How to Draw + Shade Lips in Pencil

Learn how to draw and shade realistic lips step by step with pencil. There are many ways you can customize your drawing to make it extra unique. For more examples, check out my other lip videos which are linked down below…

RELATED TUTORIALS

Understanding light / How to shade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WR-FyUQc6I
Shading Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGx4sypoPjY
Learn to draw different lip shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjzB1qIvVkk
Triangle method for drawing lips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVTfgXDBWg&t=1s

TOOLS

HB + 5B Derwent Pencils: https://amzn.to/2GPXme7
Prismacolor Kneadable Eraser: https://amzn.to/2IRrYtR
SmudgeGuard Glove: https://amzn.to/2C7Sq14
Soft Tissue (Scotties)
Canson Drawing Paper (If you want smooth drawings, look for paper labelled as “fine tooth” or smooth, but make sure it’s thick so you can work it): https://amzn.to/2A5saTx
Try Canson Bristol Vellum, for super smooth drawings: https://amzn.to/2tGaWIr

SKIP TO…

Tools – 0:20
Lip construction – 1:00
Shading base layer – 6:17
Light planning – 9:50
Bottom lip shading – 11:49
Bottom lip highlights – 22:43
Top lip shading – 26:58
Bottom lip cast shadow – 30:32

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