Tutorial :- Creating Lips using Mesh tool

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Creating Lips the PepperStyle

User level : Expert
Essential tools knowledge : path finder , nodes handling , pen tool , freehand drawing.Practice tool :- Mesh

Step 01

starting off by creating two simple oval shapes , i draw these to keep in mind the muscls that we have underneth our skin. These are the most prominent ones!

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Step 02

select both use pathfinder window and expand

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step 03

Draw a similar shape on left side

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Step 04

and on right side

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Step 05

again path finder and join and expand

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step 06

now work a little bit with shape and refine it a bit handling the nodes and deleting some unuseful ones

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Step 07

something like this

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Step 08

cleaning up and smoothin using handles of nodes

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step 09

Herei s my second Guide for lower lip muscle

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Step 10

continue with drawing the lower lip left side shape please note the oval shape i have placed here is a guide to understand the muscles underneath…. you can omit that part if you are confident enough 🙂

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Step 11

Then right side shape …you can now delete your muscle guide

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step 12

Select both shape join shapes and expand

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Step 13

Tidy it up using nodes and handles

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Step 14

Create another layer where we will copy the same shape

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step 15

copy your layer 1 of lip shapes and paste in front on second layer

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Step 16

Lock the first layer using the knife tool cut off some highlight area from the upper lip shape

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Step 17

continue to cut off some shapes something like this…

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step 18

tidy up layer 2 and get rid of negative space we only want to keep th cut out highlights

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Step 19

For shading start by selecting cutout highlights one by one picking and colour it the base colour of the lips , ie the lip colour given to layer 1

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Step 20

select the Mesh tool and click on an area where you want most of the highlight using the eyedropper tool select white colour

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step 21

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Step 22

Create another layer above layer 1 where we will give some shape to the lips and darker tones

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Step 23

I used pen tablet and freehand drew a shape

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step 24

select the upper lip shape and by selecting mesh tool click on a part where you want to drop the higlight

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Step 25

select the lower lip in layer 1 select mesh tool and drop a little lighter tone by using the eye droper or simply adjusting the colour in colour pallette

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Step 26

Click near the lower line and drag the colour selection towards a bit darker shade

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Step 27

Create another layer below all the layers and draw a dark filled shape i used black colour here

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Step 28

Draw some teeth shapes , i have done them one by one incase you want to put more details you can use the mesh tool here as well.

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step 29

I used the line art brushes ( Download them!) and adjusted the stroke to get an uneven outline which will work for me as a shade of a lighter colour i used white for outline and light pink for fill.

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Step 30

freehand draw some shapes over lips higlights and also over the teeth they will be white

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Step 31

Colour the lower teeth set a bit darker

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step 32

Here is our final outcome…… your own juicy lips!…

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