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Uploaded: September 25, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: September 25, 2010
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I had a lot of fun with this drawing last night, and I am so excited that it’s going up right now. Today I will be teaching you guys "how to draw a mouth", step by step. As I mentioned before in previous mouth lessons, drawing a mouth can be very tricky because of the contours of this facial part. There are two things on a person’s face that can be a bit complex to draw when making a human or cartoon character of any sort, and that is the eyes and mouth. Yes it’s true that the mouth is somewhat easier to tackle, but making the top lip match with the lower lip, and wondering how wide the mouth should be can be a little frustrating at times. In this tutorial, you will find that drawing a mouth is going to be so much easier then you could have ever expected. Just when you thought that you knew everything there was to drawing mouths, this lesson comes along and helps you understand the concept on how a mouth should be drawn. There are helpful steps filled with information that will enable you to understand the anatomy to the human mouth. I mean think about it, there is so many different shaped mouths, and lips, choosing one can almost be mind boggling. Nonetheless, you should have a relatively easy time with this lesson that is going to teach you in detail, to "draw a mouth". If you have any questions about this, or any other tutorials on the site, drop me a line. I shall return with my last lesson for the day so stay tuned in to see what it’s going to be. Peace out people!

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How to Draw a Mouth

how to draw a mouth step 1

STEP 1.

A lot of novice artists make mistakes when it comes to drawing the side view of a mouth. In this nifty diagram, I show you a few pointers on how to make an accurate looking mouth. 1. The line of the upper lip DOES NOT cover the entire inner arch (like shown to the left). 2. A divide in the mouth would be essential to creating a believable one. 3. Same as #1
 
how to draw a mouth step 2

STEP 2.

1. Like normal mouths, the upper lip conjoins with the edge of the lower lips, therefore merging outwards to a piece of flesh that molds into the cheeks. This indicates the lift of the cheek. 2. A cupid's bow is essential to a realistic mouth. 3. All lips have a dip in the middle.
 
how to draw a mouth step 3

STEP 3.

Male lips are much thinner than a female's.
 
how to draw a mouth step 4

STEP 4.

Lets begin shall we? Start by making three lines for three sets of mouths.
 
how to draw a mouth step 5

STEP 5.

Once you have the lines drawn out, you are ready to start adding some shapes. Start with the mouth to the left. Draw the top part of the lip like so. Next, draw the arched lines for the two other mouths.
 
how to draw a mouth step 6

STEP 6.

Now you can start drawing out the shapes of each lip that will eventually be the mouths. For the mouth to the left, you will need to draw out the hint of a chin. The mouth on the bottom right is a male mouth. You will also need to draw in the cupids bow above the arch of the lips.
 
how to draw a mouth step 7

STEP 7.

For your last drawing step, all you need to do is draw out the shapes of the lips like you see here. This is mainly the bottom lips, and the lip lines for the mouth to the left. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a mouth step 8

STEP 8.

Here is what your drawing looks like when all is said and done. Now you can draw mouths on your favorite character creations.