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EYES 4: Grell Sutcliff by Lily-Draws EYES 4: Grell Sutcliff by Lily-Draws
I Like to keep my tutorials clean and more step-by-step like, so here are some tips I didn't put on the picture!

1. The shape.
- Have you noticed how most of the kuroshitsuji male eyes are sharp with a lot of edges while female eyes are soft and round? Grell's are neither! They have a little bit of sharpness but the shape is mostly round, more like an almond actually. This adds to his feminine looks.

2. Grell's Eyebrows
- Even though Grell smiles, his eyebrows are always bent as if he's concerned or sad. This, along with the sharp teeth, are Grell-signatures, and remembering to draw these things will help your character look like Grell.

3. Grell <3 False Lashes
- Go crazy with the lashes! As seen in the anime, Grell likes to wear make-up and false eyelashes, so go ahead and make the lines a little thicker and add a lot of lashes!

4. The glasses
- Grell's glasses are NOT rectangular, but slightly triangular. Remember to draw the little "holder"-things at the nose. The frames do NOT connect with the middle or the bottom of the glasses, but almost at the top. To add glass to the glasses you can put a thin layer of white with the Airbrush. Don't forget to add the little charm he wears on his glasses.

I use Paint tool SAI, but you should be able to recreate these steps in any programme.

Good Luck!
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William4242564 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you!
I was going to start a Grell-centric picture and really needed this. Now to find a decent (non crazy. Though that's my favorite Grell.) 3/4 view for referance! XP
Lily-Draws Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, good luck with your picture :D
JCandSebby Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ty for this!

i always have trouble with the eyes and glasses.
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
love this show :D
thx 4 the tut ^_^
Lily-Draws Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :D
Margarit-chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Really helpful. Thanks a lot! :)
GrellSutclifff Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thank you! I'm practicing male eyes by doing one of those things where it shows 4 people's eyes in rows. You know what I'm talking about??? I'm doing Grell, Loke from Fairy Tail, Jaune from Rwby and Kyo from Fairy Tail.
TheGreatRayne12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I LOVE LOKE :D (sorry, just had to say it)
deuxofspades Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very helpful, thank you!!
kiekie54321 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thx so much!My result:[link]
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