How to Draw a Realistic Female Eye

Drawing female eyes can be challenging because eye shapes and features are so unique. Fortunately, this means that as long as you follow basic guidelines, you can customize your drawing so it appears natural. Start by sketching the outline of the eye and eyebrow. Then, use a blending stump and kneaded eraser to shade in the eye while you make highlights. With a little practice, even a beginning artist can create a realistic eye!

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Sketching the Outline of the Eye and Eyebrow
Sketch the outline of the eye using a pencil. Take your sharp pencil and draw an oval or seed shape that’s as large as you want the eye to be. You’ll need to draw a small half-circle that extends near the inner eye. This will be the tear duct.[1]
Draw the outline of the iris and pupil. Lightly draw a circle that takes up about 1/2 of the eyeball to create the iris. The circle should be slightly hidden by the eyelid, which will give the eye a sense of depth. Then, draw a much smaller circle near the center of the eye to make the pupil. If you have a hard time drawing circles, you can use a compass or trace something round to make the circle.[2]The size of the pupil will depend on the lighting, so if you’re drawing someone who’s outside where there’s lots of light, the pupil will be small. If you’re drawing a woman’s eye in low lighting, make the pupil larger.
Press lightly so you can easily erase the pencil if you need to make corrections.
Use curved lines to create long eyelashes above and below the eye. Make a flicking motion with your wrist as you quickly make lots of small strokes along the upper eyelid. If the woman is wearing mascara, you can make the eyelashes thicker or darker. Leave a small gap below the bottom eyelid and the eyelashes.[3]
Draw a curved upper eyelid to give the eye depth. You can make the curved lid as close or as far from the eyelash line as you like. Keep in mind that some women don’t have noticeable curves along the upper eyelid, so you may want to position it close to the eyelash line.[4]
Sketch a faint outline of the eyebrow. Lightly outline the general shape of the woman’s eyebrow so it’s along the brow bone. It may be thick or narrow, arched, wispy, or defined, for instance. You can fill it in once you’ve finished drawing the rest of the eye.[5]The brow bone is directly above the eye socket.
The hairs at the fullest part of the eyebrow should be pointing up while the hairs at the middle of the brow should be drawn horizontally. Then, draw the hairs near the outer edge pointing down.[Edit]Drawing a Detailed Iris
Outline areas you’d like to leave light. If the woman’s eye is reflecting light from a window or lamp, lightly outline the shape that’s reflected. For example, you might draw a small square near one side of the iris if light is being reflected from a window.[6]You can also make the highlighted shape a circle or oval.
Sketch around the middle ring of the iris. The eye will probably have an iris that is darker around the pupil and the outer edge. Take your pencil and lightly sketch around the middle of the iris’s ring so you can leave this lighter than the edges.[7]
Fill in the pupil and darken the outline of the iris. Completely darken the pupil so it’s black. Then, press firmly as you draw along the outline and around the reflection you blocked off. You may want to use a darker pencil or go over the outline several times to make it appear dark.[8]Remember not to draw or fill in the area of the iris that you’re going to highlight.
Sketch spokes that radiate from the pupil across the highlighted part of the iris. Now you can fill in the lighter portion of the iris that you blocked off. Use your pencil to draw lines coming from the pupil out towards the edge of the iris. Try to use shorter, darker strokes right next to the pupil to make the iris look realistic.[9]
Use an eraser or blending stump to lighten the iris. If you find that you made the iris too dark, use the eraser on your pencil or a paper blending stump and lightly smudge the excess graphite off of the paper. Keep erasing or blending until you’ve lightened the iris as much as you like.[10]
If you’re drawing a very dark iris, you may not need to go back and lighten any part of it.[Edit]Adding Finishing Details
Darken the upper eyelash line. Create even more depth by drawing over the eyelash line where it meets the hairs. This is especially important if you want the eye to have eyeliner or heavy mascara.[11]
Go back and fill in the eyebrow with lots of short hairs. Instead of drawing rows of hairs that start in neat lines, make hairs that overlap each other. To make the eyebrow look natural, sketch the hairs closest to the inner eye so they’re pointing straight up. As you fill in the middle of the eyebrow, draw the hairs so they’re curving from right to left or left to right, depending on which eye you’re drawing. When you reach the narrow end of the eyebrow, make the small hairs point down.[12]Keep adding hairs until you’ve filled in the brow and overlap them so they look natural.
Add light shading around the white of the eye. At this point, the white of the eye probably stands out. To make it look more realistic, use a blending stump that has a little graphite on it or take a pencil and lightly shade around the corners of the eye. You’ll also need to blend a little where the white meets the iris.[13]
Shade the skin around the eye. Use a pencil or blending stump that has graphite to add depth to the skin under the eye. You’ll also want to darken and blend the skin near the upper eyelid’s crease.[14][Edit]Example
Example female eye.[Edit]Video
[Edit]Tips
Keep in mind that eyes can be different widths and angles. Try to draw a variety of female eyes to gain experience.[Edit]Things You’ll Need
Pencil
Smooth drawing paper
Blending stump
Eraser[Edit]Related wikiHows
Draw an Eye
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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

