How to Draw Female Anime Eyes

Artist: Dawn / February 1, 2012
How to Draw Female Anime Eyes

Step 1.


To create a cute and bubbly looking eye you will need to add soft shading and some form of light source to add detailing and definition. Remember to include the typical slanted curve lines to shape out the anime eye. This is a traditional technique w   

Step 2.


In order to shape out a sexy female anime eye the flow line should be as you desire. If you want a more seductive sinister eye, lower the top lid and add contouring lines. The pupil of a sexy eye is mainly dilated to form the illusion of seductivenes   

Step 3.


Seductive Eyes| As explained above, this is a simple demonstration on how the seductive and 'tired' an eye can get for female characters. 1) The normal and awakened eye, would be great for any type of character (or a mix to be unique); this eye is eq   

Step 4.


Eyelash Tips| Now, lots of folks tend to draw the lashes for a female eye flat and too straight. I'd like to spice mine up with a bit of realistic measures, by creating and 'outward flow' which curves deliberately at the tips. REFERENCE real eyes and   

Step 5.


Shadow Breakdown| Here's my basic breakdown on how I shade and highlight anime eyes. I start off with the simplest upper lid which dictates my next move wisely. I go ahead and add the inner iris and lower lid to add depth. Then, coloring around a pre   

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Referencing and Diversity| It's best to reference various anime eyes and artist styles in order to evolve your own. Every budding artist (from music to film making) gets inspired by a style before morphing their own. It's inspiration that drives an a   

Step 7.


Let us begin the drawing process. You will fist begin by drawing the lines for the lids of each female anime eye design or style. You can choose to draw all of them, or just the ones you want to use on your female characters.

Step 8.


Here you will begin drawing out the actual shapes of the pupils, and iris'. Some of the eyes have bottom lid lines and lashes and others don't. Draw in the highlight shapes for each eye like so, and then move along to step nine.

Step 9.


Color in the pupils on the three female style anime eyes like you see here and be sure to take your time so they come out right.

Step 10.


For the other eyes color in the pupils using the lighter shading technique. Add some more detailing to all of the eyes on the white of the eye like so, and move along when you feel that you are happy with your results.

Step 11.


There's two ways you can sketch the surrounding iris, strategically. 1) is the basic hatching which is most common for quick sketchers. I use this quite often before I color or shade in advanced detail. 2) is crosshatching which is used often during    

Step 12.


For the last drawing step, simply add the lashes, and crease or fold lines on the eyes. Once you feel that your eyes have enough texture, detailing and definition, you can begin cleaning up your work.

Step 13.


When all is said and done your drawing should come out looking like the one you see here. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did making it. Boy did I miss drawing anime.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 1, 2012
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Description: Okay guys, here is the lesson you guys have been asking me for since forever. I know I have so many different anime drawing lessons, but since there is a ton of people that come to Dragoart that love anime and manga still, I wanted to wet your whistle by finally showing you "how to draw female anime eyes", step by step. This tutorial is gender specific which means it explains and shows you the specifics to drawing eyes for female anime characters. I didn’t want to chince out on this lesson because there is still plenty of folks that have trouble with getting the many shapes of female eyes drawn right when it comes to creating a new figure in either anime or manga form. There is a bunch of tips and tricks that should make this learning experience even more exciting and funtastic. Well I don’t know what else I can say except have fun and be sure to rate, comment and fav this lesson and all the other ones you love. I will be back with another exciting tut that will definitely put a smile on your face.