Human faces are, of course, found in art dating back to the time when people first started drawing other people. We see examples of this early artwork in ancient hieroglyphics and on the painted walls of caves.
Lips are a prominent feature of all faces. Controlled by numerous muscles, the lips play a large role in human facial expression. Using our lips, we express happiness by smiling, sadness by frowning or pouting, and anger by pulling the lips back in a snarl. People often make their lips more noticeable by applying colorful lipstick or shiny lip gloss.
Did you know? Most animals, especially reptiles, don't have noticeable lips. Mammals are the only animals that have muscles directly connected to the lips, and some fish have lips that are adapted into special sensory organs that help them find food.
Even when the lips aren't visible they have a role in artwork, as in, for example, Franceso Hayez's 1859 painting The Kiss. Comic book style pop art from the 1960s to the present often accentuates the lips, using bright shades of red, pink, or even black. Today, images of lips are often used to symbolize love, kissing, and flirtation. They appear on Valentine's Day cards, clothing, and school supplies, among other items. Because of their role in romance, some cultures require women to cover their lips with a veil when in public.
Would you like to add a pair of lips to your drawing repertoire? Doing so is now easier than ever with the aid of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. You will need only a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. For each step, pay careful attention to the illustrations as well as to the explanatory text. In each step, the blue lines indicate what you will draw next. In some steps, lines are removed. When finished, you may color your picture using crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.
Are you ready to draw a flashy set of lips? Keep a stiff upper lip and get started with this helpful tutorial.
1. Begin by drawing a straight, horizontal line. This guide line will aid in shaping the upper and lower lip, as well as in positioning the point where the lips meet.
2. Draw a curved line above the horizontal line, enclosing a semicircle. This will form the upper lip.
3. Draw a curved line beneath the horizontal line, forming a thicker semicircle. This will form the lower lip.
4. Draw two curved lines on top of the the upper lip. This will help shape the contours of the lip.
5. Erase the guide lines from the upper lip.
6. Draw a curved line through the bottom lip, further defining its shape.
7. Erase the guide lines from the bottom lip.
8. Draw a small dot at each end of the lips, indicating the corners of the mouth. Then, draw a wavy line between the dots, allowing the line to pass above and below the original horizontal line. This line defines the shape of the lips at the point where the lips meet.
9. Erase the horizontal guide line from the lips. Detail the lips by drawing short, curved lines of various lengths.
10. Color your lips. Lips are typically shown as being red or pink, but with a little lipstick, you can make them any color you can imagine.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.