Hey! I have a lot of trouble with drawing eyes :( i struggle with size and shape especially... any tips?
Oh heck, hello haha um honestly I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll try to answer as best I can!
I like to take pictures of my face and practice from my own eyes. here’s one and Here’s another one (this one’s a few years back heck)
those ones i just traced a base line over the pictures and then eyeballed the coloring. That’s really useful for getting shapes and angles down when the head is turned. good for drawing the same eye with different expressions and things.
I’m actually doing one right now for some new practice. this one I didn’t do a base sketch at all, I just started SLAPPIN’ color on there. I’ll post progress pictures once I finish it.
ALTHOUGH IF YOU DO THIS, I WOULD RECOMMEND SWITCHING IT UP A BIT AND USING OTHER PEOPLE EYES TOO. because I have a slight difficulty drawing girls with different eye shapes than my own haha oops
I would also recommend paying attention to lid shape, eyelash length, and the angle of the eyes as well as the basic shape. just little details that will set them apart from other eyes.
learning from real life is always super great
here’s my eyes, compared to my sisters. just showing how related people have similar but different eyes
sometimes starting with a circle helps
the same shaped eye with different lids
for coloring: Eyelids make shadows. eyelashes make shadows. light shows through the iris, depending on the angle.
hope that helped you a bit. mostly just learn from real life for coloring and shape and everything. and then apply it to your style. sorry if this wasn’t that helpful or anything. I’ve been a bit scatterbrained lately as well as busy. I hope i wrote everything i wanted to D: