How to draw lips?

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How to draw lips?

In this lesson we will show you how to drawlips with a pencil. Let's say at once: drawing lips, and in general the human face is quite difficult. The main difficulty lies in the fact that the detail of the face has its own characteristics, which often depend on other parts of the face. Therefore, to begin with, it's good to get acquainted with the human anatomy and open that section of it that is dedicated to the person. Carefully study the drawings on which the face is depicted, and then you can start drawing.

So, how to draw lips and generally the bottom partface? The first thing you need to do almost always is a sketch. Carefully study and draw a line dividing the upper and lower lip. This line will most often bend. It's okay if the line is not very accurate - then you can fix it. The last thing to do in this first, initial stage is to outline the contours of the middle part of the upper lip. This part is often called Cupon tubercle. The importance of the tubercle for the artist is that with his help two tops of the upper lip are formed, so let's call it light strokes. The second stage of drawing the lips begins with the fact that we sketch the basic lines of the picture: the upper lip above the tubercle of Cupid and the lower lip below it. Thus we get the first contours of the lips - three concave lines. Next, we finish the sketch, for which we connect the upper and lower lines of the lips with their ends. Of course, these lines are different depending on the shape of the lips of this or that person.

So, the sketch is finished. After this, you need to gradually and lightly apply shadows to those places where it is necessary. Do not forget that the brightest lip should be the lower lip, because it is due to its structure that it is exposed to the external light. Also note that the corners of the lower lip should be darkened, as they are obscured by the upper lip. A slight shadow from the upper lip can also fall to the top of the lower lip. Be sure to leave the upper edge of the lips lit to maintain the dimensionality of the picture, and how to handle the cup of Cupid - do not be too lazy and note how it is actually illuminated. Now pay attention to the space around the lips. Over the upper lip there are two protuberances connecting it with the nose. See - is there a slight concavity? Draw it with light strokes. Next, look at the corners of the lips - there you need to draw the work of the facial muscles, which form some ties to the right and left of the corners. Also, make sure that the line separating the lips is always dark. Now look at the picture, wipe all that is superfluous. All, our lips are ready. We hope, now you understand how to draw a person's lips correctly and beautifully.

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