How to draw lips – 10 easy steps
I came up with this method one day after associating a pair of lips with a bow and arrow. For this tutorial, I will be using the following materials: u2013 Mechanical Pencil with 0.5mm HB Ain lead u2013 Derwent Graphic 6B Pencil. u2013 Kneaded Eraser u2013 Blending Stump. u2013 Smooth Bristol Paper
Step 1: Draw a Triangle
Draw a long isosceles triangle with a curve halfway down (similar to a “u”). Draw a straight horizontal line between the “u” and the triangle’s base. See my tutorial on drawing faces for more information on where to place your triangle.
Step 2: Draw a bow
Make a circle shape with an erasable surface to make the outlines for the top lip.
Step 3: Draw the bottom lip
Using the horizontal line as a guide, draw the lips, bottom lip, and mouth opening. If you’re having trouble with this step, click here to watch me draw it step by step on YouTube.
Step 4: Decide on the light direction
Determine where the light source is coming from after erasing the triangle; I’ve outlined the areas I want to highlight as well as added a cast shadow on the left side of the bottom lip.
Step 5: Shade the top and bottom lip
Both the top and bottom lip should be shaded, with the areas mentioned in STEP 4 remaining the lightest. As you can see, there is a dark shadow under the bottom lip, but it fades on the right side.
Step 6: Add lip wrinkles
Use the contour shading technique described in my shading tutorial to add lip wrinkles to your drawing. Don’t press too hard or the effect in the next step will be difficult to achieve. 1. Create some lip wrinkles with a 0.5mm HB pencil.
Step 7: Blend the bottom lip
Smooth out the shading on the bottom lip with a blending stump, avoiding the areas mentioned in STEP 4 to make the lips appear more plump and round. You’ll notice that the lip wrinkles gradually blend in with the shading, but they shouldn’t go away!
Step 8: Clean up highlights
To create the effect, clean up the highlights with the pointed end of a kneaded eraser.
Step 10: Touch ups
Experiment with different triangle shapes and positioning of the guides in STEP 2. Click here to learn how to draw 10 different kinds of lips (smile, frown, smirk, etc.) using a 6b pencil.
How do you draw lips for beginners?
How to draw lips in ten simple steps
- Step 1: Draw a Triangle. Draw a long isosceles triangle.
- Step 2: Draw a bow.
- Step 3: Draw the bottom lip.
- Step 4: Determine the light direction.
- Step 5: Shade the top and bottom lips.
- Step 6: Add lip wrinkles.
- Step 7: Blend the bottom lip.
How do you draw realistic lips?
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw lips in the frontal view.
- Refine the outline and show the volume in the lower lip with two ovals.
- Add a shadow for the upper and lower lips with the HB pencil.
- Add some shading and tone to the whole drawing.
- Add the lines on the lips.
What color are lips naturally?
Unlike the rest of your skin, which is made up of multiple cellular layers, the vermillion of the lips u2014 which is the part that most people refer to when talking about the lips u2014 can range in color from very light pink to brown, and your lips are only made up of three to five.
How do you draw smiling lips?
How to Make a Smiling Face
- Step 1: Draw the Upper Lip. Draw the top line of the upper lip in the shape of a Cupid’s bow, remembering to curve out at both ends for the mouth corners.
- Step 2: Draw the Center Line.
- Step 3: Add the Bottom Lip Line.
What are lips for?
Lips enable us to chew and swallow with our mouths closed; to grasp objects such as nails and clothes pegs; and to suckle at the breast; but, perhaps most importantly, they enable us to smile, bare our teeth, and kiss.
How do you draw realistic lips side view?
Drawing Lips from the Side:
- Step 1: Determine top and bottom lip placement.
- Step 2: Determine lip angle.
- Step 3: Draw a triangle.
- Step 4: Draw the mouth’s corner.
- Step 5: Draw the top lip.
- Step 6: Complete the top lip.
- Step 7: Draw the bottom lip.
- Step 8: Draw the upper and lower lips.
How do you make drawings look realistic?
How to Make a More Realistic Drawing
- Know and prepare your art supplies.
- Start with a light initial sketch, concentrating on the largest shapes first.
- Remember, there are no visible lines in realism.
- Create gradual, smooth transitions between your different values.