Drawing the Eyes according to the Face Proportion
How to place the Eyes correctly on the Head?
We've talked about drawing Angular Eyes, Rectangular Eyes and even Round Eyes but we still haven't talked about the relative position between them and the rest of the Face and how they look on different Head Positions, so let's quickly go through it.
According to the Head Position, the Eye will be drawn differently
For example, when the head is looking to the side most of the eyes will have a Cone-like shape, going into a sharp corner.
But if you're doing a Round or Rectangular shape you will have to adapt it accordingly, so change your Eyes to the relative shapes when seen from the side! (For example for a more Rectangular shape it would look less sharp on the corner and rather more rounded and rectangular)
What about if the Head was Looking Up?
The same principle applies, just tilt the shapes according to your Base Shape and Face Proportion and keep going.
To help you with this you can create Guidelines going from one Ear to the Other following the general Head Shape.
"Isn't that Cheating?"
NO. This will help you immensely at the beginning and if you nail this Technique down you'll be using it for a long time in the future.
What if the head is Looking Down?
If the head is looking down, draw the Guidelines as before (if you want to, if you already feel comfortable placing the Eye you can skip this step) and then draw it according to the shape you're doing pointing down. Keep in mind that when you're looking down your Eyelid tends to cover a Bigger part of the Eye, so change that accordingly to how low your Character is looking!
Tip: Also feel free to play around with Sizes for the Eyes, Larger Eyes tend to feel more Juvenile and Cuter or Simplistic Character, while Smaller Eyes are more for more Focused and Meaner Characters. On a side note a Regular Size make the character look more Confident. (You can also change the Face Proportion to match your Character Style)
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