It always happens that you need to find new opportunities and things to draw in order to develop and improve your art skills. This time, you are invited to try a new challenge to draw realistic teardrops in eyes. As a reference, here is the step-by-step tutorial on how to draw tears on paper. Most likely, you will need some patience in order to complete this picture in real life, but be sure, you can do it properly!
Important Utensils for This Drawing
So let’s start with an overview of things and tools that will require drawing sad and crying human face with a tear on it. As with the majority of drawings, this picture also requires some basic tools which you usually use. In particular, you will need great wooden pencils with HB core, eraser, a sheet of paper or a pad and a shading tool. In addition, for more durable working capacity of these tools, you should keep them in safe place such as a pencil case.
Step 1: Begin with Upper Eyelids
This stage involves outlining the upper eyelids with the pencil. You should draw a curved line, then make another parallel line below, repeating the curve of the first one. The right end of this shape has to have an acute angle, thus join two lines at this point. At the left end, two lines should be connected with a short line, thus making a wide part of this shape. After finishing – fill the whole shape with hatching and then shade them slightly.
In fact, there should be two similar shapes like this one. Therefore, repeating the same actions, you should create another curve. However, this one should be like a mirror reflection. It means that an acute angle should be on the left and wide side on the right.
Step 2: Add Eyelashes and Lower Eyelids
How can the eyes resemble the real ones without eyelashes? In order to fix it, we need to create watery eyelashes on the outer part of the eye. For this purpose, the best option would be small triangles with a slight bend at the top. Don’t overdo it, just make two to three triangles along the upper eyelid. Each of them should be smaller than the previous one. In other words: the biggest should be at the beginning, then the smaller one, closer to the middle of the eyelid there should be the smallest triangle. Then fill them with hatches. Don’t forget to do it on another eyelid.
Once you finish, we should add a convex line below the upper lid. There will be just single line without any narrowing or widening. However, this one should be shorter than the upper lid.
Step 3: Eyebrows and Circles of Eyes
Don’t be afraid if you think that the eyes are not finished after previous step. This step will make them more detailed. Now, you should connect the upper and the lower lids together. This can be achieved by drawing the shape of the iris in both eyes. As you know it is a circle, the only thing you need to do add the sides of the circle, while the upper and lower lid will finish them.
After that, let’s take care of the eyebrows. You need to add a curved up line to the inner part of the upper lids. It should be depicted only with the single thin line. Then, leave some space above the upper lid and make the curved line repeat the direction of the upper lid. Then add another curved line and join the ends of both curved lines together, forming acute angles. For a more realistic picture, draw some skin folds under the inner points of the eyebrows.
Step 4: Drawing Tears in Eyes
Now it’s time to draw the falling drops. Start from the lower lid. Draw the long shape of a teardrop and form an irregular shape of it. Add smaller drop under, like it was intermittent. Repeat the same approach on the second eye, too. Make an irregular shape of a falling drop. In addition, it can be shorter or longer than the previous one. Below the tear flow, you can add a few tiny drops, too. Then, add some extra splashes of tears around the shapes of tear flows on both eyes.
Step 5: Make Eyes Realistic
The following details will make the eyes well and more realistic. For the first step, you need to create a shape of a pupil inside the circles. Of course, the pupil is also a circle but it has smaller size. And finally, we should show that they are wet because of tears. Thus, add some joined together ellipses inside the pupil. One ellipse should be smaller than the other. The same things are applicable to the iris, but use tiny circles instead within the white segment. Now you can fill the pupil with hatching but leave the ellipses white. For this purpose, an eraser will help you.
Step 6: Hatchwork
The final step will make the drawing not flat but convex and will show depth and the irregular surface. Hatching will hide all the mistakes and make the picture photo-like. Thus, don’t neglect this step.
Hopefully, you’ve achieved the desired result with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. In fact, you can personalize your drawing by adding and or removing some teardrops. In addition, the facial features can also be different from those which were in this guide.
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