Silver-StarFireFeatured By OwnerNov 14, 2011Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you draw lips without making them look like their out of place? sure there is the mouth, but when I try to shade the actual lips (pencil +paper) they look smudgy and ... disconnected. like they were just cut and pasted there.
You need to pay attention to the place right next to the lips, there are lots shading and highlights going on there. Avoid smudging with your finger on paper to create shades, fingers have some fat on them and it gonna make some weird blotches of unwanted shades rather shade in a circular motion. Practice drawing from life ..look in the mirror at yourself, observe how light and shade falls. You need to understand 3d objects, then things gonna start looking right.
I'm pretty sure it can work for men, too - men in general just tend to have less soft features. If she had made the shape more angular and the lips look a little less plump, they could easily be man lips.