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Brandi's Anime eye Tutorial in SAI by BrandiMuffin Brandi's Anime eye Tutorial in SAI by BrandiMuffin
Feel free to ask any questions.
I've been asked so many times to do this, so here it is.

I wanted to hold off on uploading it until later but I decided I might as well for now.

I hope this is easy to understand. Remember that there are thousands of ways to do eyes, this is just one method, and I don't even always use this method!

Enjoy ^^


EDIT: :iconneozaki: pointed out how when I copied and flipped the image that the lighting of the eye shouldn't necessarily be the same on both sides so I edited the lighting. I didn't bother changing the shading because for a front view like that it's not likely to be too different. :>


But that's right kids... if you copy and paste an eye, try not to keep the highlights the exact same unless you have specific lighting for it that indicates it making sense!
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:iconfluffylittlethings:
fluffylittlethings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i did it! :D it looks great than you!
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:iconfluffylittlethings:
fluffylittlethings Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i actually might be able to follow this! thank you!
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:iconcheruchu:
Cheruchu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! I am new to drawing eye's and it was really helpful! 
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:iconquietlyinsane24:
QuietlyInsane24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist
cool!
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:iconmoonwolfyouthotaku:
MoonwolfYouthOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:icondave-yerushalaim:
Dave-Yerushalaim Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   General Artist
Que bonito. ^w^
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:iconnightpoolwr:
NightpoolWR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
awesome!
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:iconhappyadventurer:
HappyAdventurer Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much!
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:iconakapenguchan:
akapenguchan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
THanks!!!
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:iconkaoyux:
Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I'm writing to let you know that I featured your tutorial in my Art Features journal :pointr: [link]
Please consider adding it to your favorites. Thank you for your time and the work you did in creating your Tutorial! ^o^
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:iconfou-yuuya:
Fou-Yuuya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
like this tutorial :D
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:iconpan-loves:
pan-loves Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks for the great tutorial :)

I am new to Sai, and as a beginner, the tutorial was relatively easy to follow.

Loving the eyes! :D
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad I could be of some help. Thanks so much for the thoughtful reply! :heart:
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:iconsourismaus:
SourisMaus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This tutorial is really helpful. I use a ton of layers too. I'll have to try this when I get another tablet.
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks glad you like it :)
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:iconyumethenekomata:
yumethenekomata Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
this is amazing but why we use a different layer for every shade? i don't get what layers do
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
It makes the colors separate so that you can change them individually without having to change everything at once, so it's more customizable.
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:iconsmallpaperstars:
SmallPaperStars Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thank you so much for making this tutorial. :) It's really helpful, especially since I'm new to SAI. ^^
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:iconnekohimi:
NekoHimi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay:la: Now me can make desu eyes too X3 Thank you for making this:la:
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem! Thanks for liking it ^^
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:iconreirarei-chan:
reirarei-chan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
beautiful tutorial, thank you~
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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:iconwodenvonbyers:
WodenVonByers Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This method is awesome!
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you ;w;
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:iconpandiepockets:
PandiePockets Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wows this helped <3
exapt idk what ur talking about in example 12 o ~ o so i skipped it </3
but thanks >:o ~
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:iconthebrokenlimit:
TheBrokenLimit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew some eyes using this tutorial in ArtRage!
[link]
You really can draw these in almost any art program =)
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I can see that! You did awesomely :)
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student
Hey Brandi... Where's the multiply tool for SAI? I'm still new to sai, so i don't know where everything is >w<
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Digital Artist
It's right next to blend mode in a drop down menu above the layers~
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student
Yeah i found it like an hour later >w<.. This tutorial was a lot of help actually. But Then i forgot how to copy and flip the eye to make two eyes XD.. So now im just going to do outlines before I start coloring XD
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you figured it out :D

you flip by selecting what you want to flip, going to layer->duplicate, then going to layer->flip horizontal
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student
awesome thanks <3 I'll remember that for later use for sure.
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:iconbakakumatengu:
BakaKumaTengu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this will work nicely with the picture im working on, thx :D
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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:iconbakakumatengu:
BakaKumaTengu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconsamonsea:
Samonsea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
that helped me alot! here is my finished picture [link] I used the same colors just to make it a bt easyer for me.
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad I could help. You did an awesome job ^^
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:iconsamonsea:
Samonsea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
ty
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:iconredchain:
RedChain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This looks helpful. ^^
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad it helped, thanks for the fav ^^
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:iconneozaki:
Neozaki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Personally I would not mirror the shading/shine on eyes.
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Lol now it's bothering me I think imma change it. :I I just wanted it flipped for example purposes dammit! Not to show what it should actually look like! But I might accidentally be teaching something bad. :<
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
It works in some lighting situations, but not all. In this case of an example- there is no defined light source. But yeah I wouldn't recommend it generally- that's why I didn't say anything about it. ^^;
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
-keeping this- this is very helpful <3 Thank yous.
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
no problem~ Thanks for liking it ^^
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
Of course. When my hand gets out of the brace, i think I'm going to play around on making eyes so i can use that tut. :3
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome! And sorry about your hand :<
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
its okay :3. And yeah.
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:iconaeriii:
aeriii Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love this guide ♥ although I don't use SAI, maybe I'll consider using it if I cannot find a way to do something similar on GIMP xD ♪ great job on the tutorial, and I like that you provided those brush strokes for what you added in each step :hug: Thanks very much for providing this~~
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:iconbrandimuffin:
BrandiMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome, thank YOU ^^
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