How to Draw a Crying Eye

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How to Draw a Crying Eye
Drawing a crying eye is the first step before drawing an entire crying face. (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

While drawing people is something that all sketch artists work on their entire lives, drawing people experiencing different types of emotions is the work of advanced sketch artists. For example, to sketch people laughing, screaming or crying is indeed a difficult task as you have to capture all the tiny lines instantly created in the face and portray them with accuracy. A wise approach to such a task is to take it in steps. For example, before you attempt to draw a grieving or weeping person, start first with just a crying eye.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Sketchpad
  • Picture of crying person

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  1. 1

    Draw the curved line of an eyebrow for your chosen eye, right or left. Half an inch underneath the eyebrow, draw two horizontal, parallel lines, slightly shorter in length than the eyebrow you drew.

  2. 2

    Draw the oval, slightly almond shape of the eye, in between the two parallel lines you just drew. Add the round shape of the iris and pupil. Outline the eye shape all around, creating a thin border.

  3. 3

    Add tick marks all around the eye, representing the eyelashes. Start to create marks of shine from tears in the iris. Do this by drawing a small circle in the lower right side of the iris and a circle at the top left side of the iris.

  4. 4

    Draw a slightly wavy line just above the bottom of the white part of the eye to represent the water filling up at the bottom of the eye. Draw streaming droplets naturally forming out of that filled up water. One or two droplets is enough.

  5. 5

    Go over all your lines, creating shading, texture and contour as necessary. Erase all your guiding lines.

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