How to Draw Manga - Drawing Female Eyes
When drawing female eyes you need to realize the differences between
a male's eyes and a female's. When drawing a female's eyes, consider the
fact that female's eyes are usually drawn larger and rounder than a
male's eyes. Females have a sense of innocence hence the reason they are
larger. Female eyes also have more of a shine to them, whereas a male's
eyes have a duller look to them. What you have to consider when drawing
a female's eyes is the size of the eye itself, the iris, the eyelashes
and the eyebrows.
To begin drawing the eye, draw the shape of a female eye. You can use a
rounder shape or give the eyes a cat-like shape for darker eyes that are
given to villains. For female eyes, draw wider and bigger ovals for the
iris. Everyone does the pupils different, so go by what you think looks
good, but keep lighting in mind because female eyes tend to sparkle more
than male eyes. After finishing the eye itself and adding color to it,
you can draw the eyelids and construct the muscles around the eyes.
Eyelids are important when giving the eye depth and making it look more
detailed. When drawing the eyelids, you also need to tend to the
eyelashes. Female eyes tend to have long, thick eyelashes to show
femininity. Finally the eye needs eyebrows to finish off the eyes. The
eyebrows are also important for showing emotion. Raised eyebrows show
surprise, eyebrows that are angled downward show anger, and when one
eyebrow is cocked, that would show signs of confusion. Females should
have thinner lashes whereas males have thicker, bushier lashes. Now you
have finished your eye and you can add eye make-up and even eye jewelry.
Eyes are a big part of an artist's drawing and can say anything and
everything about the rest of your art. Eyes need to match the
character's look, so make sure you know what you want to draw and how
you want the eyes to look.
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