How to Draw Hyper Realistic Eyes | Step by Step

Follow my simple, detailed steps to draw a realistic eye in pencil. My method is aimed to help even the most complete beginner draw something they once thought was impossible. If you get stuck on the shading part, please refer to my shading tutorials below. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

HELPFUL LINKS

How to Shade for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WR-FyUQc6I
Shading Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGx4sypoPjY

TOOLS

HB + 4B Pentel Lead: https://amzn.to/2QK39md
Ruler
Blending Stump: https://amzn.to/2QHLUSu
Prismacolor Kneadable Eraser: https://amzn.to/2IRrYtR
Electric Eraser: https://amzn.to/2C9lyF6
White Gel Pen: https://amzn.to/2ROaL8S
SmudgeGuard: https://amzn.to/2C7Sq14
Soft Tissue (Scotties)
Canson Drawing Paper (If you want smooth drawings, look for paper labelled as “fine tooth” or smooth, but make sure it’s thick so you can work it): https://amzn.to/2A5saTx

SKIP TO…

Tools: 0:20
Step 1 – Circle: 0:51
Step 2 – Eye Angle: 1:23
Step 3 – Eye Shape: 1:50
Step 4 – Eye Crease: 3:13
Step 5 – Iris: 4:32
Step 6 – Highlight: 5:42
Step 7 – Pupil: 6:48
Step 8 – Iris Detail: 8:35
– Cast Shadow 10:16
Step 9 – Shade Eye: 18:09
– Cast Shadow: 20:46
Step 10 – Skin Details: 21:57
Step 11 – Shade Skin: 22:43
Step 12 – Blending: 28:08
Step 13 – Touch-ups: 29:19
Step 14 – Eyelashes: 30:50
– Shadows: 39:04
– Reflection: 42:25
Step 15 – Make it POP: 43:24
– Darken: 43:56
– Lighten: 47:13
Step 16 – Touch-Ups: 48:23

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