HOW TO DRAW LIPS AT A THREE QUARTER VIEW

DRAWING A SIDE VIEW OF THE MOUTH

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STEP 1) Draw a triangle.

STEP 2) Cut the triangle in half by drawing a line through the middle.

STEP 3) Round the tips like ice cream cones. Note the lower lip is usually slightly recessed behind the upper lip.

STEP 4) Add shading. The line in the middle where the lips meet should be the darkest value. Make sure to leave a highlight on the top and bottom lip.

 

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Lips are shaped like a heart.

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When the face is drawn in 3/4 view, the nose and mouth must also be in 3/4 view and correctly aligned.

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In the side view, when the mouth and nose are seen in profile the base of the nose and the center of the mouth are parallel.

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When the head is tilted back we see the underside of the nose and the other features lie along an arc.

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DO NOT outline the nose because it will look like an elephant foot. DO NOT make the mouth pointed.

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