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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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:iconbdtite1919:
BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks! it's gonna be much helpful.
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XFwuffmomoX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of brushes do you use?
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LeonieXVII Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Very cool, thanks for sharing your knowledge! :)
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
nice
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Snaunty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good tutorial. However I laughed at the skulls cause it looks like they've seen some real shit xD

~Taunty
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the tutorial! I love semi-realistic eyes! :)
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
These are cool!
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AriBlueJ Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial.
Its the first one on eyes and facial structure that made sense to me.
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Freedom-of-my-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is actually a good explanation. I don't know how many people realize that your entire facial structure (not just your eyes but how your entire face looks), is affected by your skull. Very nice ~
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:iconlifeisawonderfulshit:
I feel like my eyes has just witnessed the universe.
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YOSEILY Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:o amazing tutorial 
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aethelar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
This just clicked for me; I've struggled with eyes before, but following this made everything clear! I used your method here; thank you for sharing it n_n
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xNarutoFreakygirl93x Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
can I know please what brushes you use for drawing to make it stands out, like for details ? *_* like the last one on the right side<3
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:iconjazz197:
Jazz197 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
do you use a graphic tablet for drawing
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
awesome!!!
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TheNomzMonster Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thanks a lot for the tutorial! I'll be sure to keep this mind. :)
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aarontwo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Fascinating to think through
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c94410368s Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
That's so cool!and also helpful, thanks!^^
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Tornado-azul Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Coool
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AdventurerClicks Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is very helpful! Thank you. 
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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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:iconnikhero:
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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:iconnoxera:
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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:iconpawcanada:
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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:iconcalypsoeclipse:
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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:iconrin-egin:
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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