Hi, I’m Jay French from jayfrenchstudios.com.
And I’m going to show you how to draw anime eyes. And that’s one of the most prominent
features in anime is of of course the very distinctive eye ’cause they’re usually much
more detailed than everything else. We’re going to get a basic head in here just so
we have a placement. A basic artists’ skeleton. Okay. So now we know what we’re dealing with.
Most prominent feature about anime eyes other than their size and their detail is that the
upper and bottom parts borders on are darkened, much more prominently than the other parts.
The sides are often, when you’re working in color, not aligned at all but merely a differentiation,
just a cut off between the flesh tone of the face and the white of the eye. So if you’re
just doing this in pen and ink or even just in pencil, you’ll go ahead and put a light
line in there, but if you’re doing it in color, that won’t even be a line. You won’t ink that
line. Okay, the irises on anime are often very large, they usually have a very outlined
and again if you’re inking you will actually outline this highlight that’s in the iris.
You may end up with a second one inside the pupil. Then either put some shading or some
color if you’re working in color. Sometimes you will have details on eyelashes, depending
on how detailed of a style you want, that is the basic important thing is just the darkness
on that upper lid. And from an angle they don’t look much different, again remember
that dark top, dark bottom, very faint side edges, always have that highlight, keep consistent
if you have one, if you have two highlights like we have here, we’re going to keep two.
And that’s your basic lesson in how to draw anime eyes.