Tears are the salty liquid that leaks from our eyes when we cry. Although we most often associate tears with pain or sadness, they can be shed during happy times as well - for instance, when we laugh heartily; in times of great joy, such as the birth of a child; and in times of relief, such as the return of a loved one who had been in danger.
There are, in fact, three different types of tears. Our eyes constantly produce basal tears, which keep the eyes moist and inhibit infection. Reflex tears occur in response to a stimulus, such as when something gets in your eye, when you smell strong fumes, or eat spicy foods. This type of tear also forms when you cough or yawn. Finally, psychic tears are the kind shed in response to strong emotions.
When draw, tears often assume the "teardrop" shape - a curved figure that is rounded on the bottom and has a point on top. You, however, may wish to draw a more realistic depiction of a person shedding tears. If so, you've come to the right place. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Each step of this tear-themed drawing guide includes a detailed illustration as well as explanatory text. Notice the light blue lines in each picture, as these indicate new lines to be added to your drawing. Also, if you have access to crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints, you may wish to use these to shade your picture when complete.
1. Begin by drawing a curved line. Draw a second curved line, connected on one end at a sharp point and on the other using a short, straight line. Shade the shape. This will form the upper lid of the eye.
2. Repeat this process, forming a mirror image of the eyelid opposite the first. Again, draw two curved lines connected by a short, straight line, and shade the figure.
3. Draw several tiny triangles on the outside corner of each eye, and shade within them. These triangles indicate eyelashes. Draw a curved line below each eye. This will form the eye's lower lid.
4. Enclose a circle within each eye, between the upper and lower lids. This forms the iris, or colored portion, of the eye.
5. Extend a curved line from the inner side of each upper lid. Then, draw the eyebrows above the lids. For each brow, draw two curved lines, allowing the lines to meet in sharp points on each end. Then, draw a short, curved line beneath each brown, indicating the wrinkling of the brow caused by sad emotions.
6. Draw tears escaping from one eye. Using a long, curved line, enclose an irregular, elongated shape. Beneath this shape, enclose a smaller teardrop shape.
7. Draw tears escaping from the other eye. Again, draw an irregular, elongated shape using a long, curved line. Beneath this shape, enclose a couple of teardrop shapes.
8. Draw more teardrops around the tears already drawn.
9. Draw a circle within each eye to form the eye's pupil. Within the pupil, enclose two overlapping ovals of different sizes. Shade the pupil around the ovals. Then, to give the eyes a watery appearance, enclose circles of different sizes atop the white part of the eye.
10. Color your eyes, but don't stop there. Check out our other tutorials, such as the nose, mouth, ears, and hair, and learn to complete your drawing of a crying face.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.