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 2 front teeth with HB lead and work your way out, alternating from one side to the other to keep track of the sizing for each tooth. Do the same for the bottom. Remember not to make the outlines too dark; you want the lines to be subtle or it will be difficult to erase later.
Step 4: Erase all guidelines
Remove all of the lines from step 1 and double-check that everything looks good before moving on to the next step; any flaws will be difficult to fix after step 5.
Step 5: Shade and blend
Now it’s time to shade everything except the teeth. Start by giving the lips and gums some tone with a 4B pencil. The inner areas of the top and bottom lips should be dark so that they don’t blend in with the gums and teeth. Highlight the gum area directly above each tooth and darken the areas in between them with a 6B pencil.
Step 6: Shade each tooth and blend
Shade each tooth one at a time with an HB pencil, leaving certain areas highlighted to give the teeth more shape and make them appear glossy. It’s important to use HB lead to avoid shading darker than necessary. Blend each tooth with a clean blending stump to smooth out the harsh lines.
Step 7: Touchups
Create a fine point with your kneaded eraser and dab away at highlights to brighten them up. Notice how I made the top set of teeth slightly brighter than the lower set to bring them forward; I can create the opposite effect by making the lower set lighter in value, but the effect is limited by the placement of each tooth in step 3.
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 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.
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.
How do you draw ideas?
Ideas for Drawing: Imagination
- Create an alternate cover for your favorite book or album.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite song.
- Draw a scene or character from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite fairy-tale.
- Invent your own insects.