How to draw manga eyes

Draw mouth and eyes

This manga drawing tutorial shows, in a nutshell, how to draw the eyes and mouth on a manga character's face. A more detailed tutorial on drawing manga eyes and more can be found in the main section Drawing Manga.

The mouth

The mouth can be shaped with just a few strokes.
A narrow middle line (with a closed mouth), a small upper and a lower line that indicate the lips.

If you don't know how to draw an open mouth, it's best to consult a mirror and watch your mouth in the mirror.

The eye

When it comes to the eye, you have to make sure that you let the eyelids follow the curve of the eyeball and not just make a straight line.

You can change a look with just a few lines.

From reticent to anger, you basically only need to set a few lines differently.

  • eyebrows
  • Eyelid crease
  • small wrinkles under the eye when the eyes are squeezed together

Different variants of eyes for manga characters