Drawing Realistic Cat Eyes

Drawing Realistic Cat Eyes

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Step 10

cat eye pencil drawing

On this step you will add another layer to the iris, taking your progresso pencil lightly draw a continous ‘w’ shaped line where its indicated above. These will be other shadows from some more highlights. Take your color blender and make the same outline over it, this will blend it into the rest of the iris. If the outline is too visible, you can press a bit harder on each end with the blender, this blend the ends of the outline into the iris. You will also blend the bottom of the light reflection to the iris. This will give it much more realism and it wont look like a big white shape on the iris.


Step 11

cat eye pencil drawing

Now with the 2h pencil you will lightly cover the whole iris, this will again evenly darken the dark and light areas. Just Make sure you don’t go over the light reflection. Well the eye is basically done. Adding more detail around the eye, such as hair will add much more realism. I will give a brief description on how i added the hair here, but later on i will give an in depth tutorial on how i draw hair.


Step 12

cat eye pencil drawing

The main concept that i use when i draw hair is negative drawing, you can read the tutorial here to understand what it is. For hair i use the stylus tool, in this case a pen with no ink. I indent the hair with the stylus and when i run the pencil over that area, the indented areas will not be covered in pencil. Presto!!! instant hair :). Its actually not that simple because you have to understand how hair actually flows before you can start adding the hair with the stylus, but that is the basis of how i draw hair. I recommend using a thicker paper such as bristol vellum or bristol smooth, this makes using the stylus much easier. Make sure not to press to hard or else you’ll go through paper. Once you understand it you will know how to indent and where to put down the pencil. On the image above you can see where i indented with the stylus and then ran the pencil over.




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