Drawing the Eyes with Color Pencils
Drawing the eyes with color pencils.
When we begin to draw a portrait we should start with the eyes as they are the most important feature of the face. If we look at a face, we instinctively look first at the eyes because they tell us so much about the person. There is an old saying that ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’ which means that they openly communicate the emotional and psychological state of the subject. They can express how that person is feeling: whether they are happy or sad, sincere or deceitful, calm or anxious, content or angry and so on.
It is best to deal with such a major feature at the start of the drawing. If you get the eyes right at the beginning of the portrait, it will boost your confidence to continue. If you get them wrong, then you have not wasted your time over the rest of the portrait when you have to start over again.
Please follow the steps below to explore the process and techniques used to build up our color pencil drawing of the eyes.