|Click on any of the above images to see David Kassan's Drawing the Eyes.
That is no small task, no doubt about it. Yet hundreds of
thousands of us search every year online about how to draw eyes. Mostly, I
think, because we take drawing eyes for granted. All you need is an oval, a
circle, and a dot, right? That's all it takes.
But once you leave the fourth grade, that kind of depiction
just doesn't cut it anymore—I know, I've tried. But my problem was that I
didn't even know where to start with drawing eyes because I couldn't get past
what I thought I should be doing. But
my faulty perception was based on a flattening of the object in question and a
lack of anatomical knowledge.
Artist and instructor David Kassan has no such hindrances.
He is practically an ace at drawing figures and capturing a likeness. His
newest video on drawing eyes takes us through the foundational steps of
"building" the eye with light and shadow, and along the way he narrates the
drawing's development, discussing moments in the process that are tricky or
After watching Kassan...several times...I do feel like I can go
beyond my elementary attempts at drawing the eye. And that is a boon because
breaking down this one feature of the face opens up so many more possibilities
for when we are drawing faces. Kassan's expertise is well worth. Enjoy Drawing the Eyes with David Kassan!