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1937 – Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
1941 – Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
1943 – Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1947 – Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer and NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
1964 – Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in Manhattan, New York

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1995 – Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
2012 – Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 79
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How to Use a Whitening Pen

Despite what magazines and movies might lead you to believe, countless people deal with yellow teeth on a daily basis. While laser-whitening treatments and other professional procedures are expensive and inaccessible to many people, whitening pens offer an affordable option to those looking to brighten their teeth at home. After choosing the right product and cleaning your teeth ahead of time, you’re ready to apply the whitening pen to the surface of your teeth. Keep using this tool for at least a week to see if you notice any changes!

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Prepping Your Teeth
Select a whitening product that is convenient for you. Familiarize yourself with ingredients that are in different whitening pens. While almost all products include peroxide, note that other pens require you to use teeth trays to set the whitening agent in place. Try choosing a product that best fits into your routine.[1]
Although they’re known to work slower than whitening pens, whitening strips are also an affordable option.
Brush your teeth to ensure that they’re clean. Take 2 minutes to fully clean your teeth before applying any whitening product. Take extra care to brush the front surface of your teeth, as this is where the whitening pen will go. To develop a consistent routine, choose to use your whitening pen in the morning or evening so you can apply it right after you brush your teeth.[2]
Floss your teeth to clean them more thoroughly. Make sure that your teeth are completely clean when you go to apply the whitening product. Use a strand of floss that’s long enough to wrap around both index fingers several times, creating a straight length of floss that’s at least long. Work your way between all of your teeth, prioritizing the gum line as you go.[3]
If you don’t want to use regular floss, try using plastic flossers instead.[Edit]Applying the Product
Open your mouth with your lips stretched away from your teeth. Spread your lips apart into a toothy smile with both your upper and lower teeth visible, as well as your gum lines. Hold this position whenever you use the whitening pen, as you don’t want your lips to move the product around.[4]
Whenever you whiten your teeth, be sure to work in front of a mirror.
Brush on the product in short, vertical strokes along the surface of each tooth. Remove or unscrew the cap from the whitening pen to access the brush portion. Don’t worry about adding any product to the tip, as the bristle will already be coated in whitening formula. Apply the whitening product in short, vertical strokes, working from the top of the tooth to the bottom. Aim to paint over each tooth 3-5 times with the applicator.[5]
Twist the pen if the tip doesn’t seem to have any product on it.[6]
Hold your mouth in place for 1 minute to set the product. Keep your lips pulled back and teeth visible for 1 minute after you finish applying the pen. Set a timer or count to 60 while you keep your mouth in this position. Try not to relax your mouth until you’ve waited for this amount of time.[7]
As you wait, try to avoid swallowing the serum.
Rinse out the whitening product with warm water. Spit out as much of the whitening agent as you can, then swish some warm water around your teeth to dislodge any excess product. Continue spitting until there’s no longer any whitener on your teeth.[8]
If you think you’re able to spit out all of the product, don’t worry about swishing or gargling.
Keep applying the product daily for at least 1 week. Read the instructions on your specific whitening pen to figure out when you’ll start seeing results. Continue using the pen once a day, directly after you brush and floss your teeth.[9] When you’re not using the pen, keep it stored in a cool, dry place.[10]
Some products might not show results right away. Be patient, and continue using the pen for several weeks before deciding if it works or not.[11][Edit]Warnings
If you have a history of dental issues (e.g., gum disease), don’t use whitening pens.[12]
Don’t use whitening pens if your teeth hurt after you apply the product.[13][Edit]References↑ https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/news/a42259/dangers-of-diy-teeth-whitening/#

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