I would love it if I could get a really good description for black eyes. Or at least some tips on doing it myself. Please and thanks! (Male eyes btw)
(I’m not entirely sure what would differentiate male eyes and female eyes, but I can give you general tips for describing eyes!)
- Use color synonyms or specific shades. Sometimes the standard shade names just get boring! In the case of black, you could use onyx, shadow/shadowy black, charcoal, obsidian, etc.
- Describe the shape. You don’t have to do this, but it’s an option! Large eyes are seen as more youthful, narrow eyes can be more suspicious or sultry, round eyes are innocent, etc. The shape can also denote ethnic background in some cases.
- Similes and symbolism. The biggest thing I personally like to do when describing someone’s eyes is compare them to an animal or something else in nature. For example, describing eyes as owlish will tell that your character has big, wide eyes, but also is wise and timid. A character with cat-like eyes could be suspicious, curious, and intriguing. A character might have “eyes that glittered with like the morning sun, full of vivacity and joy.” So on, and so forth. What you chose to giveaway when you describe physical attributes can always be more than just its face value.