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Introduction to How to Draw Anime Eyes
Believe it or not, Anime eyes are one of the most requested drawing lessons on the internet right now.
Anime has seen something of an explosion in popularity over the last decade, and you may suppose it was inevitable that the explosion of Anime and the explosion in Online Teaching Jobs would eventually meet, in some form of internet-based Venn diagram…
So I guess, really, this isn’t that much of a surprise to many of you. But you might be surprised to learn that lessons on drawing Anime eyes are actually provided on Outschool.
You can now teach genuine, internet course-based tutoring on how to draw specifically Anime eyes.
You can even earn an income from drawing anime eyes for people.
Will wonders never cease?
Why are Anime eyes so distinctive?
You can argue it’s really in the eyes that Anime differentiates itself from typical, more ‘Westernised’ cartoons.
That distinctive box-like shape which somehow manages to be expressive. It’s iconic, in its own way.
What we’re seeing with Outschool is that many aspiring artists are finding stark differences between male Anime eyes and female Anime eyes. When they want to draw boys, they can’t apply the same techniques they use when drawing girls.
Someone who is not an artist may not get their head around the superficial differences; longer lashes for the girls, a sharper gleam in the eye of the determined male lead… but it’s more important than that.
Many artists feel like the eyes are the hardest parts of the face to get right, and given we have a history of saying ‘the eyes are the windows into the soul’ it really is essential to get these distinct characteristics perfect.
How to draw Anime eyes?
There’s no shortage of free ‘how to’ videos available online, to get you started.
Watching videos like those included in this article is a great way to get the basics; but at the end of the day, you will only be copying someone else’s style.
If you really want to develop your own style then you need to move past the copying stage. This is where you come in and eventually pull yourself away from tutorials and go freestyle.
What’s the best way to draw Anime girl eyes?
Drawing the eyes of girls in an Anime style is proving to be a real struggle for many aspiring artists.
Often artists will report that they feel like their girls look similar to their boys, and they’re concerned even the most discerning viewer might struggle to tell them apart.
If students are struggling to get their girls looking as feminine as they’d like, and maybe they want their character’s love interest to start looking like a love interest, then plenty of practice is the best way to improve.
Hoe to Draw Anime Boy Eyes?
Alternatively, maybe your boy characters aren’t looking masculine enough for their liking.
There’s a real knack in getting the eyes just right, and it’s something that many artists struggle with.
The video above will show you how to get to grips with the basic fundamentals.
So when drawing Anime eyes…
Anime eyes are the key to getting the whole picture working.
If all the individual parts are perfect, but the eyes just don’t work, then the whole thing falls apart.
Using AI to draw Anime Eyes
However, it is best to use this for inspiration, as writing down descriptions of anime eyes isn't going to improve your drawing skills. Tools such as Kaiber AI can add effects to your finished anime drawing and bring it life as a video or flipbook.
After you've mastered drawing anime eyes
Once you've mastered your anime drawing skills then you may want to teach others and get paid. Outschool is a fantastic resource for providing lessons to kids on pretty much anything you can think of, even acrylic pouring.
You can also teach a multitude of subjects to adults on AmazingTalker, if you prefer teaching older students
You’ll soon be teaching students to draw their super strong bald guys with the perfect eyes they always wished they could have (One Punch Man). And before you know it, they’ll be right up there with some of the best Anime artists of all time; like Hiromu Arakawa, Osamu Tezuka and even Hayao Miyazaki. Unthinkable now, sure – but with practice anything is possible.
However, if you're not yet ready, continue to check out the tutorials above and master your craft. If you think you're ready to start teaching art online, then check out a list of platforms below: