How To Draw Lips

Art, it’s fun and it’s a very nice way to express your feelings and thoughts. But it can be hard to draw realistically, especially if you’re a beginner. I found this way to be the easiest to draw realistic lips. So here is how to draw lips easily.

Step 1

Draw a simple curved line. Make one, straight line and not a “hairy” line with small strokes.Then draw the cupid’s bow and continue with the a small curve downwards.

Step 2

To complete the upper lip, you have to draw the bottom line. Start by drawing a curved line, curved a little downwards to give the full lips effect. For the center of the lip, draw a small half bubble and continue with a curved line towards the corner of the lip, also known as the lateral commisure.

Step 3

And now, we’ll draw the bottom lip. Draw a small gap between the lips. Shape lines that are almost “Y” but softer and curved. Draw a curved line, make it a lot more curved than the previous lines that we have drawn. Do the same with the other side, and when you connect those two lines curve it slightly upwards.

Step 4

Now, we will shade the lips. Start by drawing small, light strokes outwards from the mouth. And then, do the same from the vermillion border towards the middle of the lip. Make sure you are starting off your strokes darker and finishing them lighter.

Do the same to the other side.

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Step 5

Do this to the bottom lip. Make one side of the lip darker than the other, as if the light is hitting from the other side.

After you’ve done the other side, draw a philtrum above the top lip and the mentolabial sulcus under the bottom lip. Notice how I made the illusion that the light is hitting from the left, and so the left side of the philtrum is shaded because it deepens which wouldn’t let the light hit it. The right side of the lips are darker than the left but not too much.

Step 6

And the final step, to finish the inside of the mouth. Make sure to shade the teeth to make it realistic.Processed with VSCO

And you’re done!

Wasn’t it simple? If it didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to, that’s fine. Practice makes perfect! And if my way of drawing lips wasn’t for you, there are plenty of other ways you can draw lips. Hope you enjoyed this article!

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Article by Nigina Ilkhomova
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