How to Draw a Natural Looking Eye with Graphite Pencils

You may have drawn an eye with graphite pencils. But can you draw an eye that looks as good as a natural eye? It takes skills and practice to do that. Emmy knows how to draw a realistic eye with graphite pencils. She has her own style, and is always willing to share what she has learnt over the years.

In this video tutorial, Emmy starts with a pre-drawn sketch of the eye. She fills in the pupil and draws lightly in the begining. She says you can always add layers later to make it darker. She also suggests that you should not press the pencil too hard while drawing because it will make erasing difficult later, if need be. After shading the pupil, she fills in the details of iris. It’s interesting to see how she uses a blending stump to blend layers. Finally, she creates a beautiful, realistic eye.

Watch the video now to learn how Emmy does it.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell graphite pencils 2h-8b,CretaColor nero black, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Kneaded eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm, Blending stump and soft tissue]

About the Author Andrea Wood Schmitz

Mom of 6, Christian, writer, publisher, coloring-addict, coffee dependent.

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