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Semi-realistic + anime Eye Tutorial and References by Qinni Semi-realistic + anime Eye Tutorial and References by Qinni
Reblog on my Tumblr

I've seen a lot of eye tuts on least, what seems like tutorials, but a lot of them are simply either step-by-step or just a bunch of different styles of eyes in different angles. None of them really explain how the eyes look the way it does, why the eyelids casts that shadow on the eyeballs, etc. At least, none that I've seen :)

I hope this gives you guys a more in-depth look to the human eye and the structure surrounding it. This actually took quite a long time, so i hope you guys like it :). Rendering the eyes took a LOT longer than simply sketching them D;.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask :).

here's the step-by-step put into gif so it's easier to see:

here are the skull studies I did back a few years ago:

My other tutorials:

My other works:

I put some anime eyes in the references too, hope you guys don't mind, hahaha.

ps. i put it in traditional art catagory because it's the only one with the subsection "anatomy" in it. I'm not sure why digital art can't teach anatomy either, but you'll have to ask dA about that. xD;;.

PPS: I did this in Painttool SAI
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biscusgo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
pawcanada Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a handy tutorial. I'm not happy with how I'm drawing eyes at the moment and this tutorial looks to be very helpful. Thanks for making it :)
OngakunoNeko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, such a helpful tutorial! Thank you :D
YeNni99 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
thannkyyouu soo muchh! without this i wouldnt know how to draw any eyes for any angles >< <3
SEmcv Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Do you have a certain technique for matching eyebrows with eye shapes or do you just do whatever feels right?
KCN2008 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you a lot for your tutorial! Itīs very helpful.

Iīve postet your tutorial on my blog:

Have a nice day!
Rozara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial!
HugMonster14 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i could do the first few steps but then my head was overheating! :9
Your color grading is awesome. I don't know where I could find a tutorial to teach me that... :(
clip120 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Very helpful, thank you for this
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