Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-11 Girl)

Probably by now you have learned a lot drawing a portrait from a photograph and today in this post I will show you how to draw a girl’s eye step by step in pencil and charcoal. This is also a continuation of my PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL where I am showing a portrait tutorial renderings from start to finish.

You will learn the tricks drawing a beautiful female eye. You will also discover how to draw the woman’s face by following regularly this portrait case study. Learn by watching the video below. Find out the rest of the other videos here.

Watch this to learn how to draw a female eye. Video created by Jude Maceren


Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-10 Girl)

This is the continuation of my PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL where I showed some charcoal portrait drawing tips. This is great for beginners because you will see the basic on how I started working on this up to this stage.

Observe very well how I draw the eyes and applied shadings using pencil and charcoal powder in dry brush. It’s very important to know the anatomy of the eye and eyebrows so that you will know exactly where to apply the light and shadows.

I invite you to view the rest of the video tutorials of this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL and learn the steps on how I created this from the beginning up to this stage.


how to draw an eye studyPortrait Case Study-1 (Step-9 Girl)

I will continue the renderings on how to draw eyes and eyebrows of a human face step by step. I already did a lot of renderings especially when you saw me working on the eye and eyebrows on my earlier video series of this portrait case study. I’m almost finish with the eyes and did the eyebrow arch and now I will continue more on adding shades on this.

It is important to watch this video if you are serious about learning how to draw portrait. In this video, I demonstrated in detail on how to render realistic eyes and eyebrows. Please feel free to write your questions and comments below.

To follow how I did this from the beginning, I invite you to check these other videos which are part of this portrait case study. Click these links below and start learning!
Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl, Step-7 Girl

Watch this video and learn how to shade the eyes and eyebrows, Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-9 Girl). Video created by Jude Maceren


Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-8 Girl)

Drawing the face is my favorite and it is easy to do. Now I will continue to work on how to draw eyes step by step in charcoal and pencil. This lesson is good for beginners because I documented my procedures from the beginning I sketch it up to its final stage.

This is also an excellent reference source for professionals who want to improve or get some new ideas of style for their portrait projects. If you have not seen my previous video tutorials yet for this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL I invite you to check them out below so that you won’t miss any tutorial on how I created it step by step.

Please watch the Youtube video tutorials below and start learning! Click these links below. Enjoy!
Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl, Step-7 Girl

Learn the steps to drawing an eye in this video tutorial, Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-8 Girl) Video created by Jude Maceren


Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-7 Girl)

One of the most challenging part to learn drawing the human face is how to draw an eye. In this Portrait Case Study -1 Girl, you will learn how to draw and shade realistic eyes and you will also learn how to draw eyebrows.

In the early stages of this series you have learned how to draw an eyeball step by step by drawing a female eye. I invite you to pay attention in this Youtube video tutorial below to grab new lessons in drawing charcoal and pencil portrait. If you can get a piece of paper and follow how I draw the eye that would be a great idea so that you will learn fast.

Remember practice makes perfect! So practice very often on what you have learned in this post. So that you will not miss my video tutorials in this case study, I invite you to visit these links below and start learning from the beginning:
Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl

Video tutorial on how to draw an eye in drawing the face from a photo a Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-7 Girl) Video created by Jude Maceren


One of the most difficult part to draw the face is how to draw eyes step by step.  When I was just learning how to draw people drawing the eyes is the most challenging for me.  For those of you who are just beginning to learn how to draw this post will be helpful for you.  If you don’t have the courage to draw or not sure if you have the talent, I encourage you to read my previous post here which will help you discover your artist within.

Below after this image are my simple step by step procedures on how to draw the eyes.  I created rough sketches of this tutorial to show you very quickly simple tricks on how to do this. You will also find as you scroll down a detailed tutorial video which you can follow to render this correctly.  I want you to pay more attention on the reflection of the eyes.  I always add this white dot in the pupil when I draw the eyes because this adds life and realistic effect to it.  Check out this beautiful work by Esteljf on DiviantArt.  Look at the way she beautifully draw the eyes.  Art by Esteljf on DiviantArt http://esteljf.deviantart.com

Beautifully rendered pencil art of a face. Observe the way the eyes was drawn. Check out this beautiful pencil art, Half of you_Christina Aguilera by Josi Fabri, Esteljf on DiviantArt

how to draw eyes tutorial

This is the final pencil art. Check below the step by step drawings

I created this simple step by step procedure below on how to draw eyes to help you start creating it easily.  Observe how I did it and learn from it.

I also found another great artist that teaches how to draw the eyes beautifully.  He wrote an e-book which you can get it right away online.  Click Here!

I also encourage you to write your comments and questions below if there is something that you want to learn or expound more about this topic.  Let’s help each other learn how to draw!

How To Draw Eyes

1)  The most important thing to consider learning before you even attempt to draw the eyes is to know the anatomy of the eyes.  Learning the structure of the muscles around the eyes and the bones that hold it will help you draw the eyes correctly.

2)  Start sketching the eyes by following its anatomical structure outlining in pencil the shape of the eyes, pupil, eyelashes and eyebrows.

3)  The shapes and forms learned from the anatomy will help us know how the light and shadows fall around the eyes.  This is the technique to draw the eyes that will look natural and realistic.

4)  Find out where is your light source so you can render the shadows around the eyes correctly.  Start rendering it using pencil and be aware of its light source so you can easily spot where the shadows will be.

5)  The final and most important part to render which will make the eyes look real is to add the highlight and reflection within it.  Usually it is a tiny white dot that is rendered in the pupil.

Observe and follow how I draw the eyes step by step and if you do it correctly you will find yourself rendering it very easy.  Have you ever tried drawing the eyes or are you still learning on how to do it correctly?

I will be happy to hear your comments by clicking the comment link on the upper right side corner of this post or start writing it below.  I wish you the best in learning how to draw eyes step by step!

how to draw eyes

Base on the anatomy draw the eyes using a pencil

how to draw eyes step by step with pencil

Start rendering it by applying the light and shadows

how to draw eyes step by step for beginners

Continue rendering by being conscious on the light source

how to draw eyes step by step

Leave a white dot inside the pupil for the reflection

Video created by markcrilley

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