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How to Draw Anime Eyes – Female [Easy for Beginners]


Lately, I’ve been captivated by the art of drawing chibi and anime characters. Drawing chibi food and girls is my current obsession because they are incredibly cute and addictive to create. Initially, I also felt intimidated by the task of drawing Anime or Chibi eyes, but with consistent practice, I discovered that it becomes easier over time. If you’d like, you can even download my free printable chibi face template here and practice on your own.

Establishing Credibility

Before diving into the tutorial, it’s important to mention that I’ve been honing my skills by referencing various chibi drawing books. Therefore, I highly recommend checking out these books if you’re interested in enhancing your learning experience.

Tools I Use for Drawing Anime Eyes

To bring my digital art to life, I currently rely on the following tools:

  • An iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display
  • An Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Procreate software (a one-time fee of $10)

To gain a deeper understanding of Procreate’s functionalities, I highly recommend exploring an exceptional online course that teaches you how to utilize this software effectively.

Whether you prefer traditional mediums like pencils and fine markers or digital techniques like mine, the tools you choose don’t matter as much as the technique itself.

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Draw Anime Eyes for Beginners

Step 1: Drawing the Eye Outline and Eyelashes

To start, we’ll create two curved lines that form the outline of the eyes. Keep in mind that if you’re drawing a 3/4th view, the eye that is further away from the viewer should be slightly smaller. As we’re drawing digitally, perfection isn’t necessary, and I’ll be using the Studio Pen brush, which is available for free in Procreate.

Once we have the eye outlines, let’s add the eyelashes to both eyes. Following that, we’ll color the shapes to achieve a well-defined eye outline.

To enhance the detail, we’ll proceed by drawing the lower lash line and adding the hoods above the eyes. Take your time with this step. Lastly, we’ll incorporate two irises into the eyes, completing the outline.

Step 2: Adding Color to the Face

Using the Soft Brush in Procreate, I’ll delicately add the character’s skin color behind the eyes. Additionally, with the same brush, I’ll apply a subtle blush beneath the eyes. Gentle hand movements are crucial when using the Soft Brush to avoid harsh lines.

Next, I’ll introduce the white part of the eyes using the dry ink brush and proceed to color the irises. While I’m using purple for this tutorial, feel free to experiment with any color you prefer.

To add depth and shadows, I’ll paint the top part of the irises with a darker hue and blend it seamlessly using the smudge tools. This step creates a captivating effect. Subsequently, I’ll draw pupils in the irises using the darkest shade of the chosen iris color.

Step 3: Adding Highlights

For a more detailed explanation of how I color my digital art, I encourage you to refer to my comprehensive tutorial, which includes a video demonstrating the step-by-step process. Using the Soft Brush, I’ll add two white spots to the eyes. Furthermore, with a light-colored shade, I’ll draw two semi-circles at the bottom of the irises.

To add a touch of vibrancy, I’ll utilize a teal blue shade (with the blending mode set to “Add” and opacity to 15%) to create circular lines at the bottom of the irises. Additionally, highlights can be added to the cheeks.

Lastly, let’s introduce shadows using a medium purple tone (blending mode: “Multiply”, opacity: 25%) under the top row of eyelashes. This step adds dimension and depth to the eyes.


Mastering the art of drawing Anime and Chibi characters requires time and practice. If you’re interested in exploring more tutorials on chibi, please leave a comment below. For additional resources, check out my other posts on drawing chibi here.

Supplementing your learning journey, I recommend browsing through books that provide guidance on drawing anime and chibi faces, as well as anime hairstyles. Furthermore, for those seeking to enhance their drawing skills as a hobby or even pursue it professionally, I highly recommend an exceptional online course that teaches you how to draw manga characters from scratch. By using the code “STRAYCURLS-10,” you can avail a 10% discount on this course.

Remember, all you need to get started is a pencil and paper. This detailed course offers tremendous value at an affordable price. Don’t miss out, check it out here.

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Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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