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Manga Eye Tutorial For Beginners by reikohattori Manga Eye Tutorial For Beginners by reikohattori
This is an eye tutorial for beginners! Or people who want to improve their skills in manga drawing.

Of course styles differ from person to person, but a majority would like to draw eyes that are detailed and look "professional".

Tell me if you don't like it or it's....I dunno. Not up to your standards. :iconawkwardplz:
I don't claim to be an expert! This is just something I learned and found interesting to share! :iconyayzplz:

Like it? Comment for any tutorials you'd like!

please COMMENT before you FAV

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SovereignViolette Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent tutorial. It's very helpful!
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Laney916 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!  Great guide!  I really need to practice, because eyes are the hardest things for me to draw on an anime character.  I love the eyes in the original Sailor Moon anime, so I think I'm starting with them.  :)
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Blumoonwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! Wonderful job 
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Sovesti-Net Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank alot) for me - beginner is very useful
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Yosai46 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reading this really gave me inspiration on how i can draw eyes (mine tend to lack detail)

Thanks, this really helped
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hippiechic-mar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
This is great inspiration for more of my eye sketches! Thanks!
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Febrianti Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helps a lot!. Thanks!
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ninjapanda09 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Artist
this helps a lot! ^-^ yay!
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lilylighty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this because it gave me a really perspective of manga eyes.
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Tym-the-Greek Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  This is really helpful.
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Ririrori Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waah, this is really helpful! >w< Thank you so much!! Will definitely be referring to this over and over again <3
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gear20056 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you it helpful 'll try to do
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KemoKa Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Brilliant tutorial, really helps me with my eyes. 6 years of practice and I still haven't got the eye quite down yet. that's what practice means, guys. It has to be solid and you have to work at it a LOT, which is another excellent point made here.

I'd like to see a coloring tutorial sometime ^^ I love deviantart...
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daylightsdauphin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Excellent - thanks!
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Liviks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I HAVE to get a sketchbook :3

Thanks for the tutorial
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chaosisters147 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amy: I would like to see a tutorial on coloring eyes. Books written by Christopher Hart do a pretty good job of showing you how to draw eyes. Very similar to what you've said here actually. But the books never really go in depth on how to color the eyes. I think, for the most part, I draw eyes okay, but the way I color them might need some work.
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BunnehBunBun Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did you use for decorating this tutorial? Its cool!
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reikohattori Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just photoshop :) background is a gradient...lol.
and thanks!
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BunnehBunBun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok! Thak You
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Sham-creator-of-dark Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, love looking at these things, great to see what others see and draw for their styles. :meow:
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MoonOfYomi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usefull. :)
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CrashTheStampede Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, I'm not a manga artist, but I still found this informative and fun to read as well. Great job!
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Fervore Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dammit i need to practice more xc
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TheBottlelockedThief Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantabulous! great work very well detailed too!
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Quietry Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Very helpful, thank you!
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Tontora Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice work!
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supaakubooi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou!
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LittleCupofCocoa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you! I will use this as a great referenace. :)
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NoXCaiN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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whos awesome? obviously you
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh I love you!!! This is so helpful <333
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sharkb0y Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great tips; thanks! I'll definitely be trying these ideas out. If you could do a follow-up on finishing the eye off, then that would be great!
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Blackmage120 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
love i
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KataabaIzuua Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, this is a great tutorial! Many artists call their eyes "anime" eyes or "manga" eyes but they lack the professional quality of a real manga artist. I hope a lot of people see this and learn from it. :)

The fact is "manga" eyes isn't really a style; its far too open and vague. When you look at art found in One Piece and Dragon Ball its easy to see. The eyes in those mangas are far from what people would consider "manga" eyes. Not to mention how simple they are; you don't have to make it complicated! I know that going back to akira's style from dragon ball helped me a lot to developing actual shapes to my eyes. You need to have the basics down before you add anything flashy. Maybe you should mention something like that next time? :P

This is a great tutorial! I hope a lot of young artists look at it. :)
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Adanitu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
You could have said that the lines marking the top and the bottom of the line are thicker because in RL, the eyelids are thick and with volume, so they cast shadows. Perhaps added a drawing of an eye - realistic - in profile. Answering the 'why' question makes information stick :D
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aqualynn77 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial.
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xAnime-Circus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woo! ok! this will totally help me out in the future :D
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PhoDeNguyen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solid, concise, and easily adaptable to any style. PROPS
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looking good. Thanks for the tips :)
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really fantastic! Good job!
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xBloodlustxx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thank you for this. I'm having so much trouble making good manga eyes.
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