In part 3 of the pencil portrait course we will learn how to draw mouths.
During the class you will learn:
1) How to draw lips 2) how to draw teeth
For this class you will need :
1) Sheet of drawing paper 2) Set of pencils 3) Kneaded Eraser 4) Soft Eraser
Step1 : Draw in the basic lines
Look out for hard edges as these are the lines you want to draw in. After laying out the lines from the template begin by shading the upper lip. All you want is to lay down the lightest tonal value, no features.
Step 2: Shade the Nasolabial line
Darken the nasolabial line which runs from the base of the nose to the end of the mouth. Be careful in this area, most lines are lost.
Step 3: Shade in the nose
Don't try to add too much detail on the nose as the main aim of this drawing is to draw the mouth. Just add eough detail to show the nose is there.
Step 4 : Shade the Upper Lip
Continue shading around the upper lip, fading away from the darkened nasolabial line.
Step 5 : Add shading to the bottom lip
Work round the right side of the mouth and then lightly shade around the bottom lip to bring out the contours round the mouth.
Step 6 : Shade in the teeth
Note the tonal differences between the top teeth and the lower lip then begin shading the teeth.
Step 7 : Draw the lips
Draw in the lips taking care to get their shape correct as well as their tie in to the upper and lower lip.
Step 8 : Add highlights to the teeth
Lift highlights on the teeth and add lines to the lips.
Step 9 : Make Final Adjustments
Step back from your drawing and consider the whole; are the shading values right? Does everything match? Adjust if necessary.
This is the completed mouth drawing:
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