Anime Eye Drawing

Start by drawing the overall shape of the eye and the crease, you can use a variety of shapes to express the characteristics of the eye that you are drawing. The shapes can be broken into 3 categories, you have rounded eyes, triangular eyes and rectangular ones. When you are drawing an anime character that is staring to cry draw the eyes squinted. Draw the bottom eyelashes/eyelids curved inwards and slightly lowered towards the outer part of the eye. Draw the top eyelashes/eyelids less curved than normal and also slightly lowered towards the outer part of the eye. In anime and manga, eyes are drawn in various degrees of stylization. Human anatomy in anime is stylized often to the point of being unrealistic, yet still very recognizable as the anime counterpart of the real world person the artwork is describing. This is an important point.

Anime Eyes

This is a perfect, but hard tutorial, on how to draw eyes for your anime-drawing. This may take some time and effort, but after this tutorial, you can experiment and make up your own variations!

This tutorial teaches you how to draw perfect eyes for your anime-drawings!

  • Step 1 Go to the place where you need your eyes in your drawing, or just draw your own in a new document!

  • Step 2 Draw the outer lines of the eye;

  • Step 3 Then, give the eye some color, behind the outer lines!

  • Step 4 On a new layer, set it to multiply and with the same color, draw a cirle and 2 diagonal lines and cover it up to make it look that shadow;
    Then lower the opacity and press CTRL+G

  • Step 5 Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and blur it a little…

  • Step 6 Place a white orb on a new layer and press CTRL+G

  • Step 7 Add a simple black outer glow;

  • Step 8Then lower the fill to 0%

  • Step 9 With the Pen-Tool, add some black shade and lower the opacity;

  • Step 10 Add 2 white orbs on a new layer;

  • Step 11 Then create a new layer, fill it with white or black and go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise and set it to the max;

  • Step 12 Then Filter>Blur>Radial Blur and set it to ZOOM and BEST;

  • Step 13 Then select a circle, and go to Select>Feather and choose 20px and press delete;

  • Step 14 Place it under all grouped layers once you pressed CTRL+G;

  • Step 15 Then change the base-color with CTRL+U and you’re done!

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This tutorial explains how to draw crying anime and manga eyes in four different variations as well as how to place anime eyes on the head. It also has some basic example of drawing a crying face overall but the main focus is on the eyes.

For more tutorials on drawing anime eyes you can also check:

First of all to draw crying eyes properly it is important to draw the whole head. A large part of it will be drawing the tears that are running down the face. Therefore this tutorial has some overlapping information from some of the tutorials listed above.

For drawing different types of anime heads you can see:

Anime Eye Drawing Reference

Anime Eye Drawing

Anime Cartoon Eyes

Drawing Anime and Manga Style Eyes on the Head

The placement of anime eyes on the head can vary depending on style. One good way to place anime eyes on the head is to draw the overall shape of the head and draw a horizontal line directly through the middle of it. Draw the eyes directly below this line.

The eyes should be far enough apart so that you can place a third eye in the middle.

Anime Eye Drawing

Drawing Tearing Up Anime & Manga Eyes

When you are drawing an anime character that is staring to cry draw the eyes squinted. Draw the bottom eyelashes/eyelids curved inwards and slightly lowered towards the outer part of the eye. Draw the top eyelashes/eyelids less curved than normal and also slightly lowered towards the outer part of the eye. Draw the eyebrows in a slight upside down curve with the inner part of the eyebrows raised and the outer part lowered.

Finally draw small tear drops at the tear ducts towards the inner parts of the eyes.

Drawing Anime & Manga Eyes With Tears

Use the same directions as the previous example but draw the tears covering the entire bottom part of each eye. Make their outlining shapes sort of hang off of the edges of the bottom eyelids. Like they are about to spill out.

Drawing Crying Anime & Manga Eyes

Again use the same directions as in the first example but draw the eyes slightly more squinted and draw the eyebrows slightly closer together.

Draw the tears coming out of the outer side of the eyes running down the cheek (in a traditional anime fashion). Be sure to draw the stream of tears in a slight curve as they will be “hugging” the shape of the face. Draw some tears coming from the inner parts of the eye as well but don’t draw these running all the way down (to make the drawing look more natural).

Drawing Bawling Anime Eyes

For bawling really upset eyes draw them fully closed in upside down curve (really you are just drawing the eyelashes). Draw the eyebrows further down even closer together than the previous examples. You can also draw a few wrinkles to emphasize that the eyebrows are really squeezed together.

Draw the tears in the same pattern as the previous example but further down the face (you can experiment). You can also add a few tear drops falling down near the chin (the tears will roll down the face and gather at the bottom).

How To Draw Anime Eyes Printable

Conclusion

Anime Eye Drawing Crying

Drawing crying anime eye and tears is not all that complicated as tears can run down in a variety of patters. But having some references certainly helps. If we were to combine these examples we could almost have a mini animation of an anime character going from starting to cry to all out bawling.

For more tutorials on drawing different types of anime and manga style emotions you can see:

Anime Eye Drawing Template

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