In this tutorial You are going to learn how to draw simple Anime eyes, both female and male. Most futures recognized in Anime, are the eyes.
The Anime eyes are big and expressive, and the are always exaggerate to have emotion.
Eyes of Anime are made with few shapes, with no much details. So they are nice and easy to draw.
Before you start, try to decide whether it female or male Anime eyes because they are a bit different.
Now you can draw the iris, lash lines, and pupil, then lastly, shade your drawing, then you are done.
How to Draw Female Anime Eyes
Table of Contents
Draw upper and lower lash lines
You need to draw downward, having a curving line for the upper lash line. At one end, you should add a curved tail (it should be on the end that you are going to draw it, and it going be outer Comer of the eyes), you should go down, with black towards the other side of the end line, then the upper side lash line will be C-shaped.
You should then make the line about one third length of the first curved line you just drew.
Then, use your pencil to Make the upper side lash line bold and thick. To the low side lash line.
At the center, below the first lash line you just drew, draw a short upward curving line.
Note that: the Anime eyes so the female are normally bigger and round than the male Anime eyes.
Sketch an oval between the last lines
Make it bottom and the top of the Oval overlap the lash lines, then the bottom and top are hidden. The width at the wide part of the Oval should be the same as of the lower lash length. It can be the iris of the eye.
Draw a small circle near top of the Oval
You can now put the circle off to one side. Then you will just leave it circle white, to make it look like a light is reflecting of the eye.
You should not bother about which side you can place the circle, but the both eyes should be on the same place if you are drawing the two.
Add a small circle near bottom of the oval on the opposite side
If you may drew the first circle that is near the top left of the oval, then you should draw a small circle that is near bottom right side. The circle should be make half size of the first one you just drew.
After you finish the drawing, the circle is going to look like a light is reflecting around the eyes too.
Make a smaller oval inside the first one then fill it in for the pupil
The oval should be drawn about 1/4th of the size of the iris, and it should be centered in of the first oval you just drew. Then, fill it in all the way by using your pencil.
Before you draw the eyelashes, you should start with the outer corner of the eye, then drew a small upward and curving lines that is coming off, of the upper lash line side.
The Anime eyelashes should be around 1/4th of the upper lash line. You should make each of the line being about 1/5th of length of upper lash line itself. Then you are to thicken it’s lines with the pencil so they look bold like the rest of the upper lash line.
- By adding thick and distinct eyelashes, it will make the eye drawing look more feminine.
- You can add a new eyelashes to the lower lash line if you may like it. If doing so, it should curve down and not up.
Shade your Drawing
By shading the eye, you should first draw a horizontal and downward curving line directly from the left side of the iris to its right side. Be sure the line do not overlap with the both white circles. You should shade the space that is above the line so that it can filled in and still remains lighter than the pupil. In the below line shade in for it to be lighter than the shading above its line.
how to draw simple Anime eyes
Example of Female Anime Eye
- You can do experiment using a coloured pencil if you do like, you can use light and dark shade of same colour, you should now shade above the line with dark shade, then below the line with lighter shade.
- You should try to remember not to shade the white circles.
how to draw simple Anime eyes
Sketching Male Anime Eyes
Sketch the upper and lower lash lines
Now what to do first is to draw horizontal line with a bit curve. Then you can draw a line with a bit upward curve in coming down off one side end of its first line (and the outer Corner of the eye will be at the end) in a forty-five degree angle. You can make it 1/3 of the length of the first line you just drew. Reaching this point, it upper lash line will be having a C-shape, and you can be able to see it outer corner of the eye. By drawing the lower lash line, make the drawing short in a horizontal line with a bit curve being centered under the upper lash line.
- Drawing the male Anime eyes are normally smaller and narrow compare to female Anime eyes. It’s curve on upper and lower lash lines need to be a bit, because the eye should not look too much round.
- The eyes should be drawn 1/8th height within the head and 1/4th of the head, if you might be drawing one.
Draw an oval between the lash line
You need to center the oval and then make the top with the bottom to overlap, and the lash line too, which will make only the part of the oval to be visible. You are going to make the width of the widest side of the oval, to be almost the same as length of the lower lash line.
- This one is going to be the iris.
Adding a small circle near the top of oval
You need to draw the circle on left or right side of the oval, nearing the top. You shouldn’t bother for it to be which side, rather put the circle on the same side, to be in second eye if you may be drawing one. The circle should be around 1/10th size of the iris.
- You have to leave the circle white, for making it looks like the light do reflect off, of the eye.
Making a small circle near the bottom of the oval on the opposite side
For an example, when you drew the first circle on the top right part of the oval, then draw smaller circle on bottom left side. Drawing of the circle should be around 1/2 the of the other first circle. It will make this circle to look like a reflected light after you shade the drawing.
Draw a smaller oval to be inside the first one and fill it in to make the pupil
In the first one you just draw, center the oval inside, and you should make it about 1/4th of the side. Use the pencil to shade it in to make it filled in and dark completely.
- If your oval do overlap with your drawn small circles, make the circles to be in front of the oval. But thought it do depends on how big you draw the circle.
Shading the eye to finish the drawing
By shading the eye, you need to start drawing horizontal line in the left side of the oval to the right. Here, shade everything in the line above, making it same colour as pupil. In below the line shade everything in few shades and making it lighter.
- The small circle you drew should be left white.
how to draw simple Anime eyes
Example of Male Anime Eye
Tip: in male Anime eyes, you don’t need to worry on adding eyelashes, eyelashes can only make an eye to look more feminine.