How to Draw Anime Eyes: 6 Different Easy Ways

One of the things I loved drawing most when I was young was anime people, especially eyes.

To me, drawing anime eyes is so fun, unique, and simple. It’s a great way to create without the burden of having to make something look “real” enough.

That is why I decided to create this blog post: A step-by-step tutorial on how to draw anime eyes.

For the ease of creating this tutorial, I decided to digitally draw the steps but the technique I use to draw them digitally or traditionally does not differ.

As you draw these eyes, I recommend using light, short strokes to achieve the overall line and shape you want. This is also a good way to naturally give depth and dimension to any drawing you create.

All in all, drawing is a great way to quiet the mind and get into the flow of creating something – So I hope this inspires you to draw much more often! Enjoy trying out these anime eye drawings and have lots of fun in the process!

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How to Draw Anime Eyes: 6 Different Ways


How to Draw Female Anime Eyes

how to draw male anime eye

Female anime eye drawing

male anime eye drawing

how to draw female anime eye

how to draw anime eyes

How to Draw Anime Eyes Steps Explained:

  1. Draw the top lid shape.
  2. Draw the bottom lid shape.
  3. Draw the iris of the eye (colored circle anatomy of the eye)
  4. Draw the light source reflection
  5. Draw the pupil
  6. Darken the iris
  7. Add eyelashes, crease, eyebrow, shading, and additional details as you wish.

Also, you can interchange the male and female eye drawings as you please, by making slight adjustments.

It all just depends on the character you’re drawing.


Here is a collective image of the final anime eye drawings, along with other ones to try out.

anime eye drawing ideas

All of these images were drawn on my 2-in-1 laptop, but you can create digital drawings on even $30 drawing tablets these days.

I first started digital drawing on a Wacom tablet (Similar to this one). If you are an avid drawer, I highly recommend trying out digital drawing: It’s a great skill to start mastering if you are interested in pursuing art in the future, or just as a fun hobby or side-hustle!

As for programs, I have used Paint Tool Sai in the past and it’s free, so it’s great for beginners. Now, I use Photoshop to create these digital drawings.


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Thank you for stopping by my blog post! I hope you enjoyed these drawings and now know some tips to start drawing your own anime eye drawings.

Much of the character comes from the details in their eyes, so have fun and get as creative as you want with the eyes!

I hope you have a wonderful day or night wherever you may be! Until next time!

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