dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

How to draw eyes

So. You want to learn from me how to draw an eye, right?

I am so sorry if you truly thought, that I would teach you how to draw an eye. You can check the video here, or here, or here, or here, (etc.) if you want to learn how to draw a realistic eye. These are all great tutorial video's.

Realism. For many there is something magical about that. For many people, I think most people, there is this idea that being able to draw is being able to draw realistically. People who say 'I can't draw' mean that they can't draw realistically.

If I ask my my 6 year old daughter: 'Can you draw eyes?' 
She would never reply: 'No, I can't draw.' 
She would say: 'Yes, sure!'
And she would draw this:

You nor me would ever complain that those are not eyes.

To turn it around: people never tell me that I can't draw. If I tell them that I am a poor drawer, they even start to laugh, as if I was Jamie Oliver saying that he can't cook.

I can't draw an realistic eye. (As all my followers and students know, I can't draw hands either.) Or, probably I can, as it is just a trick. But I am not really interested, so I don't bother.

I draw eyes like these, and I love it!

Share this blog with everyone who ever tells you 'I can't draw' and proove them they are so wrong. Go to  for more fun drawing, painting, illustration, art journaling and mixed media tutorials!

4 opmerkingen:

Helen Tilbury zei

Too cute! Of course they look great!!

Erin DuFrane-Woods zei

Love your non-realistic eyes. I love them. :)

Tessa de Jong zei

Handen zijn gewoon hartjes toch? :-P

Petra zei

Leuk geschreven Marieke! :-D