In today’s lesson, we will continue to fill in your drawing by shading in the iris and pupil. This is perhaps the most important detail in your drawing and it will really bring everything to life.

In this video, I’ll show you how to draw realistic eyes and shade the iris to give it a “glassy” and shiny look:

As you can see, it’s not all that hard to draw a really realistic looking iris. To be honest, if I worked on that drawing a little bit longer I could make it look even more polish.

So now it’s your turn to try it yourself.


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It’s a very beginner-friendly course that walks you through all the basics of portraiture, from constructing a basic head, facial proportions, drawing the features, and finally drawing a realistic portrait step-by-step.

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