Good orientation for drawing anime eyes but also for realistic eyes is the sketching of three horizontally arranged squares. The eyes are drawn into the outer squares, while the middle one shows the distance between the eyes. The grid should only be a very faint visible as orientation.
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Step 1 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Eye
So how to draw anime or manga eyes? This is one of those tasks that appears easy from afar, but as you sit down to begin the actual drawing, especially if you are a beginner, it becomes apparent that there is more to drawing the anime eye than meets the eye pun intended. Before discussing how to draw anime eyes, we need to understand the very basic anatomy terms when dealing with the human eye. You only need to know eight 8 anatomy terms of the eye, most, if not all, of which you probably already know. This knowledge in this case is required mainly for purposes of placement and understanding the rest of the article. The 8 basic terms for the anatomy of anime eyes you need to know:. The pupil is actually a hole at the center of the iris. The pupil appears black due to the absorption of light rays as they pass through the pupil and strike the retina. Notably, it is prominently indicated in most anime eye drawings, and stylized into a curved line. It helps situate the anime eye drawing so it is a good idea to take notice of it.
Material to draw anime eyes
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This step by step tutorial explains the specifics of drawing female anime and manga style eyes and provides detailed drawing examples for each step. This tutorial focuses on drawing female anime eyes but there are many other eye drawing tutorials here on AnimeOutline as well. Anime eyes are almost always drawn bigger and wider than real eyes. This is especially so for female characters who often have larger and wider eyes than their male counterparts. One thing that really sets female anime eyes apart from male are more prominent eyelashes longer, thicker, and more of them.