Large, innocent, and soulful. Small, cocky, and sensual.
Aside from the lips, the eyes are the first features that come to an artist’s mind when describing a person or entity. At one point in time or the other, you would have heard a famous pop star belt out a ballad about a lover’s beautiful eyes or would have read a steamy novel describing the intricate details of the wonders of the eyes.
The eyes, distinctive and alluring, can often be likened to fingerprints or snowflakes as they are unique to each individual in terms of shape, color, and size. The color of the human eyes depends majorly on the melanin content. Chances are, the more melanin content you possess, the darker your eyes would be.
For this reason, bearers of rich brown eyes, the most common eye color possess the highest melanin content and are more protected from the sun. Studies have shown that the bearers of hazel eyes possess the most melanin after those with brown eyes. Research and statistics have also proved that green eyes are the least common eye color. Of course, there are also sporadic cases of individuals with heterochromia iridus, which refers to a situation where a person has different colored eyes.
Throughout history, the eyes have often been called “the windows to the soul” as they often reflect and reveal the varying emotions we feel. Eyes also symbolize honesty amongst humans as you would have often heard conversations where one individual would ask the other to look them in the eye when trying to get the truth. Eyes often symbolize vision, enlightenment, awareness, prophecy, and omnipresence.
This tutorial is designed to provide a simplified guide you should follow when trying to reproduce the perfect sketch of the eyes. Without further ado, let’s begin!