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Tutorial Tuesday: How to Draw Eyes – Now with more worksheets!

 

 

 

eyes worksheet iconI realized that I’m giving people a lot of information with my tutorials, even if I’ve condensed them down into easy to follow chunks.

Solution?  I made a couple of worksheets to go along with the lessons.

Now you can jump right into the lessons, even if you don’t have a sketchbook, just print and follow along! The guidelines are already in place, just follow along with the lesson and draw your eyes on the template.

Easy peasy, they are already sized to 8.5″ x 11″ just save and print these worksheets as many times as you want to use for practice.

The templates I have for you today are the Eyes template worksheets.  Remember the eyes drawing lessons? I’ve included the nose and lips on the template so you can see what a completed face will look like with the size and placement of eyes you choose to draw.

 

 

A large part of learning your style is how you draw the eyes.  For these lessons I do show you how I do it, but I encourage you to mix it up and find your style.  If you are drawn to more primitive style eyes or more anime sized eyes, there are spaces on the template to experiment.

If you have a sketchbook that you are drawing in that’s great too! You can use your sketchbook and the worksheets if you want to practice drawing on a template- with practice you will get a better feel for how the eyes should look, and how to draw them quickly and accurately.

When you find a size/style/placement of eyes that really inspires you, draw your final version on the 2nd worksheet.

 

 

If you have a style of eyes you like on the small templates print out more than one of this worksheet and see how you like your favorite eyes when you draw them large.  I’m using a 9 x 12″ paper to demo the finished girl so we will be working larger than if you were sketching in a sketchbook.

Most of all, have fun with the lessons!

Do you like the worksheets? Or is there a way I can make them better?  I would love to hear from you, feel free to let me know what your ideas are in the comments. 

 

<3 Kat

Free Painting Tutorial! How to Draw a Pretty Face: Week One – Eyes

Howdy! All this month on the blog I’m offering a free painting workshop: How to Paint a Pretty Female Face.

This first tutorial is how to draw the eyes, because eyes are my favorite things to draw!  I doodle eyes everywhere, they are my default doodle when I am on the phone or trying to warm up / loosen up for a larger piece.

Yay, free face template / pattern to paint. For this blog workshop we will be painting this ^ lovely girl from start to finish, so feel free to print and transfer her onto your favorite canvas, watercolor paper, or art journal.
I will be covering all the drawing basics first, before we jump into painting, because it is important to have a well crafted sketch and drawing before you start thinking in paint and color.  If your foundation drawing is wonky your painting will be wonky too.

The tutorial today will be covering the basics of how to draw a semi-realistic stylized eye like the one on template.  You can print out the tutorial and practice drawing basic beautiful eyes to create your own face if you’re a more advanced artist and don’t want a pattern / template.
I made a lovely infographic (that is perfectly pin-able, hint hint) for my first installment of my free painting workshop How to Draw a Pretty Face – Week One : Eyes

In this blog workshop free painting series you can expect to learn how to draw all  the basics of a pretty female face:

  • How to Draw Eyes (You are Here ^_^)
  • How to Paint Eyes
  • How to Draw Noses
  • How to Paint Noses
  • How to Draw Lips
  • How to Paint Lips
  • How to Draw the Face (facial structure) and Ears
  • How to Draw Hair
  • How to Paint Hair
  • Bringing it all together

Plus:

    • How to Mix Custom Skintone Colors
    • How to Choose a Canvas
    • Types of Paint : Quick and Easy Explanation and Reviews
    • Types of Brushes: Quick and Easy Explanation and Reviews (I’m feeling a theme here)
    • Gesso, Mediums, + more: demystifying the whys and whens of using primers and mediums
    • How to Incorporate Mixed Media and Collage elements
    • Where do I go from here?
    • Pinterest drawing and painting Inspiration

I know there will be a lot more additions to this list too, because I want to include everything I know about drawing and painting a pretty face in this series.  I want it to be easy to read and follow along and fun for beginners and more advanced painters alike.

If you have questions go ahead and leave a comment so I can answer them & add them to the tutorial.

<3 Kat