How to Draw Teeth and Lips

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Learn how to draw a great looking Teeth and Lips with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Teeth and Lips.

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Complete Teeth and Lips drawing

"Lips, however rosy, must be fed."
- Ovid, Roman poet, 43 BC to 18 AD

Lips have long featured in popular culture. Since time immemorial, poets have waxed romantic about the fleshy protuberances surrounding the mouth that form the smile.

William Shakespeare cast young Romeo to swoon over his Juliet: "Thy lips, two blushing pilgrims ready stand."

Love letters are sealed with a kiss, and school supplies, clothing, and everything in between may be emblazoned with puckered lips, especially near the romance-themed holiday of Valentine's day.

They also represent iconic logos, such as the tongue and lips logo of the Rolling Stones.

Lips, however, have many important uses besides kissing.

Lips are a tactile organ, meaning they have nerve endings that are sensitive to touch, heat, and cold.

Babies and small children thus use their lips to learn about their world.

Lips are also forming the smile, a form of non-verbal communication.

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Would you like to draw cartoon teeth and lips? How about a smile?

This easy, step-by-step cartoon teeth and lips drawing tutorial is here to show you how.

You won't need any lipstick (but you can learn how to draw lipstick) - just get your pen, pencil, markers, or crayons and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Eyes, Ear, and Nose.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Smile

How to Draw a Great Looking Teeth and Lips for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin by drawing a curved line to form the top of the upper lip. Notice the slight dip in the middle of the line. This double curve of the upper lip is called the Cupid's bow, as it is said to resemble the weapon of the Roman god of love.

Easy Teeth and Lips Drawing - Step 2

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2. Use a long "U" shaped line to connect the ends of the previous line, outlining the shape of the mouth.

Easy Teeth and Lips Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw a curved line near the top of the mouth. This outlines the bottom of the upper lip, scientifically known as the Labium superius oris.

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4. Draw a wide "U" shaped line connecting the ends of the previous line. This completes the outline of the open mouth and lower lip.

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5. Begin drawing the teeth. between each tooth, draw two slightly curved lines. The opposite curves detail the shape of the top and bottom of each tooth.

Easy Teeth and Lips Drawing - Step 6

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6. Continue to outline the teeth, using two oppositely curves lines to create the juncture between each set of teeth. Fill the mouth with teeth. Notice how they are smaller at the corners of the mouth and larger at the front.

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7. Add a shine of gloss to the lips. Enclose a small oval and an irregular rounded shape in the middle of the top lip.

Add More Details to Your Teeth and Lips Picture - Step 8

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8. Enclose an oval and an irregular shape in the middle of the bottom lip, giving it a shiny texture.

Complete the Outline of Your Teeth and Lips Drawing - Step 9

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9. Draw short curved lines at the corners of the mouth and just above the Cupid's bow to indicate the contours of the face.

Color Your Teeth and Lips Drawing

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Color your cartoon teeth and lips. Lips are naturally rosy, and clean, healthy teeth are generally white. With makeup, lips can be any color - red, pink, purple, and much more - and unhealthy teeth may be yellow, green, brown, or black.

Did you know? The colorful part of the lips is known as the vermillion zone. Vermillion is a bright scarlet red color.

Check out our people drawing guides, where you can combine a smile of teeth and lips, noses, ears, eyes, hair and more to create your very own custom character!

For more great Body drawing tutorials, see the 37 Cute Body Drawing Designs post.

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