Eyes can be quite the challenge to draw no matter the style they may be in.
Many people assume that it should be as simple as two circles with a dot inside each one, but only come to find that there’s a lot more to it than that.
Eyes have a lot of expression with very specific shapes and elements to them.
There are many styles to draw eyes in, but if you’d like to learn how to draw cartoon eyes, then this is the right tutorial for you!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw cartoon eyes in 7 easy steps will have you drawing your own cartoon eyes easily!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Cartoon Eyes – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw the bottoms of the eyes
- Step 3 – Next, draw some eyebrows for your drawing
- Step 4 – Let’s add some irises and pupils
- Step 5 – Next, draw some eyelashes
- Step 6 – Add the final details
- Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon eyes drawing with some color
- Do this to take your cartoon eyes drawing to the next level
- Your Cartoon Eyes Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Cartoon Eyes – Let’s get Started!
This guide on how to draw cartoon eyes will be full of curvy and rounded shapes, and this first step s no different.
For this step, we shall be drawing two round, curved lines as you can see in the reference image.
They will be thicker on the outer edges and then get a bit thinner on the inner sides. Using the picture provided will help you with the positioning and size that they should be at this stage.
We’re carrying on with some rounded shapes in this part of your cartoon eyes drawing. Using the lines you drew in step 1, carefully draw some round, almost circular lines underneath them.
They should begin from the inner corners of the eyes and then join the top lines a little bit before they end.
In the previous steps, the lines got thinner as they went along, but the lines will be the same thickness for the entirety of this step.
Step 3 – Next, draw some eyebrows for your drawing
An effective way to give your cartoon eyes drawing some personality is to give them some eyebrows to use for expression.
These are made using two curved lines that connect with one another as the ones in our reference image do.
This is just one way that you could draw them, however, and you could change the positioning if you wanted to create some different expressions for your eyes.
You could make them look angry, surprised or concerned just from the positioning of your eyebrows.
Step 4 – Let’s add some irises and pupils
For this step of our guide on how to draw cartoon eyes, we will be adding some elements inside of the eyes.
To start with, draw two circular shapes along the top edge of the eyes. Then, you can draw two circles inside those circles that you just drew.
These will be at the upper left part of each eye, and will represent light shining on the eye.
Finally, draw two more circular shapes with thick lines beginning and ending from the light reflections.
This may sound complicated when you read it, but by following the reference picture it doesn’t have to be difficult!
Step 5 – Next, draw some eyelashes
We shall be adding some personality to your cartoon eyes drawing in this fifth step.
This step should be quite easy for you, as all you have to do is draw in some thick, slightly curved lines onto the top of the eyes that you have drawn in the previous steps.
These eyelashes, while simple, already adds some great personality to your drawing!
Step 6 – Add the final details
This sixth step of our guide on how to draw cartoon eyes will be all about adding some final details to your drawing. First, we shall be coloring the sides of the eyes.
We shall be filling in the triangular space left on the other sides of each eye between the eyeballs and the row of the eyelashes on top.
Simply color in this area to add some definition to your eyes. Then, you can add some other details such as more curved small lines under the eyes for some lower eyelashes and some more small lines around the eyes.
These are the details that we chose to add, but you could add more of your own fun details!
If you’re feeling creative, you could even draw a nose, mouth and ears alongside your cartoon eyes drawing to create a fun face! How do you think you will finish your drawing?
Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon eyes drawing with some color
That brings us to the final step of our guide on how to draw cartoon eyes! You’re not quite done yet, however, as there is still one step to go, but luckily it’s a fun one!
Your drawing needs some color to finish it off, and the good news is that this is a step where you can let your creativity go wild!
We’ve shown you just one way to color in your drawing, but you should definitely go with your instincts on this one.
Will you color the eyes to be the same color as your own, or will you use some other bright and beautiful colors?
You can also decide on which of your favorite art mediums to use on this image.
I think that some colored pens and pencils would give some great color intensity to your picture, but anything you use will look amazing!
Do this to take your cartoon eyes drawing to the next level
Feast your eyes on these tips we have for your cartoon eyes sketch!
The eyebrows in this drawing of cartoon eyes are quite simple and neutral in expression. This is one aspect that can be changed in many different ways!
One would be to change the shape or the color of the eyebrows. You could also make them more detailed by drawing the individual hairs of the eyebrows.
Then, they can be changed to show different expressions by changing their position and orientation. The eyebrows can make a big difference to this face, so try to play around with this aspect.
In the first tip, we spoke about the eyebrows, and now we shall focus on the eyes themselves. As with the eyebrows, there are many ways that you can customize the eyes.
This could be in the way they’re facing, the direction they’re facing or the shape of them.
These changes can not only change the expression you’re making, but they can also help you to create different kinds of faces.
Once you are happy with the eyes and eyebrows of this cartoon eyes drawing, you could then take it even further by drawing the rest of the face around them!
This can be quite a challenge, so you may wish to look at some real faces as you draw. Using a mirror would be the easiest way to do this, but you could also get a friend or family member to pose for you.
What kinds of expressions would you like to make?
Another way of making this cartoon eyes sketch even more unique would be by changing the style of the eyes.
There are so many different kinds of art styles you could go for, and it depends on your preference and strengths.
You could make them even simpler and more cartoony, or you could go for something more stylized like anime style. These are just two examples, but there are so many that are open to you!
Your Cartoon Eyes Drawing is Complete!
It’s time to pat yourself on the back, as you have reached the end of this guide on how to draw cartoon eyes!
As we mentioned earlier, eyes can be challenging to draw even when they’re in a simpler style, but you have managed to do it by following this guide!
Even the most challenging of drawings can be made so much easier if you follow the steps and take it slow, so you should be very proud of your drawing!
Now that you can draw some awesome cartoon eyes, you can have even more fun putting your own spin on them!
Whether you do that by changing the expressions of the eyes with your eyebrows, adding face elements or with the colors and art mediums you choose, there is no limit to the creativity you can use to finish your cartoon eyes drawing off.
This fun step-by-step guide is one of many more that we have in store for you, so please remember to check out our site frequently to never miss out on the drawing fun!
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