How to draw Closed Eyes with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Simple drawing for kids and beginners.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Determine the eye size Determine the size you want for an eye and use 2 ticks to mark the boundary for that eye. Use the ruler to draw a line across the ticks and across the right side of the page. Then measure the first space and multiply it by 3. You should now have 3 equal spaces on your sketchbook horizontally.
Draw a circle Draw a circle for each eye. Make sure each circle is within the boundary.
Specify the angle for each eye Determine the angle you want the eyes to slant and draw a line through each circle, making sure the angles are similar. Watch the video for tips on how you can do this.
Draw the eye shapes Draw the inner and outer corners of each eye where the slant intersects the circle. The inner corner of each eye should be deeper and darker than the outer corner or tail. When you draw the tail crease, let your lines become softer instead of having a hard edge. Finally, draw a set of curved lines to form the eyelids.
Draw the shape of each eyebrow Use my shading technique to draw a set of eyebrows. I like to draw the eyebrows right above the circle and slightly wider than each eye. In the video, I show you the right eyebrow technique as well as where to draw the arc. We will detail the eyebrows later. Let’s move on to the next step!
Shading Before shading, make sure that the guides you drew in steps 1-3 are only slightly visible. You can use your kneaded eraser to roll a layer of graphite off those areas. Let’s start by shading the upper eyelid. Use the side of the pencil to draw a shape similar to an almond. The circle around each eye can help you see if the shading on your right eye is the same as the left eye. If you want to draw details like dark circles under your eyes, you can use circles as a guide. Watch the video for an example. Add some slight shading to the bridge of the nose. Once you’re done, delete what’s left of each circle.
Cover the rest of the face Cover the rest of the face. You can use these two tutorials to learn more about shading: How to Shade and Pencil Shading Techniques How to Shade Face
Drawing eyebrows Here, I switched to my 0.5mm 4B pencil. Starting at the bottom of each eyebrow, draw strokes upwards. Remember to lift your pencil after each stroke to make the hairs look more realistic. For a super detailed tutorial on this, check out this tutorial. At the top of each eyebrow, draw strokes down. Add some hair going down the middle if it still looks bare. This step is very subtle, but also very important. Use the HB pencil to fill in just below each eyebrow. Make sure the transition is slow. Now the brows look like they belong, instead of just glued to the skin.
Add Eyelid Wrinkles This step is optional… but it’s fun, so why not do it? This is more of a crease than a wrinkle. When the eyes are open, a wrinkle forms on the eyelids. Use the H pencil and the lightest pressure to draw two folds. The darker you paint them, the deeper they will appear. Draw a row of curved diagonal lines along the edge of each eyelid. This area of skin is very thin – wrinkles when the skin is stretched. You will also want to use an H pencil for this. Depending on where the light is coming from in your drawing, blend the opposite side of each drawn diagonal. the light is coming from above, so the side of each wrinkle facing the light will be left alone, while the side facing the light will need to be blended. Unless you’re painting this on a large scale, avoid using a blend stump as the pointed tip won’t be thin enough for this job. Instead, use the H and HB pencils to create a nice gradient along each crease. Using a kneaded eraser, glide over the areas of each crease facing the light and dab lightly on the stapled end of the kneaded eraser to create a thin graphite line. Highlights should appear brighter and wrinkles should become clearer and more seductive.
Drawing eyelashes To start, draw 3 eyelashes for each eye. One on the leftmost, one on the right, and one in the middle. The eyelashes should be spread apart, apart. If you want to be really careful, lightly draw your lashes with an H or HB pencil to start. Once you’re okay with the position, curvature and length, etc., use a darker pencil like 4B. Here, I used a 4B 0.5mm lead. Take your time to fill in the gaps in between. It’s okay for some eyelashes to touch each other. It actually looks more natural when they form a triangle or even cross each other. Finally, use an HB or 2B pencil to shade directly under the upper eyelid to create a slight shadow from the lashes.