How to Draw Realistic Eyes with Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons

How to Draw Realistic Eyes with Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons

Being able to draw realistic human eyes looks like it would be near impossible to attain. Well, you would be wrong if you think this. I know that you could draw great, realistic eyes. The following drawing lesson will guide you through drawing realistic eyes in simple to follow steps. Find this guide below.

How to Draw Realistic Eyes with Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorials

How to Draw Realistic Eyes with Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorials

Step 1

Step 1 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Draw 3 circles.

Step 2

Step 2 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Lightly sketch the top lid.

Step 3

Step 3 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now draw the lower lid.

Step 4

Step 4 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now draw a curved line above the top lid.

Step 5

Step 5 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now fix things up a bit and add the tear duct on the left side of the eye.

Step 6

Step 6 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Put some shadow into the tear duct by hatching a few lines. Darken in the pupil (the inner circle) and darken the outline of the circle that surrounds it.

Step 7

Step 7 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now draw lines in the iris (the area around the dark circle (pupil). They are sort of like spirograph lines … like just making twisty lines. Hatch some lines for shadows under the top lid.

Step 8

Step 8 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now draw the lashes as I did above.

Step 9

Step 9 : Drawing Realistic Eyes with Simple Steps

Now use a really good eraser to erase 2 highlights in the pupil / iris. If you did this with marker or pen or paint, then get some white paint and paint in the highlight.

Step 10

Finished Drawing Tutorial for Drawing Realistic Human Eyes

Above is the finished realistic eye drawing. I hope that yours turned out great and that you had a LOT of fun. Thanks for coming here for this tutorial.

If you still need more help in drawing human eyes, then please take a look out our Eye Drawing Tutorials Page … you will find tons of tutorials there to learn more about drawing People’s  eyes.

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58 thoughts on “How to Draw Realistic Eyes with Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons

  1. Omg! I love this website! It contains steps for everything I’ve ever wanted to draw! I am sooooooo glad you posted this how to draw a realistic eye! I used to think eyes were hard to draw! You wouldn’t happen to have how to draw foxes?…………..would you?

  2. Thank you so much!
    A while ago I found this tutorial and loved it. It changed my style and made it so much better! This is the best tutorial around, thank you so much!
    I was so scared because I tried to draw eyes (I haven’t in about 3 months) and it failed so miserably. I have an art exams coming up and I just freaked! Is really helped, thank you so so so much! 😀

  3. Thanks a lot!! I can barely draw and out of all the sites this was the best!! I will recommend it all my drawing friends and ALWAYS use it!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

  4. Wow, this is really great and easy to follow! I did a couple of steps my own way, but it was just because of my drawing style. It is really great! Thanks for teaching this to me xD

    1. I did my own some steps my way too… I feel like the tear duct was a tad bit down too far… So I made it a bit higher up. This taught me how to make SUCH A GOOD EYE!!! Easy to remember too. My old eyes were sooo ugly 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  5. Thank you so much, my mom was an amazing artist and i was really sad cause i lacked n that talent from my parents, and i could never draw the eyes so i just stopped drawing. Now that i saw those and learned how to do them, my drawing are looking amazing and im actually getting really good feedback on them!!!
    Thx so much!!!!!!

  6. Hi!
    (My name is not Missy Anni Bel)

    My drawings came out AB FAB! they look great!
    I have done 2B pencil, woodless charcoal and next I’m doing graphite stick.
    My drawings look amazing!
    I never knew it was so simple…

    Missy Anni Bel

  7. Wow! I’ve tried all my life to draw realistic eyes and finally, thanks to your help, I’ve accomplished it!

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