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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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animeotaku543 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thank you sm for this!!
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ExudeArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Precious<33333
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PbStarr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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gaby2016 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Oooh this is a nice tutorial
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pinchback Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017   General Artist
Very useful!
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:iconartreall:
artReall Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW TNX!
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:iconmrgalih:
MrGalih Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
i like it
cool
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:iconanspire:
Anspire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello! Thanks for creating such a good tutorial! I am an aspiring artist and YouTuber and your tutorial was featured in one of my videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=17M6gm…

If you like it and are a pay-it-forward type of person, I would appreciate a little help getting the word about my channel out. Anyway, keep up the great work!

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:iconthecoldplayer:
TheColdplayer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student
Thank you! Very helpful!
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daniel-nagy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous, thank you for sharing this!
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qirayama Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial.
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:iconmiriune:
Miriune Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aahh this is very helpful, thank you for posting this! 
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gameyan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
very nice tutoral... thanks for sharing..

GameYan Studio
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navii16 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial. Recently I have been trying to draw more realistic eyes and the set with the eyes looking toward something is super helpful because I can see what the eyelashes are suppose to look like compared to flat.
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Vifdor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much !
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BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks! it's gonna be much helpful.
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Akatai Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of brushes do you use?
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:iconleoniexvii:
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  Hobbyist 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 Digital 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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juke-boxx 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 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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aevrynn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm faving practically all of your tutorials...
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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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Hals93 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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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
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biscusgo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General 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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