How to Draw Anime and Manga Mouth Expressions Tutorial
From the front view, this tutorial demonstrates how to draw anime and manga mouth expressions.
How to Draw Anime & Manga Mouths on the Head
You can also check out this tutorial on how to draw anime lips: How to Draw Anime Lips. To get the placement of an anime mouth on the head, vertically divide the face into eight parts and place it just above the first division from the bottom.
How to Draw an Open Anime & Manga Mouths on the Head
The jaw can be drawn lower down for an open mouth, but this may not always be the case in more stylized characters, where the bottom of the jaw is closer to where it would be if the mouth was closed, rather than how it appears in an anime character.
How to Draw a Normal Expression Anime Mouth
Draw a mouth with a light curve and a small size in comparison to the head; you can also add a small break in the middle, but this is optional.
How to Draw a Smiling Anime Mouth
Draw an anime mouth smiling expression on a head drawing. Make the mouth wider than the previous example, with the corners raised (basically a bigger curve) and a lighter shade of pink.
How to Draw a Serious Anime Mouth
This type of mouth can be used for a serious or angry expression, and it’s drawn in the same way as the normal expression, but with a more curved overall shape.
How to Draw a Curious Anime Mouth
Draw a character’s mouth in the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners and a narrower top, as shown here, for a character who has suddenly shown interest in something. Make the inside of the mouth fairly dark, as it will show through in this drawing.
How to Draw a Yelling Anime Mouth
The open/yelling mouth example is a little more difficult to draw than the others in this tutorial. Outline the overall shape of the mouth first, then add the outlines of the teeth and tongue. The inside of the mouth should be the darkest, with the tongue slightly lighter.
How to Draw a Puzzled Anime Mouth
Make the shape of the mouth itself similar to an “O” and make it lower down so that the jaw does not hit the viewer’s eye when drawing it. This type of expression can be used for a character who is confused, thinking, or trying to remember something.
How to Draw a Smiling Anime Mouth With Teeth Showing
Draw this mouth shaped like a flattened water melon slice with a gap in between its two sides on both top and bottom. It can be used for a character who is genuinely happy, but it is also frequently used as a fake smile or grin.
How to Draw a Sly Anime Mouth
Draw a sly expression on a character’s mouth, which is sometimes used to give a character a more cat or animal-like appearance. Draw the mouth as a wave-like shape that is raised towards the corners and then again towards the middle.
How to Draw a Grinning Anime Mouth
To emphasize that this is a grin, give the hint of teeth on only one side, and if you want to make the grin more malicious, give the hint of a sharp tooth.
How to Draw an Upset Anime Mouth
You can make the mouth fairly wide and draw it as a series of waves, unlike the sly mouth, which does not need to be symmetrical. You can also draw a tiny upside down curve to show the bottom lip.
How to Draw an Embarrassed Anime Mouth
Draw a character with a mouth that is slightly open (the jaw should be lower down) and fairly wide, with the bottom a little wider than the top. This type of expression is frequently followed by the one in the previous example.
How to Draw a Creative Anime Mouth
This is a create expression a character can have when doing something like writing or drawing. For drawing this type of mouth on a more stylized head as well as other expressions with the tongue out, see:.
How to Draw a Scared Anime Mouth
Because the mouth is open, you can lower the jaw and make the shape of the mouth look like an upside-down bean, or shade it after drawing the outline.
Mouths are one of the most important facial features in an anime or manga character, and drawing them is not difficult due to their simplicity. For drawing an entire face, see: How to Draw an Anime Face. For drawing anime mouths from the side, see: How to Draw Anime Mouths.
How can I draw anime girl?
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Beautiful Anime Girl
- Step 1: Draw a guide line through the center of the page.
What is a good anime girl name?
Names of Anime Girls
- Akane (Japanese origin) – the most common meaning of this name is “deep red.”
- Hana (Japanese origin) – Hana means “flower” in Japanese.
- Haruka (Japanese origin) – Haruka can mean “distant” or “remote.”
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.