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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 dA...at 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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NikoPikoo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I really want to know how you did the upmost eye in the middle line. It looks really good.
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KittyConQueso Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for this!! Love 
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good stuff!
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm faving practically all of your tutorials...
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noxera Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
this great tutorial ^_^....
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:iconokumu:
Okumu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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HelenaRoseCross Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so helpful thanks ^-^
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mitablue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student
Thanks for this great tut. The eyes you draw are beautiful.
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biscusgo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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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 :)
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OngakunoNeko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, such a helpful tutorial! Thank you :D
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YeNni99 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
thannkyyouu soo muchh! without this i wouldnt know how to draw any eyes for any angles >< <3
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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?
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KCN2008 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you a lot for your tutorial! Itīs very helpful.

Iīve postet your tutorial on my blog: www.midnight-yume.com

Have a nice day!
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Rozara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial!
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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... :(
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clip120 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Very helpful, thank you for this
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nohara12 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where's the insta fave button? ah there you are. faved!
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MAPLExox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, This helps me a lot thanks ^^
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Elfgutz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
gorgeous art and very helpful Heart Animation
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very helpful and very stunning.:D
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Maikekai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These are really helpful thanks!
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Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*strokes non-existent beard*  Interesting...
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varnalayambabu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
♥*
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lolabunny613 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so fucking cool
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Rin-Egin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any tips on drawing eyelashes?
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SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Verrrry nice :nod: thanks again!
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ImagineEightIt21 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
 o my gosh, these are BEAUTIFUL
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Foreststone Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing :love:
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RainbowRunningKat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the angry eyes looks like Eren Jeager's
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Love the eyes!
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Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ This was extremely helpful for me, who can't draw faces too well... the three people I have uploaded Only have one eye (closed). Very well done, and Much thanks!
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Imaginary--Thoughts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful work in your references ^^
The skulls are just great. They're such a good thing to include in any tutorial about facial features, it's surprising you don't see it more often XD;
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Del-harmonix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial ROCKS! look what i've made! --> [link] i'm really improving from your tutorials
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dreams-have-fallen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! this really helped!
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MShadowy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, handy reference this. Thank you.
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PinoyFretzie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the eyeball part was interesting..thanks, its really helpfu.
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SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for this it is really helpful1
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nay-only Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
great!
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