How to Draw Lips and Mouth Step by Step

However, male lower lips looks more convincing when slightly projected forward (underbite).

Female upper lips are usually slightly projected forward (also known as “overbite”).

None of this rules are written in stones so you can tweak them as you like (you should, whenever possible!). But they do help enhance male and female characteristics in drawings.

Be careful when outlining each tooth of the mouth. Sometimes it feels even more realistic only hint the gum and let the viewer’s brain fill the rest.

Some details feels more graphically pleasing when hidden. Add them as appropriate to your personal preference and character’s context.

Once you understand the building blocks of the mouth, try to play with different angles and perspectives.

Also remember that asymmetry conveys dynamism in expressions. Get out of your comfort zone and play with it. 

Practice leads to perfection. Angry mouth drawing.

Have you ever notice that mouths has its own expressiveness? You can achieve great results in characters expressions just by playing with them. Angry mouth drawing. Can you figure it out what’s happening with these characters just by looking at these mouth shapes? Be creative!