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How to Draw Eyes for Beginners

In this drawing guide, we will tell you how to draw eyes for beginners. This tutorial can be useful if you are drawing a portrait or if you decide to practice your eye drawing skills. In this tutorial, we have used special steps to create the simplest possible sequence for artists who want to learn how to draw eyes.


Step 1

When we draw any object, it is very important for us to know the exact localization of this object on a sheet of paper. Therefore, in this step, we will first draw two intersecting lines. The vertical line is needed to indicate the symmetry of the eyes, and the horizontal line is needed to accurately indicate the boundaries of the eyes.

Step 2

The last step was really important. Therefore, check the actions from the previous step again. If you have no errors, draw two arcs that represent the upper borders of the eyes.

Step 3

Now we can draw the lower borders of the eyes. These boundaries cross the horizontal line from the first step. Use light lines with minimal pencil pressure.

Step 4

So, in the previous steps, we created an approximate silhouette of the eyes. Now we can add small details. In this step, we will draw the inner border of the eyeball using smooth lines that are parallel to the lines from the previous step.

Step 5

You might think this step is very easy because we are only drawing four circles here. In fact, this is a very important step because the nature and direction of the gaze depend on the shape and location of the pupils. Note that the pupils must be positioned above the horizontal line from the first step. You can watch our review of the anatomy of the eye to better understand the steps in this tutorial.

Step 6

Using asymmetrical dashed lines, we will depict the upper eyelid. Also draw in the natural folds of the skin, which look like small light strokes. These strokes are located close to the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

Step 7

It’s time to erase the construction lines that we used in the previous steps. Draw the final lines using stronger, more confident pencil strokes. Your drawing now looks complete and realistic.

To make your skills more comprehensive, try to draw the whole face with eyes and other details. Each time you draw separately the eyes or the whole face, always keep in mind the steps that we have given in this drawing guide. Do not forget that we are always waiting for your comments on our social networks and right below the posts. This helps us a lot in our work.


  1. I tried to draw eyes several times but could never succeed in making tham look good ..but with the help of this tutorial I could draw it in one go :)) thank you for this tutorial.

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