Eye BasicsBy Rio
Let's start with the front view of the eye. The first example to the left shows the average eye in real life. It's almond-shaped, has circular pupils, lashes above and below, and lines around the eye defining the eyeball.
To draw eyelashes, draw it outwards away from the eye and eyelid. Note that it's a bit curved.
Also, eyelashes are generally taller at the center of the eye and smaller as it goes to the ends of the eye as shown above right. (T = tall, S = small)
The eyelashes is drawn a bit differently as well. It still curves away from the eye but the upper lashes curve upwards and the lower eye lashes move downwards. Again, the length of the lashes change from tall to short as indicated by T and S.
Most people draw eyes by drawing shapes. To make it simpler, I found that there are four basic ways of drawing eyes.
1. The first type of eye is the slit.
Characters drawn with these eyes are usually older people.
To draw this type eye, its' basically a single line drawn
a bit upwards.
Below are various eyes with different shapes for your reference.