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20 lips by ShutUpMouth 20 lips by ShutUpMouth
Putting some reps in trying to capture the form.

All the reference used was from the drawing script (highly recommend)
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razvanmatei Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice studies! the only think that I feel you're missing is the construction. Without it you're falling into the trap of copying tone for tone, and this will limit your ability to invent and draw good forms from imagination. Give construction a try, it's fun ;).

Keep it up!
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ShutUpMouth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thanks for the comment,
You are right on there. One of my biggest weaknesses right now is my visual library and the ability to "invent". Should I be working on breaking down the forms into smaller forms and drawing them in perspective first? How did you approach this when trying to figure it all out. Did you lay down some perspective lines over the reference first?
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razvanmatei Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you should take a look at Michael Hampton's book "Figure drawing - Design and Invention". Nothing I say to you could come even close to the way he shows the approach of drawing with design, perspective and form in mind.

About the last question. I don't try to copy the image exactly, angle for angle, shape for shape, tone for tone. As long as you have in mind the fact that the mouth are is a rather ball shape, on top of which you "sculpt" the lips, you should be fine.

A look at the muscles of the face will also help you figure out some shapes.

If you still have questions, you can add me on skype (razv23) and i'll be glad to help as much as I can.

Cheers!
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ShutUpMouth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks so much I really appreciate the feedback! I will check that book out. :)
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razvanmatei Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
only thing*
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shaunamobley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! I think 19 is my favorite because teeth can be reaaallllly hard to get right. There's this fine line between sexy model smile and hodunk redneck teeth. Haha. (Which isn't to say this about your stuff but what I've found personally when painting!) I've been trying to work more teethy images in lately to try and get it figured out.

I think the only thing I'd really suggest is to use a more neutral background or to spread the gray out further around the mouths so your highlights pop better. The highlights seem a bit docile due to the overwhelming white background. This might help to make them pop better. But that's my opinion of course!

Now I feel challenged to do 20 lips as well!! Thanks! :D

Oh oh oh! And thanks for that link!!! I love sites like this. YAY reference!
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ShutUpMouth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thanks for checking it out. Your definately right. I think I will start working from 50% grey when doing these studies. The bright background makes it harder to gauge value correctly.
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