Anime is a drawing style found by the Japanese in their Anime art. They are somewhat unique when compared to natural spies. Anime eyes tend to communicate personality. When anime eyes are drawn, the outer parts of the eyes, eyeballs, eyelids, and eyelashes are depicted. Let's start!
Method 1 of 3: A Big Eye
Step 1. Sketch a long arch, see photo
Then draw another, shorter arch opposite the first. Add a slight downward curving line at the end. This is the basic eye. The upper arch is usually thicker than the lower one. Notice the mini line at the tip of the upper eyelid. This is a characteristic of anime style.
Step 2. Draw a big white circle that your character is facing
Add another small circle in the bottom corner. Usually, the rays at the top are larger than those at the bottom. You can add more white spots if you like.
Step 3. Eyelashes
If the eye is on the left, make the eyelashes point to the right, if on the right, make them point to the left. Eyelashes in anime are thicker and lighter than realistic drawings. You can also add smaller lashes in the lower arch if you like.
Also, draw a thin line slightly above the thick curved line you drew at the beginning. This marks the eye socket and will give more depth to the eye
Step 4. Shade
From top to bottom. Dark to light. In the center of the eye, shadow a darker circle, for the pupil of the eye.
Method 2 of 3: A Woman's Eyes
Step 1. Draw an elegant arch for the eyelashes
Step 2. Draw a partial (unclosed) oval that touches or overlaps the lashes
Step 3. Draw a partial oval in the center of the oval in the second step
This is for the pupil of the eye.
Step 4. Draw two small horizontal ovals – larger on the left than the one on the right
Draw another arch for her eyelashes but smaller than the first, and add another small arch that extends from her eyelashes.
Step 5. Draw another arch for the eyebrows, the right part is thicker
Step 6. Fix it, then trace with a pen, and erase the unnecessary lines
Step 7. Color it like an anime
Method 3 of 3: A Man's Eyes
Step 1. Draw two curves whose left side is thinner
The top arch is also thicker than the bottom one.
Step 2. Draw a semi-circle with a small circle in the middle
Draw a little closer to the far left.
Step 3. Draw curves to emphasize the skin around the eyes
Step 4. Draw an arc of varying thickness – thicker in the middle and thinner at the left end
This is for the eyebrows.
Step 5. Trace with pen and fix
Step 6. Color it to your heart's content
- Don't make too many light spots, the average is only 2, but don't be afraid to add more, even if making 5 light spots is too much. No light spots also helps if you make your character sleepy, feeling lethargic, possessed/hypnotized, and so on.
- Remember, there is not only one way to draw anime eyes. Add your own style, shape size, and so on.
- When drawing the eyes, make sure they are not too big. If they were too big, it could cause all attention to be drawn to his eyes. Plus, it doesn't feel right if his eyes take up too much space on his face.
- All artists have different ways of drawing anime eyes. If this doesn't work for you, don't panic. As you practice drawing eyes, after a while you will know your own drawing style and will get better and better. Also maybe you prefer to draw a different style like realist. But if you really want to draw anime, go ahead.
- The eyes show character, so spend more time on the eyes.
- The more you practice, the better the results.
- Choose the right color. The normal eye is one base color with lots of shadows, and the relative colors are different. (For example, brown eyes with a hint of yellow, or blue eyes with some turquoise.)
- If you're struggling to develop your own style, try combining a few different styles from different references, and tweaking them to your liking.
- Ask other people to see your picture. Different points of view from different people will help find faults.
- These eyes show a happy expression, very energetic, and awake. To make a sleepy one, just woke up, draw his eyes slightly closed and (if you want) draw dark circles in the under eye area.
- Big eyes only for girls. If you want boy eyes, make them thinner and without lashes.
- Make sure his eyes show what emotions he's feeling. For example, if your character is angry, make sure you draw furrowed brows.
- These spies are best for girls only. Draw this spy closer to the bottom or chin to give your anime character a "cute" impression. Drawing his eyes farther or farther away will make him look more boyish or mature and this is perfect for drawing boys/boys.
- Make sure when drawing from 's point of view, the eyes are proportional.
- Don't give too many lashes, if any, especially if it's a boy.