Start off with drawing the basic eye in a relaxed expression like the example above. From here you’re going to be adjusting the eyes to get a variety of different eye expressions.
To achieve these expressions you can simply adjust the inner part of the eyebrow by dropping it lower.
Take the inner part of the eyebrow and this time instead of dropping it lower; raise it up to get the desired expression. Add some creases in the skin between the eyebrows to heighten the expression.
The key to these expressions is to show more of the white of the eyeball by opening the eyelids. You will also want to raise the eyebrows as the skin slides over the eye sockets.
This expression will have a different look for each eye. The first eye will have the brow lowered, while the second eye will open the eyelids a little more and also raise out the outer edge of the eyebrow.
By changing the direction that the eyes are looking is another was to quickly change the expression.
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