Oh! thank you for the tutorial ;w; it was very helpful! Eyebrow/forehead and eye movement is also something i have trouble with at times too, i didn't ask before but the little example with the eyes was a much needed example as well
You’re welcome! XD I have no idea whether this was a request for another tutorial or not but I went with it because I love to talk and more importantly I LOVE TO DRAW EYES I’ve been doing it since before I could draw anything else, this shit is ma jam.
so here have a thing about how I draw eyes as well, I’m sorry in advance for existing.
There’s a bunch of stuff about how you can vary shape and stuff as well but I’mma just talk about the bits you can mess with to express emotions, not how to make unique eyes.
Your pupil is actually a hole in the sort of really flat donut that is your iris. :D Shade accordingly! Also, not shown here: when the whole thing is colored and shaded, it’s kind of cool to put little tiny lines of highlights right above the lower lid, where the fluid coat on the eye pools just a little. Like this!
(Sorry for the creepy example, it was the best one I could find to show what I was talking about.)
If your mouth is doing any of the intense things described in the previous rant tutorial, your cheeks are probably going to be pushed up by the action going on with your mouth! Your lower eyelid is much more affected by that than your upper one.
This is a big thing in anime—you can tell a lot by peoples’ pupils and how big/small they are. In real life, bigger pupils also mean someone is attracted to the person they’re looking at, which is why studies have shown that people with dark eyes are generally considered more attractive! Because your brain reads that they’re broadcasting attraction at you. The more you know.
Really low, flat brows can be just as scary as high, arched ones, but they communicate different kinds of emotion! The same applies to sadness, etc. etc. just anger is a good, expressive emotion, so I tend to use it as my go-to. :)
Usually the lack of pupil and iris indicates that someone is unconscious (or, in Homestuck, dead)—I also tend to use it when someone is berserk or enraged, but regardless it’s often used to indicate there’s “no one in there”. It gives a certain lack of consciousness/humanity.
There are several ways to draw a smile with closed eyes—take emoticons, for example. ^u^ is distinct from UuU. One is slightly more cheerful, because the emoticon’s “eyes” are bent upwards by the force of the smile bunching its nonexistent cheeks. The other looks more serene, smiling but not smiling enough to turn the natural “u” of closed eyes into a ^
I have no idea whether anybody actually wanted this or not, but I just really like eyes and I may or may not have gotten carried away. U_U Eh, anyway, thanks for reading, and if there’s ever anything I can explain my process for, just let me know! :D