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Lip Painting Tutorial by acidlullaby Lip Painting Tutorial by acidlullaby
I've been meaning to make one for a while now, lips are the simplest things in the world to paint but it's actually deceptively hard if you don't know what you're doing (and I don't really either, but... hopefully I know just about enough to pass on some wisdom). Meh, anyway, I used Photoshop CS but it should work with just about any painting software in the world.

Hmmm, sorry if some of the things on here isn't very clear, feel free to ask questions.

P.S I'll probably make a better one when I'm not feeling so lethargic.

Check out:

[link] for How to Paint Eyes


[link] for Portrait Painting; i.e. everything from skin tone to hair to lighting :)
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metalvogue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
F-for-POODIE Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never mind
F-for-POODIE Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you open this?
Brusol Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
great job . thaks
EngBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LOVED it !
can you make video tutorials with used brush settings pleeeeeeeeeeeeease
juelleann Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for thiiis!
buzzlightgirl Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sorry i don't know if it is just me or my pc but even my laptop every time i look at a tutorial all i can see is a cover page and there is nothing else there even when i zoom all i can see is lip painting tutorial in big words with painted lips behind it how can i see your tutorial please can you help me
VioletDazzledrop Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
You need to download the tut. to view it. ^^
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Your tutorials are great! Would you consider doing some for male features too? Males are much harder for me to draw than girls.
H3llana-mod Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I would have really love to follow your tutorial but it's not available anymore :(
we can only download the image preview :(
Chidoptabi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I was able to open it just fine...
H3llana-mod Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh I believed that, by downloading the jpg, it will be the image in preview so I didn't understand ^^;
It works well :dance:
Thanks :kiss:
Indieartistx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist you open these?
Indieartistx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh nvm I got it!
Leokins Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
this is great! thanks!
SingingHerScreamSong Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been looking for a decent lip tutorial for ages. Thank you. :D
My-PrOxY Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Just a much belated thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial, and providing inspiration to others (like me)! :worship:
EroticPancake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was sooo helpful, thank you!
DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
[link] used here thanks :iconmelimelo:
UsayFudo Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Epic tutorial. Lips are hard to pull off.
savcash Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What s the link?
savcash Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Once again, where is the tutorial?! All I see is a picture!!!
DeboraPinto Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Click download! =)
melodywinters Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thank you soo much for this... My biggest problem is drawing mouths.. blech Much appreciated!
TheTeaPirate Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student
Finally, a lip tutorial I can actually follow! Thank you sooo much for making this :D
SpiderEden Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
this helps a ton thankyou :)
naught101 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Wow. We use very different methods, but come up with fairly similar results: [link] . Yours is better though, more accurate/interesting lighting
VEXINGLY Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are timeless - Thank You!
Veizer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thnx for the great tutorial
Cometstarz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! If I remember (or you reply) I am drawing my first portrait that'll be on Deviantart. Thank you for your help!!
cirrus-storm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
i LOVE this.... it's so simple while being so brilliant lol. ((srry if i sound like a corny book critic))
blackcricket Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
i have a question... do you change opacity?
Yuskity Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Thank you SO much for this tutorial! It was really helpful for my first attempted photoshop picture!
I used it here: [link]
ChronosDiox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
beautiful! thanks a lot!!
MidoriVerde Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Gah, you make it look so simple!!

And that's a good thing.


a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice and do so definatly await a more refined and depth tutorial but this is fantastic :D

*im trying to find out or learn how to flesh out my art via photoshop i.e when i paint in it , i understand shadows and highlight, making things seem more 3d and or being able to fool ya to make ya thinks its real
sanjayorange Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Very interesting & really helpful ! :love:
Enchantlia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bad handwriting..
Good painting...
vethysnia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are very helpful; thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to make them.

One question though...and I see a few other people have asked it; which specific brush do you use? I have Adobe Photoshop CS3 and have yet to find the kind of brush that achieves a smooth wispy affect that makes the skin of a portrait appear soft and blended. Help? <333
buraqina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing! I've learnt a lot :)
valkiria-art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, It seems to be easy. I must try :D But I haven't painted anything with PS like this. Anyway, it 's very useful. ;)
mudpie-eater Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student Interface Designer
You. Have. Saved. My. Life. : )
This tutorial is UBER helpful, thank you sooo much! :thanks: :D
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I have a question: How do you choose your tones?
ChaoticallyAngelic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
what type of brush do you use??
kitty57 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
thank you so much for making this, i was having a lot of trouble drawing realistic looking lips ^^;
rynzi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just wondering what do you use for brushes?

thanks :)

love your work!
Kamikaazee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
thanks for the tut. really helpful.
staticwind Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
*squeezesyou* ;)
staticwind Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
omg I love this. I'm so horrible at making lips >~< Thank youu!
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