How To Draw Eyes With A Pencil
How To Draw Eyes With A Pencil
Eyes speak more than your lips can do, and they are, of course, the most valuable assets defining your looks. Hence, it is important to draw perfect eyes while drawing a portrait of a person. VideoJug will help you learn how to draw those beautiful, perfect eyes.
To begin the drawing, you pick a sharp pencil. Let's start with a 2H. So, relatively hard pencil to have some kind of definition, and we'll be sketching the outline of the eye.
Now, remember, as you draw, the outline should be as faint as possible, like almost invisible, because you have to make corrections. So, let us start very, very, very lightly. If you hold your pencil up to top, it is true that you lose precision but you gain in lightness.
So, it is a different set of values. Precision, you can always add it later. If you do come across some part of your drawing that is turning to dark, and it is a small detail that you cannot possibly hold the pencil higher up because you would lose the accuracy - in that case, shift pencils and pick a harder one.
You could do it with 3H, 4H, 5H. Just carry it on. I have seen a 12H one.
Never use it though! Although, although this shape gets larger or smaller depending on the light conditions and depending on how you feel. But in most size, this shape tends to be less than a third of the total size of the circle. So, the pupil cannot be too large.
Now, it is time to start with some other reflections. Remember that your hands will naturally draw sad curves. So, you are at your best when you actually draw in this way.
If you need to draw a happy curve, go around your drawing and draw it from the other side, or rotate the paper. For the sake of this video, I will not do any shifts on the paper, but as you draw, let us try to make some of these lines crisper, and by crisper, I mean continuous. So, let us start avoiding those tiny little broken lines that happen as you draw.
They naturally happen. And, it is time to start connecting them. So, they become one single outline.
Hence, as soon as you build that line, it is important to shade right next to it to prevent a very, very strong and artificial outlining effect. And, as you draw, and to achieve that glimmer in the eye, you need contrast. The whites inside the eye will only stand out if it visually contrasts with the rest of the eye.
So, nothing else in the eye can be white except the spots of maximum brilliance. Now, let us start with some of the eyelashes. They are quite faint.
Blonde Baby! Hence, it is important that you draw the eyelash, don't make them either too long or too short. They must have the right size. So, please look attentively.
They also tend to be somehow a little bit thicker towards the bottom where the hair is growing and finally, towards the tip. You should hold your pencil almost all the way down for maximum precision. So, the opposite of the previous technique of holding it high up for maximum lightness, and here we want crisp lines and do not overdo it.
They are not black and they are not too many either. And finally, with a much softer pencil, I have picked a 6B this time. We can use it for maximum black intensity.
Hold it all the way down to have crispness. It must be sharp. A sharp pencil.
And you can make the black darker. Somehow, it just needs to add curve a little bit there in order not to feel odd. And that is how you draw eyes with a pencil. .