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Akara's Eye Tutorial by Xx-xXaKaRaXx-Xx Akara's Eye Tutorial by Xx-xXaKaRaXx-Xx
First off: Draw the eye.
Simple enough~ <3

2nd: Base Color. I choose blue, cause I love blue~ <3
Make sure this layer is below the lineart!

3rd: Set a multiply layer and use the marker to draw the "eye rings". Some people do this after step 4...
I also play around with the opacity on the layer to get what I want.

My Marker Settings:
Density: 75
Blending: 50
Persistence: 32

4th: Set a multiply layer. Add the shading. Use water color tool to blend.
I also play around with the opacity layer. Also I make the layer under the "eye Ring" layer.

My watercolor settings:
Density: 76
Blending: 51
Dilution: 100
Persistence: 9

5th: Add highlights.
I usually use about 4 layers set on Luminosity. These layers are sit in between the "shading" layer and the "eye ring" layer.

Oh this is usually for girl eyes. For guys I leave off the heart and the 3rd layer and limit the white circles.

The highlights include:
1 layer: A heart in the middle of the smaller eye ring. Tiny lines in between the eye rings.
2 Layer: Two lines on the outside of the darker eye rings.
3 Layer: Two lines coming from the side of the eye.
4 Layer: The white circles

6th: Add a layer above the eye ring layer.
Use whatever tool you like and color it in with a light color up till the top of the inner eye ring.
Lower the opacity to around 5-10% (it varies).

7th: Color the eyebrows.
I usually take the color of the hair and make it so dark it's almost black. Then a take a brush and add a highlight in the middle.
Color the white of the eye. Don't forget to do this. It looks rather silly if you don't.

And then you are done~ <3
I hope you enjoyed this crappy tutorial and my bad handwriting.

I told myself I would never do a tutorial but people kept asking me to do one.
So there you go people. o3o;;

Oh this is a tutorial for Paint Tool SAI. should be able to use a similar process in other programs?
A-Bounded-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Nicely done😃😃😃😃
yggdradia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute heart shape highlight :heart:
Xx-xXaKaRaXx-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Dia-Chan~<333
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