First, sketch the upper lid. I used a 2B pencil,
but any pencil with a soft lead can be used for
the initial sketch.
Add the lower lid and corner. This initial sketch
does not need to be perfect, since it will be
cleaned up later.
Add the lower lash line and the line marking the
beginning of the corner. Now you have a basic
Define the crease above the eye.
Add the outline of the eyeball.
Next, use a softer pencil (like 6B) to darken
your sketch. Add the pupil, and outline the eye
Darken more with your 6B pencil and add eyelashes
with a 2B pencil.
Darken the pupil with the 6B pencil. Then, take
a hard 2H pencil and add lines to the cornea.
Press hard enough to indent the paper. Those lines
will add highlights when the cornea is shaded.
Continue to darken pupil, crease, and lash lines.
Use a blending stump or tortillion to start shading.
Shade the crease, cornea, lower lash line, and
under the upper lash line in the white or the
eye. Avoid the highlights. Sketch in eyebrow with
Continue to darken your shading and blend with
the tortillion. Use 2B to darken the crease, lash
lines, and lashes.
Darken the pupil even more with an 8B pencil.
Also use it to add darkness to the outer line
of the cornea and crease.
Darken the cornea more, adding some slightly darker
lines within it. Shade more above and below lash
Continue to darken cornea. Add more shading to
brow, crease, and lower lash line.
Complete the eye by darkening the top of
the cornea and pick out some lighter lines
with a pen eraser. Use a rubber eraser to
clean up the highlights on the eyeball,
within the cornea, and on the white of the