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The Lip Reference and Resource by Tim Von Rueden

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It was requested after I finished the eyes and nose, so I might as well create the lips as well! This chart is meant to help show the lips and it's basic shapes and how I would go about shading it

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:icondetectiveofgallifrey:
DetectiveOfGallifrey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks for the great tutorial! I'll definitely be using this for reference!
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RaraLiMin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Am I the only one who broke out laughing when I saw " Lips are not flat, add those curves. "? Really awesome help though, I really suck at drawing lips and overall a whole face, so this would help me practice drawing lips later! Thanks!
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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Always had trouble with them,and the 5 explained steps helped me so much! Thank you!  ^^
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:iconthebrokenunknowngirl:
TheBrokenUnknownGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Is there a side view of how to do lips as well? I always feel like mine look like fish lips when I do a side view profile
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:iconred-werez:
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this its brilliant!
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:iconlliaolsen:
LliaOlsen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this, I will be sure to use it as my lips can be total crapsauce.
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:iconquietpeople:
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this! When I saw the bean bit, I laughed. It's a really clever idea.
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:iconoceanparadice:
OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I REALLY love all of your tutorals! Do you thik you could make one on guys lips please!!!???? Begging Emote Kitty begging please emote 
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:icondrunkenooddalek:
DrunkenOodDalek Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd think all you really have to do is make the lips thinner. ^^
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:icongustavo3d:
Gustavo3d Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us!!!
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:iconfhantuip:
Fhantuip Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this! *bows in the dust*
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:iconjelenaellethil:
JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tip of thinking about lips in 5 parts really did it for me. Thank you.
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:iconbuhhbye:
BuhhBye Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My hero !
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:iconpinerain:
PineRain Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial - very helpful, especially about those bean shapes near the mouth. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah absolutely, hope this helps out!
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:iconsierranurra12:
sierranurra12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
i now understand the sorcery of lips o__0
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is a mastery skill you now posses! 
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:iconthelivingtardis:
thelivingTARDIS Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really useful! :D 
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:iconoreades:
oreades Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing-- thank you so much for producing this. On the infrequent occasions I braved drawing a face, the lips looked exactly like your "lips are not flat" example. This is the first time I've seen a reference that made me understand the shapes, and why I wasn't able to reproduce them before. 
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome to hear! Glad they proved useful for helping you out, that makes creating these so worth it!
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:icontayaiv:
tayaiv Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this. Thank you so much!
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HarukaInLove Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, THANK YOU for this! The 5-shapes-graphik down at the left helped me to draw beautiful lips for the first time EVER! *____*
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:iconavadestria:
AvaDestria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is super helpful, thanks for posting! 
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:iconshadla:
Shadla Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like very much these tutorials. You help me a lot with these tutorials! Thank you very much!
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear, thanks for checking out our tutorials!
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:icongozuto33:
Gozuto33 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yet another great tuto
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:iconetacorda:
etacorda Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
cool. thanks
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:iconshadefeather413:
shadefeather413 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was really helpful! But, do you know how to draw them so you can easily distinguish girls lips and boys lips? 
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For male lips keep the color subtle and more looking like a nude lip (keep the top lip minimal) and for females try plumping them or adding color. This is a quick way to distinguish but all lips are different. 
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shadefeather413 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, it really helped. 
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TheShinyBee4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
you're really helpful! thanks, i can always count on you!
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much =]
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:icondegree360:
degree360 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
this helps so much!
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:iconjeffreymonye:
JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful!
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:iconkucai:
kucai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconcassandrachatwin:
CassandraChatwin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely brilliant. After reading your tutorial, the way I draw lips has improved a lot. 

I would really love to see a follow up to this piece, showing how to draw lips with the mouth open and in different expressions such as pouting and screaming. Do you think this is something that we may see in the future?
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rubygloom73 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, also maybe showing a side-on view.
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, this has been on the to-do list for awhile now!
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:icont-nelly:
T-Nelly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I second this
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sdkaaas Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Your references teach us better than professors of famous art schools around the world.
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a huge complement, thank you so much!
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:iconbamillustration:
BAMillustration Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, "shading a bean!" Also the break-down of the lips into 5 segments is really helpful.
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:iconstartraveller776:
startraveller776 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconfefe1414:
Fefe1414 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Very helpful!
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:iconfucoc:
Fucoc Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
So useful. Thanks!
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:iconfangofsilver:
Fangofsilver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is useful and informative, thank you!
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:iconirukalovely:
Irukalovely Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this tutorial; it's extremely helpful. thanks :heart: but it said lips have curves. I have noticed them on others' lips, but i swear, mine are flat. They aren't thin, but they have no curves whatsoever. Is that weird? lol
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not one bit, every pair of lips are different so I don't doubt your lips are more straight than curved!
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:iconmyamaj:
Myamaj Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
thanks for your tuto
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:iconmasterstilo:
MasteRstilo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic tutorial ;)
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