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My whole life I have been involved in art. In middle school is when I first started drawing portraits and faces. I fell in love with it. In high school I learned how to draw even better and developed my skills using colored pencil. Drawing eyes with colored pencil is pretty easy, you just need to know the basics. Layering is the key to drawing a realistic eye.
The most important part of drawing an eye with colored pencil (and making it look real) is using the right type of colored pencils. The absolute best, in my opinion, are Prismacolor.These colored pencils blend so unbelievably well. I have used pretty much every brand imaginable and keep coming back to these high quality pencils. They can get expensive but the set I own were only about $14. Prismacolor colored pencils for $14 come with the main colors.My set of pencils is in the first photo in the collage. Enough about these great colored pencils though, let’s move onto how to draw a realistic eye like a pro.
- First, draw the outline of an eye. (the second picture on the collage)
- Then you are going to draw two small squares and a rectangle in the upper left corner of the cornea with a light blue pencil (or whatever color you want). Draw a small circle a little bit above the middle of the cornea, this will be your pupil. You can start adding lines in the cornea with the light blue pencil as well. (3rd picture in collage)
- Next, add a few dark blue lines and V’s in the cornea. (4th picture)
- You then can outline the cornea with the dark blue colored pencil. Be sure not the make it an obvious line, make it zigzagged a bit so it appears blended. Also, add more blue lines and fill in the V’s with a light blue. (5th picture)
- The next step is to add some green lines randomly to give the eye more color. Fill in the pupil black and leave two small circles white. (6th picture)
- Outline the cornea with some black very lightly. Use a white colored pencil and go over all of the colors to make them blended. This part is my favorite, it really makes a difference and makes the eye look even more real. Draw a black curved line on top of the cornea like in the picture. (7th picture)
- Fill in the curved line with black and go over the top of the eye to make the line thicker. You can add some more color in the cornea if you want, but remember to go over it with white again. (8th picture)
And there you go! An eye that will make your friend’s think your a pro. Of course you need to add lashes, but the hardest part is the cornea and pupil and you’ve got that covered! You can also change the colors to make different colored eyes. You can make brown, green, hazel, pink, purple, and bright red eyes. Or whatever color combinations you can come up with.
What color eye would you draw?