Are you an avid manga fan or a beginner artist looking to hone your digital painting skills? If yes, then it’s time to sharpen your brushes and get ready for the ultimate step-by-step guide to mastering manga eye painting in Krita 5.1.3! Whether you’re aiming to create stunning character designs or just want to improve your overall artistic abilities, this blog post is packed with expert tips and tricks that will take your artwork to the next level. So grab a cup of coffee, put on some relaxing music, and let’s dive into the world of digital art together!

What You Will Need

To complete this manga eye painting exercise, you will need the following supplies:

1. A piece of Bristol board or similar heavy paper

2. Krita software (downloadable for free online)

3. A Wacom tablet or other digital drawing tablet (optional but recommended)

4. Reference photos of manga eyes (can be found online or in magazines/books)

5. Pencils

6. Erasers

7. Black, white, and gray markers or pens

8. Colored pencils or crayons (optional)

9. Fine-tipped black pen (for inking)

10. Scanner and printer (optional but recommended)

1. A drawing tablet: Wacom or Huion are great brands, but many others will work just fine!

2. A digital art program: I use and recommend Krita, but you can use Photoshop, GIMP, PaintTool SAI, etc.

3. A reference image: I’m using this lovely eye as my reference today. You can find plenty of references online by doing a quick search.

4. Time and patience: Manga eyes can be tricky, so don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries to get it right!

Now let’s get started!

1. A copy of Krita software

2. A drawing tablet

3. A reference image or two of eyes to use as a guide

4. Time and patience!

Now that you have all the materials you need, let’s get started on painting some manga eyes in Krita!

To complete this manga eye painting exercise, you will need the following supplies:

-A piece of paper

-A black pen or pencil

-A ruler or a straight edge

-A white gel pen (optional)

-Colored pencils (optional)

Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you are ready to begin!

In this tutorial, we’ll be painting manga eyes in Krita. For this exercise, you will need:

-A drawing tablet and stylus. I’m using a Wacom Intuos Pro Small.

-Krita 4.0 or higher. You can download it for free from

-The Krita brushes that come with the program. If you’re using an earlier version of Krita, you can find them here.

-A reference photo or two of manga eyes. You can find plenty of these online, or use one of your drawings.

Step One: Sketching the Shape of the Eye

Sketching the shape of the eye is the first step in painting a manga eye. The shape of the eye can be drawn in many ways, but the most important thing to remember is that the eyes should be symmetrical. To sketch the shape of the eye, start by drawing a small circle in the center of the paper. Then, draw two curved lines that come out from the sides of the circle and meet at a point. These lines will be used to sketch the upper and lower eyelids. Finally, draw two small circles at the ends of the curved lines to complete the sketch of the eye.

Step Two: Filling in the Iris

Now that the outline of the iris is complete, it’s time to fill it in. For this part of the exercise, you’ll need a small brush and a light touch.

Start by painting the innermost part of the iris with a light color. Then, gradually add darker colors to the mix, working your way outward. When you reach the edge of the iris, make sure to use a very thin brush so that you don’t overdo it.

Finally, once the color is complete, add some shading around the outside of the iris to give it more depth. And that’s it! Your manga eye is now complete.

Step Three: Adding Depth and Shading

To add depth and shading to your painting, you will need to first select the appropriate colors. For this example, we will be using dark blue for the iris, light blue for the highlight, and white for the pupil.

Once you have your colors selected, you will want to start by adding in the darkest color first. In this case, that would be dark blue. Start by painting in a small circle in the center of the iris. Then, working your way outwards, paint in a larger circle around the initial one. Be sure to leave some space between each layer so that the lighter colors can be added later on.

After you have added in the dark blue layer, it’s time to add in the light blue highlight. To do this, simply paint a smaller circle in the very center of the iris. Make sure that this highlight is not too big or too small – it should be just right!

Finally, add in the white pupil by painting a small dot in the very center of the iris. Once again, make sure that this pupil is not too big or too small – it should be just right!

And that’s it! You’ve now successfully added depth and shading to your manga eye painting!

Step Four: Final Touches

1. Step Four: Final Touches

Now that you have your manga eye completely painted, it’s time for some final touches! First, take a small brush and add some highlights to the iris of the eye. You can use white or light blue for this. Then, add some dark shadows around the edge of the eye using a dark color like black or brown. Finally, add some eyelashes and eyebrows if desired. Your manga eye is now complete!

Complete Exercise

In this exercise, we’ll be painting manga eyes using the Krita software. We’ll start by creating a new file and setting up our workspace. Then, we’ll sketch out our eyes on separate layers. Once we have our sketches ready, we’ll begin painting in the eyes on the lower layer. We’ll start with the iris and work our way outwards. After the iris is complete, we’ll add the pupil on a new layer. Finally, we’ll paint the sclera (white of the eye) and add some final details.

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