experiment with your own style, you must first master anatomy. Anatomy is like the foundation of an artist's skill set. Once you've got a good grip with understanding anatomy of eyes, you can then experiment with the way the eye features are drawn. Here, I've sketched a couple of anime eyes from scratch, and these are the most common forms of anime eyes seen in popular anime/manga. The bigger and circular shaped anime eyes are, the more 'innocent' and 'harmless' a character will appear. If you draw them slightly narrow and squint, your character will look more 'sophisticated' and 'complex', sometimes even evil. The eyes that are drawn larger and rectangular in shape like the one to the bottom left side corner, these convey a character that is mysterious or a combination of harmless as well. It all depends on what your character personality is like. Once you've established the type of character you're planning on creating, you can then play with the shapes of eyes. Remember, the more narrow and squinty, the more complicated the character!