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Marina's Eye Tutorial OTL by acsuu Marina's Eye Tutorial OTL by acsuu
This was requested a few times so I figured I'd try, even if I suck at these things. :iconlazycryplz: And I'm too ill to do anything remotively productive :iconflop-plz: stupid flu  

Anyway, if the pictures are too confusing I'll try to explain it in deeper detail. 

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1. Draw the eye on your first layer, this will be the lineart, doesn't necessary have to have a pupil like mine, and the colours are definitely not required, though you're free to copy my simple palette.
Skin colours go beneath your first layer, on the upper and lower Eyelid.

2. Colour the eye white, a blue/purple colour would fit for the shading, it really depends on the atmosphere though. A yellow colour may fit for a brighter setting, while a dark blue would make it seem closer to night time. I don't recommend grey for shading of any body part. I picked green for the iris, but pick any base colour you want. 

3. Use a darker colour and paint the rest of the eye leaving a crescent moon shape. It really doesn't have to be identical to one (just look at mine) 

4. Blur the edges in the direction of the arrows in the picture with the blur tool. Make sure to leave out the pupil/circle however! This creates a small light effect in the middle. Draw a darker line inside it, blur it if needed, it's not easy to notice, but it's a small touch up. 

5. Make a new layer with a simple circle anywhere on the lower part of the eye, I used a pastel red, but purple or blue looks well too. 

6. Set the layer to Luminosity and the layer's opacity to 28%. Drag it above the lineart layer.

7. Do the same with a smaller circle on a new layer, and make sure it blends with your last circle. Draw the light's reflection in the eye using white in an egg shape. Simple circles seem odd to me. Repeat, but smaller in size. And idk, you're done. :iconskankyplz: haha, I'm not cut out for this
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RussianEarlGrey Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Amazing ;u; Simple, but awesome technique c: I like the way you explain, it's not terrible at all like you said :V
acsuu Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I'm glad! ; v ; 
I'll try to make more tutorials if there's anything you'd want in the future. <3
RussianEarlGrey Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Of course <3
Yay ;u; Make a coloring tutorial c:
cromarlimo Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
this is an awesome technique ^^ i love the details you add at the end *,* very well done my friendo ^^
acsuu Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, really? Ene (Smile) [V7]  I hope anyone finds it useful. Idk what I was doing half of the time xDD 
cromarlimo Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
ahaha xDDD it sure is a great tutorial! ^^
be proud of it! :)
MistressRiddle Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ill try it out when my eyes are actually cool and nice looking xD I've always been confused about shading too so thanke 
(good luck with the asshole flu xD)
acsuu Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shushh they are and you know it. 
MistressRiddle Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll self deprecate my eye drawings so much you'll have to kiss them better
and then maybe ill manage to make them awesome (even if they usually are awesome when i draw the first eye but not the second xD)
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