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Anime and Realism lips tips by moni158 Anime and Realism lips tips by moni158
My favorite part to draw :heart:, i love plump shiny lips regardless of gender.

If you like my style feel free to reference the mouths or colours ^^!

There really is no right or wrong style but there are a few guide lines when drawing lips. The upper lip generally juts out a little bit over the bottom lip and requires a highlight on the top part of the lip and the rest is shadowed and darker than the lower lip. The bottom lip needs a highlight on the center as this part stick out the most. The corners of the mouth also need a highlight on the bottom edge on the bottom lip. Lips come in many different shapes and colours. They also differ a bit between genders though men can still have plump full lips and women can still have thin lips. Though generally mens lips are thinner and longer while female lips of softer and fuller.

lips are also textured with tiny soft ridges instead of being completely smooth if your doing realism. This is because the lip stretches when the mouth is opened or when pulling certain expressions and needs a degree of elasticity.

hope this is helpful and feedback or criticism is always welcome

I will be making a few more (hands, noses, and maybe hair or colourpicking/colour correction.)


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Knife-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
I love your tutorials :33
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ShamrockGuy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was very helpful, thank you!
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CarliXD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  New Deviant
que lindo ewe Really Good .... Michael Rosen Chat Icon 
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Splurtsplet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
iv had some trouble with figuring out lips for a while so i can really appreciate this
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SarahLennox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
What digital program are you using? I love these !!!
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Dragonfire4717 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they use Paint tool sai, since I've seen on others that they use that.
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SarahLennox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oookay. I think I had that at one point, but I wasn't too great with it hahhahah. Probably different now, I've taken computer courses now. Thank you :)
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Dragonfire4717 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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avabrava205 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
omg again! so much help I'm going to die XD thanks for you being born you are the best person ever i always love drawing but the lips and nose make it look like my things were drawn by a 2 year old XD




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Aquila06299 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya know... I never see anyone create a reference sheet for things like mouths and I doubt that if I did, it would be able to hold a candle to these. Thanks!
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Eternal-II Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! I really like these style lips instead of the full outlined lips, to me it just looks better! :D
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always have problems with the mouth and nose :(
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KaHiShiKi-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooooo. Nice tutorial. Thanks! 
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is a much appreciated tutorial!
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angel-of-blue-sky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
thanks heaps ive been really struggling with all the little details (hands mouth ect) u have really helped me
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Reallyidontknow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I'm totally in love with your arts <3 seriously, I like your style a lot <3 <3 I dumped drawings because I felt like I have no skills but with your tutorials I'm exercising more often in order to get skilled. Do you have any suggestion for how to give volumes? I tried with geometrical shapes for start but it seems not to work properly...also, I never know how to give the impression of movement nor fluidity nor even the lines and that's really frustrating...(also, sorry for my awful english! Right now I don't have time to check words on the dictionary xD)
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SkaggsSTL Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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ann47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   General Artist
great tutorial ,this will  solve  my problems with realist lips:D
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CommanderHomo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this !
gonna use it <333
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sorcererweekly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool! I need help with realism art, especially with lips lol. So this is going to help, thx ;3
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Crubitz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I love lips....
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aethelar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thank you for this - I found it very useful! I used your method here; thank you for sharing it n_n
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KumiSanChan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you make drawing lips seem a lot less complicated xD
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ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Thanks. 
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Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YOU'RE MY BFF!! :XD: :heart:(thanks! )
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AliciaInsanity Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
what kind of brush do you use for these? this was very helpful :)
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Thanks for Making :D  This is very Helpful...
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SAI182 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist
i used this as references for my assignments of making ebook
thanks a lot for making this!!! xD 
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Flashgrafic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
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terrisasterrific Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips ^w^
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UnicornFashion Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for uploading this, I always struggle when I have to draw the mounth/lips.
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thank you, this is really helpful!!:happybounce: 
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QuackingDragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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lml14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you made the lips!! :happybounce:
that's where I've been having problems xP along with the nose :| thank you for sharing this!! It inspires me again! xD
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Ryyathi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love trying to draw lips, but shading always gets to me. So thank-you :)
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ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
thank you for sharing!
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FellowPino Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist

HI!

I have a question, so what kind of brushes do we use in cell shading? Just hard brushes? or the crayon tool? (I know both Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop has these tools) thank you :) your tutorials and examples are really helpful!

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Stained-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artist
I really needed this! You are my hero. Thank you!
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Belle recherche
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Phesant33 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers

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Skoryx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful.

The lips are the part of the face that I struggle with the most . . . :)
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kitsunemimichan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanku! this is so helpful :3
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HalezinaMarina Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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NovaLevi Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
WOO! Too good!
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Ololoshich98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Nice!
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