Welcome to a new Gimp tutorial! Today we will try to draw a manga eye through the graphics tablet.

First connect the graphics tablet and open up a new document (I’m using an A4 300 dpi). Start sketching an eye on the graphics tablet with pencil and dynamics “Pressure Opacity“.

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I suggest to the ones who have a graphics tablet that can detect the pen pressure, not to exaggerate when drawing the first sketch.

Try to better define the eye: you can slightly press down on the contours, untile you get something similar:

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If you want, you can quickly color the draw to have an idea of the final result.

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Now create a new layer and select path tool to surround the eye, set the brush size to 35px.

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Once you have positioned the path, click on modify —>Sketch path. Click on sketch with a tool in the window just opened, then click on sketch.

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Create a new layer in order to draw the eyelid. Draw them with path tool, and apply a layer mask to make the central part opaque. In this way you will create an effect as in the image below:

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Create a new layer called “Color” and color the iris.

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To draw the eyelashes, create a new layer and set dynamics to pencil generic: the more you reduce the pen pressure, the more the brush size becomes small.

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Now color the eye contours. Select brush tool without dynamics and color around the eye, you will get an image like this:

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You only need to make some shades and a little retouching. Select a darker color than the base one and click on brush with dynamics “Pressure opacity“: it will be like using a pastel.

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If you prefer a more marked shade, more appropriate for a Manga draw, you can remove the dynamics from the brush and draw the shades.

This will be your final artwork:

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