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 🙂

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How to Shade for Beginners:
Shading Techniques:
How to Draw a Pair of Eyes:
How to Draw Matching Symmetrical Eyes:
How to Draw an Eye from the Side:

– HB + 4B Mechanical Pencil Lead:
– Blending Stump:
– Kneadable Eraser:
– Electric Eraser:
– White Gel Pen:
– SmudgeGuard Glove:
– Soft Tissue Paper:
– 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):
– Ruler

Intro – 0:00
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

Overhead Camcorder for Tutorials (Canon Vixia HF R400):
Overhead Camcorder Mount:
Camera for every other angle (Sony a 5000):
Portrait Lens:
Macro (Closeup) Lens:
Light Bulbs:

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