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