FAQ: How To Draw Realistic Lips For Beginners?

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; in this case, the light source is coming from the top right. 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

As you can see, there is a dark shadow under the bottom lip that fades on the right side to show that the light source is coming from the upper right.

Step 6: Add lip wrinkles

Create some lip wrinkles with a 0.5mm HB pencil; don’t press too hard or the effect in the next step will be difficult to achieve. Want to learn how to incorporate lip wrinkles in your drawing without making them look unnatural? Try the contour shading technique described in my shading tutorial 🙂

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Step 7: Blend the bottom lip

Smooth out the shading on the bottom lip with a blending stump (learn how to use one here), avoiding the areas mentioned in STEP 4. Those areas will 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 disappear!

Step 8: Clean up highlights

To create the glare effect, go over the lighter areas with the pointed end of a kneaded eraser and clean up the highlights.

Step 10: Touch ups

Using a 6b pencil, darken the shadows in areas such as the outer edges of the lips, under the bottom lip, the wrinkles and the corners of the lips. You can change the size of the lips by moving the horizontal line up (to make the upper lip thin) or down (to make to make the upper lip thicker). Also, adding more glare will make the lips look even more plump. Have any questions or requests? Let me know in the comments! Don’t worry if your drawing doesn’t turn out the way you expected on the first try. Keep going at it and you will understand and grasp each step. It will become much easier! Also, don’t forget to experiment with different triangle shapes and positioning of the guides in STEP 2. If you enjoyed this easy step by step tutorial on how to draw lips, please share this post using the share buttons below to support RFA 🙂 Thank you! Click here to learn how to draw 10 different kinds of lips (smile, frown, smirk, etc). More Lip Tutorials: Drawing lips from the 3/4 view Drawing a smile with teeth Drawing lips from the side How to draw lips on a face Want to try a different method? Here’s a more simple one:

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How do you make a realistic smile?

When you smile, part your lips slightly or open them wider to show off a toothy grin! Bring the smile into your eyes. A natural smile affects your entire face, including your eyes, and the corners of your eyes should crinkle slightly when you practice a realistic smile.

How do you shade smiling lips?

Shade the top lip with a darker tone, making sure the crease between the lips is the darkest area; this technique will help you draw more realistic looking lips than you can with just a contour line. Add shading and detail to your lips sketch with a 2B pencil.

Why can’t I draw from my imagination?

Because drawing isn’t as simple as you thinku2014it’s made up of many different aspects (which is how different styles can be created despite the fact that there is only one reality), the method you use for drawing from a reference may be (and probably is) very different from the method you use for drawing from imagination.

Is drawing a skill or a talent?

So, is drawing a talent or a skill? Drawing is a skill, which means you can learn to draw even if you aren’t talented; it will take more time and effort, but in the long run, non-talented artists usually outperform talented artists.

Why do my drawings look bad?

When you talk, your logical, language-dominated left side of the brain is engaged; when you learn to draw, you often need to temporarily suspend judgment and try not to second-guess what you think the object should look like, rather than what the object actually looks like.

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How do you draw with your phone with your fingers?

Make a drawing.

  1. Open the Google Keep app on your Android phone or tablet. Tap New drawing note at the bottom.
  2. Draw with your fingertip.
  3. To close the drawing, go to the top left and tap Back.

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