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How to Draw Egyptian Eyes

To learn how to draw Egyptian eyes, you need to keep in mind how bold the shapes should be. Yes, you could just draw them with lines, but the eye-popping (sorry!) results will come if you make them thick and fill them in.


Wikipedia states that The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts.

This tutorial is part of my “Draw Egypt” ebook that is coming out soon. I thought I’d share one of the simpler ones so students of all ages could try it out.


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  1. Download Eye of Horus tutorial.
  2. Print a grid template (page 2) for each student on drawing paper.
  3. Screen share or print a tutorial (page 3) for each student.
  4. Students draw the eye according to the tutorial.
  5. They trace the eye and fill it in with a permanent marker, and then color in the background with contrasting colors.

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