How to draw a realistic eye | Joe McMenamin | Skillshare
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5 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Sketching the eye

    • 3. Adding tone

    • 4. Drawing the pupil and lashes

    • 5. Adding the final details

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About This Class

In this course you will learn all of the steps for how to draw a realistic eye using pencil. We will cover the following drawing steps:

1. Lightly sketching the basic shape to get the proportions right

2. Add in some light tone to make the eye look more 3D

3. Think about the reflection or highlight on the iris.

4. Use a sharp 2B pencil to draw the fine details in the iris.

5. Draw the eye lashes

6. Add in the final details and tone to make it look realistic

This is an easy course to follow and all you will need is a 2B pencil, a piece of paper and a photo of an eye.






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Joe McMenamin

Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

Joe McMenamin is a painter and printmaker and the flowing organic patterns that ripple through his works have won him a following throughout New Zealand. Joe has a bachelor of media arts from the Waikato Institute of Technology. He teaches art part time at Naenae College in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Joe loves teaching and gets lots of the ideas for his work through interactions with his students. His students also experience first-hand the different processes involved in his prints, drawings an...

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