30 Day Lip Challenge: Days 19-22

Good morning, So, this week, I unfortunately was hit with a pretty bad flu. I think my art suffered for it. I got some toned paper, but the oil paint doesn’t really translate well to it. I actually thought about not posting these since are definitely not the best I can do, but I once…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 14/ Self Portrait Lips

Welcome to day 14 of the 30 Day Lip Challenge. So. I really need to stress this. If you are doing this challenge along with me. DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR LIPS AND DRAW THEM. You must use your reflection. Why? First off, when a photo is taken, it flattens the image it…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 13/ Expressions Again

Hey all. So I did manage to post today’s exercise today. I didn’t like any of the pictures I was seeing on the internet and I didn’t have a mirror (correction, I didn’t want to stand in front of one while straining myself). So I took pictures of myself making a few expressions.

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Days 10-12

Welcome to the 30 Day Lip challenge. Where I paint/draw a pair of lips from a certain theme every day for 30 days minus the few break days scattered in between. So, I have been consistently drawing every day, I just haven’t been posting them. Which begs the question, what’s to stop me from cheating?…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 9/Child

So… children’s lips are very difficult. Their heads are somewhat shaped differently than adults. There’s more fat in their faces so it looks like their mouths protrude out more. It’s difficult to draw dimples and not make them look like wrinkles. The key thing here I think is the eyes. These don’t really look like…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 8/ Old Master Studies

For this entry, I drew four lips from Old Master paintings. The reason why I included an exercise involving Old Master art is because I believe studying their techniques helps improve your art style. You can almost see how they held their pencils, what colors they used, and how they achieved a semi-realistic image. I…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.

Here is Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.   As a kind of Christmas gift to myself, I purchased the book, The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel. He goes over how to create the human starting with each individual part of the face all the way until the entire human body. So, today, I was studying his…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Expressions

Day 6 is lips in various expressions. Almost forgot to do the challenge today. Only had time to draw four. Good night!

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