|Lip Sketches. Practicing Form by LittleCely|
As some of you already know, I take photorealistic drawing lessons with a very talented artist here in Tehran. We made it to lips a few days ago and I just managed to finish my first drawing of them in time for the letter "L" so yay! We did noses a few weeks ago but that starts with the letter "N" (stay tuned for that!).
|Lips with the original photo. Drawing by LittleCely|
Lips present their own challenges as they have quite a bit of texture. If you want them to look realistic you have to really pay attention to the lines and creases that form in both the upper and bottom lip. The image above has my preliminary sketch with some shading.
|Finished lips with reference picture. Drawing by LittleCely|
This is where I decided to stop. Later today my teacher will take a look at it and tell me what I should do to improve the drawing. He sees things I still can't. The comment I most often get is that my drawings need to be darker.
After a few hours of work I usually need a break because I seem to stop seeing what I've done and it all simply looks like blotches on paper. It's not too different from writing actually, you need to give it time to be able to see it fresh.
|Drawing by LittleCely|
A close up of my first lips. It could use a bit more detail and it doesn't look exactly like the reference picture but for a first attempt I think I did pretty well. I will continue to draw lips in the coming week. Some with more lipstick and even teeth!
I'll eventually make a post with the rest of the lips I'll end up drawing but until then you can follow me on Instagram or Tumblr if you want to see any progress pics as I draw them.
What part of the body or face do you like the most? What is your favorite thing to draw? If you don't draw what would like to be able to draw?