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Anime Eye Reference #2 (Color)


Anime Eyes:

Reference Sheet #1.

To create variety you should experiment, have fun, and study other people's works~! :D


Notes
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1. A pretty standard anime girl eye. Notice the eyebrow is thin.

2. A constrastingly more "seductive" eye. Usually there is makeup, a more angular eyebrow, thicker lashes, and the pupil/iris does not reach the bottom lid. Often, they refuse to meet your gaze--so that the impact is more seductive when they do finally meet your gaze. Generally, this would be a woman's eye.

3. A sort of demon eye. Try to use flat colors--it makes it seem less human. Of course, the pupil being weird shapes also helps. Try going for animal looking eyes. Few lashes and a small upper lid add to the non-human effect.

4. Read "OMG WTF AHHH!"

5. I wish my grass were emo so it would cut itself.
Lots of shines here people. Because the water makes it shiny. Break up the tears at the bottom of the eye. Make the person squint a little like they're trying to blink away tears. Usually try to make it as though they're looking down. Sad people generally look down. Eyebrow shape is important here, but it can vary depending on how sad, upset, or happy they are. Crying can be happy, too. But crying happy eyes are usually more open.

6. Side view. Different shape, the pupil is more towards the front of the eye, and it's got a different shape, too. Notice it's not a V shape at the back of the eye. There's still room between the top lid and the bottom.


7. You can use rings around the pupils to add a little style.
Sometimes this can make robot characters.

8. Play around, make crazy "fashion" eyes, or just really stylized, like if you're entire picture has lots of swirls and curls.

9. Another pretty common eye design--there's texture around the iris similar to a real eye.

10. The upsidedown pupil. I most often see this on depressed characters. Naturally depressed, or mostly depressed. I drew it without an eyebrow--because even without a brow it still seems kind of sad.

11. The flat top, kind of angry brow makes for characters who are often angry. You'd think, "they get upset easy". ...
In anime, redheads often have this eye shape--because stereotyping says redheads are firey. FIREY. :D

12. Kind of an oriental shape. Play with the shape and position of the pupils, you can get some cool results.

13. A lot closer to being more realistic, you'll see it in lots of shojo manga*. Notice how you can almost see the entire outline of the eye, and the pupil looks more like a real pupil. Everything seems to point more towards being real.





* Shojo manga is manga generally directed at girls and women.





Good luck! Please let me know what you think! <3
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:iconmoniimon018:
moniimon018 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
hi, I'm new to this and your anime eyes are great and very helpful :)
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Suuno Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I like 1, 4 and 10 a lot c:
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:iconsebastain2424:
sebastain2424 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
interesting work
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! c:
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sebastain2424 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yo welcome ey wanna be friends
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nikkitiawaters Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love #5 and i love how yhu tell what each one is, it's very helpful :)
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you find it helpful. :3
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:iconthereapersapprentice:
TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would just like to let you know that the only reason why I'm downloading the image is so that I can see it at school. Deviantart is blocked at my school and I am working on a project with my friend and I believe this would be helpful. I'll be deleting it from my ipod once I am done. Is this alright with you?
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's fine to use it and even keep it on your ipod for as long as you need. I hope it helps you! :D
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:iconthereapersapprentice:
TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thank you much! =D
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:iconthereapersapprentice:
TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean flashdrive o-o
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Clauddy89LSK Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I love the ":omg:" eye. :) OMG!!! :XD:
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hee, thank you! c:
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Clauddy89LSK Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:)
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wnter06 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
good
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. c:
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KINGXIII Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already used this twice today, thanks!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Horray~! :D I'm glad it could help. c:
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LeonsBlood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
thus guves me ideas of emotions tahnx bud :3
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad that it helps you C:
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:iconnerdkingx75x:
nerdkingx75x Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The "OMG" eye really helping me with a drawing thank you fer that :)
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha xD That's awesome, I'm glad it's helping :D
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:iconnerdkingx75x:
nerdkingx75x Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yer welcome really needed help cause my anime eyes look crap
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Narutodippy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
THANK YOU!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :3
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:iconarchangel-urza:
Archangel-Urza Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
thanks for the help
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome. :3
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:iconpeachgrl21:
peachgrl21 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These things are sooo darn useful!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you~! I'm glad you find it useful :D
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TruxTheRealOne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this, #1 was what I was looking for :)
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad that it helped. :D
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teddileah Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
X) this is awesome! Thank so much! I noticed in my drawings that the expressions are too similar! Much appreciated!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad this helped. :D
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molly-s612 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That helps a lot! Thanks!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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SilverSongAlchemist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I think I could use this.
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic, I hope so. :3
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MystiqueEnchantress Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely eyes. My fave is the 9.
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you~
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:iconmystiqueenchantress:
MystiqueEnchantress Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob at all.

Your avatar is simply funny. If I look too long, I'll be dizzy =D wahaha nice one!
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:iconpatricitia432:
patricitia432 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Artist
i luv anime eyes
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Me too! :3
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xXWolfDogXx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
:O this helped a lot!
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm very glad. :D
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xHappyxEmoXFanx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
i want to learn anime really bad :( i cant draw very well and if i posted anything people would make fun of me....
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
It takes practice to be good at anything! Just practice and you will learn. People will not always be nice, that's just a part of life, but if you hang in there you'll get better. :)
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dancingsnowangels Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
This is very nice, even though number 5 looked depressed and number 10 looked surprised.
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:iconjemmeh:
Jemmeh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. They're supposed to show some emotion. :)
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dancingsnowangels Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I know its just the one you said looked depressed, looked surprised to me.
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cutecrossbones Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
omg i like number 2 :D
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