How to draw lips

How to draw lips (mouth): girls, women, ladies. Step-by-step guide to drawing realistic lips. This easy to follow tutorial will show you how to draw a mouth, upper lip and lower lip, and how to shade with a traditional pencil.

There have been many requests for this, so here we go!

I don’t usually study individual parts of the body, but it’s good to really observe how lips are placed, formed and behave. I usually place them depending on the context. Remember, when you put the individual piece in different contexts, things change. For example, if lighting comes in to play, you will have to paint or draw according to the light source and what you really see (shape and form), not what you think you know about lips.

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Watch and learn from this video tutorial on how to draw lips.

In some contexts, the mouth and lips may no longer look like what you imagine they would; you will just have to illustrate what you really see and try to capture the shape and value, instead of trying to draw a mouth or lips. This tutorial on lips assumes the light is coming from directly above and in front of her face. If the light changes direction, the lips should be drawn and rendered differently. However, don’t worry about that this time; after all, this is just a basic study tutorial. Have fun!

Since you aren’t just going to be drawing lips alone, I suggest you watch the video below
Basic face drawing part 1 proportion

Drawing portrait Part 3 what to shade shadow and what are planes of face.

Learn to Draw Face Portrait Shading and render sample video tutorial.

Below are step by step images how to draw lips to go along with the drawing video tutorial:

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Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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