Here is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawing tutorial for sketching out realistic baby eyes and eyebrow. Baby eyes are much cuter than adult eyes, learn how to draw them here. You can use a normal pencil, graphite drawing pencils, or even use your computer’s drawing tablet. Drawing eyes is not an easy thing to do, that’s why I broke down the tutorial into 17 steps. Hopefully, by seeing how I drew it, you will be able to do so as well. Follow along with the tutorial below.
(1) Graphite pencils are optional but preferred. I got this cheaper set of graphite pencils and I actually like them a lot.
(2) Gray paper is optional. It is much easier to draw a tinted paper when it comes to facial features. Here is a good gray-toned drawing pad.
How to Draw Baby Eyes – Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
Written-Out Step by Step Drawing Instructions
Step 1 – Lightly draw 3 ovals of equal width. These will be erased later on, so draw them lightly.
Step 2 – Draw a line through the center of the ovals on the outside.
Step 3 – Draw a line through the center of them all.
Step 4 – Draw sideways “V” shapes for the inner eyes.
Step 5 – Draw a curved line on the bottom of each eye.
Step 6 – Draw a curved line at the top of each eye.
Step 7 – Draw a curved line for the upper eyelid on both of them.
Step 8 – Draw the inner outline.
Step 9 – Draw a circle iris for both of them. Erase the part of the circle that lands outside the eye.
Step 10 – Draw the left side of the left eye. Draw a circle for each pupil.
Step 11 – Draw a curved line at the bottom of each eye.
Steps 12 + 13 – Draw little lines for the eyebrow hairs.
Step 14 – Draw curved lines for eyelashes. For some of the eyelashes draw “J” shapes that overlap.
Step 15 – Draw a shape for the highlight, it doesn’t have to look like mine.
Step 16 – Draw more lashes between the current lashes and make the current lashes more robust.
Step 17 – Shade the outsides of the eyes. Draw curved lines for the lower lashes.
Step 18 – Draw lines radiating out from the pupil.
Step 19 – Draw more lines radiating out from the pupil. Also, shade the iris a bit more to give it color. Work on the lower lashes a bit, make them thicker at the base.
Step 20 – Shade the upper eyelids. Make the shading darker at the crease and let it gradually gradate out to nothing.
Step 21 – Shade the iris on the outer edges and around the pupil.
Steps 22 – 24 – Use an eraser to add highlights.
Step 25 – Add shading below the eyes.
Step 26 – Add shading all around the eyes.
Step 27 – Lighten the dark outlines of the eyes by tapping them with an eraser. Also, add a bit of shading where the nose will be.