How to draw teeth and lips – 7 easy steps
I haven’t done a drawing tutorial on RapidFireArt in a while, so today I’m going to show you how to draw teeth and lips in a simple way using the following materials: u2013 Blending Stump (with a fine tip) u2013 0.5mm HB and 4B Ain lead. u2013 6B Derwent Graphic Pencil. u2013 Canson Sketch Paper.
Step 1: Draw a Hammock Shape
Draw a hammock shape with a vertical line down the middle, two diagonal lines on each side, and two curves about a third or quarter of the way up, depending on where you want to position the top and bottom sets of teeth.
Step 2: Draw the lips
Draw the lips by following the outer lines of the mouth with your eyes, nose, and mouth in this simple step-by-step guide. Click here for a tutorial on how to draw lips and then follow the steps below.
Step 3: Draw the teeth
Draw the two front teeth with HB lead and work your way out, alternating from one side to the other. Each tooth has a different shape and alignment, and they should be slightly different from each other if you want to draw more realistic teeth.
Step 4: Erase all guidelines
Before moving on to the next step, double-check that everything looks right; any flaws will be difficult to fix after step 5, so be careful not to copy and paste them into step 6.
Step 5: Shade and blend
To give the lips and gums some tone, use a 4B pencil to highlight the gum area directly above each tooth and darken the areas in between them. To show the tongue, darken the corners of the mouth and gradually go lighter as you reach the middle.
Step 6: Shade each tooth and blend
WARNING: This tutorial is time-consuming; if you’re stuck on any steps, watch the video version.
Step 7: Touchups
Steps 1-2: To bring the top set of teeth forward, make them slightly brighter than the lower set. Step 3: Add definition to the edges of each tooth by giving them clean and sharp outlines. Step 4: When blending around the teeth, stay within the lines.
How can I naturally smile with my teeth?
If your top and bottom rows of teeth are pushed together, clamped down on each other, or even just touching when you smile, your neck muscles tense up and sometimes bulge out of your skin in an unflattering way. Keep a small gap between your two rows of teeth for a more natural, softer smile.
What are the 4 types of teeth?
There are four different types of teeth:
- Canines – Canines are the next teeth to develop in your mouth.
- Premolars – Premolars are used for tearing and crushing food.
- Molars – Your molars are your largest teeth.
How many parts are in the teeth?
The Crown and the Root A tooth is divided into two basic parts: the crown, which is the visible, white part of the tooth, and the root, which extends below the gum line and helps anchor the tooth into the bone. Your teeth contain four different types of tissue, each of which performs a different function.
What are canine teeth in humans?
Canines, also known as cuspids or eyeteeth, are the sharp, pointed teeth that sit next to the incisors and resemble fangs. They are the longest of all the teeth and are used to tear food. Both children and adults have four canines.
Do humans have canine teeth?
Humans have four canines, one in each half of the jaw, and the human canine tooth has an oversized root, a remnant of nonhuman primates’ large canine, which causes a bulge in the upper jaw that supports the corner of the lip.
What are jaw teeth called?
Incisors are the four front teeth in both the upper and lower jaws that serve to cut food. The two incisors on either side of the midline are known as central incisors, while the two adjacent teeth to the central incisors are known as lateral incisors.