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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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CommanderHomo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this !
gonna use it <333
sorcererweekly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member 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
Crubitz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I love lips....
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
KumiSanChan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Wow, you make drawing lips seem a lot less complicated xD
ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YOU'RE MY BFF!! :XD: :heart:(thanks! )
AliciaInsanity Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
what kind of brush do you use for these? this was very helpful :)
RaymondEternal Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Thanks for Making :D  This is very Helpful...
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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