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How to Draw Male Lips and Paint Skin Tones

How to Draw Male Lips and Paint Skin Tones



Hi there. I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with another video. Male lips can be tough to paint especially, because it’s hard to get them to not look like the guy is wearing lipstick. In this video I show my approach to make lips look manly!

Tools:
SketchBook Pro 2011
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos3 12×9
Camtasia Studio

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Comments (37)

  • Mr Crimson Reply

    "I'm Commander Shepard, and Sycra is my favorite artist in the Citadel."

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • seouled Reply

    1. Find where the lights coming from
    2.Know your values

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Hayllie Oulman Reply

    1:02 O-OH, HELLO BART

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • armysbe like Reply

    sycra…..you definitely dont suckra lol these were good tips

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • MidnightAngel51 Reply

    Do you have video on how to shade faces for beginners?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Noxlight Reply

    i hate you 🙂

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Yap Gim Kwee Reply

    I use to be a art student and took lots of art classes. I can never draw like you

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Red Floyd Reply

    i love your technique <3 thank you !!

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Chelsea [ Crimson Hybrid ] Reply

    You did all that in four minutes(maybe about 10 for the eyes and everything else?) and I'm here spending weeks on one piece that looks waaay worse that this. ;___;

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Connie Freitas Reply

    how is this process different for males versus women who aren't wearing make-up?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Lisa Maier Reply

    Butt kicking awesome video dude! Thank you so much.

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Sol Reply

    it does helps alot ^.^ thanks sycra <3

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • mustang9279 Reply

    You're the greatest Sycra.

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Markéta Nezvalová Reply

    This helped me a lot, thank you very much! 🙂

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Lunaticker Reply

    1:20 looks like a JoJo character

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • EVE LILE Reply

    Si hubiera dibujado el menton mas circular y la nariz menos perfecta, habria dibujado a 4 de la película divergente c=

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Skylet Wings Reply

    It is fantastic! Especially that part, where you add the first lights and shades to the head. It literally carves it out of the background with so minemalistic, but perfectly placed strokes. It's just a pity you didn't do it in Krita, already. 😉 Thank you for the lesson!

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • hamidious Reply

    He mentioned softening the lines, or edges to make it more realistic, how does he do that?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Raven Eckenberg Reply

    that was very helpful thank tou very much sir

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Salvatore Parrone Reply

    Which brush are you using for painting all over? Some kind of Hard Round?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Blackhole, omgomgomg Reply

    Thank you, I've been fucking up things on the skin for so long now, this really helped me out!

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • DisconnectTheHype17 Reply

    I. Fucking. Love you

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Dragon Republican Reply

    Thanks! This video helped a lot! Now I know how to draw the male lips

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Kare Wilson Reply

    Thanks for your tutorial. I felt like it helped bring my drawings to the next level in realism.  I used gray-scale and then tinted instead of trying to guess my way through coloring :3. It looks ten times better although I still need a lot more practice. I don't feel like my edges or values are quite accurate. Anyway! Thanks!

    Made this after I watched your tutorial:

    http://karendrae.deviantart.com/art/Xavaeir-of-Wyrmrest-530244893?ga_submit_new=10%253A1430487456&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1&ga_recent=1

    Compared to the face here before using your method:

    http://karendrae.deviantart.com/art/Mafford-of-Moonguard-528767306

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Alex Lu Reply

    1:20 hahahaha what a pretty boy 😀

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Da Crammers Reply

    the flow and opacity are a hundred percent but when he paints over the first color, it gets darker ._. how?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • quinco estrella Reply

    would someone kindly tell me what program he's using ? and where to get it?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • LazyDoodlez Reply

    ugh..i don't know why but I just can't understand colours

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • The Geek Artist Reply

    really helpful stuff.. thanks!!! 😀

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • October Peony Reply

    Welp. My mind is blown. This is amazing. Subscribed! 

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • crimson35124 Reply

    do a video on what background texture to use on the skin, how do you avoid airbrushing the skin and it ending up looking smooth as glass?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Shamaas Pear Reply

    Thx sycra, helped slot

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Patrick McDonald Reply

    Thank you, you post wonderful videos.  One question (I hope it isn't too silly) you said that the colour gets more blue/green in the hair areas.  That makes sense and covers the beard area in men.  But what about women?  Does the colour get (very slightly) more blue in the 'beard' area or doesn't it effect women at all?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • ironlily26fe Reply

    Thanks for this video Sycra, it's helped quite a lot. 
    One question, would it be possible to share out a psd that shows that colour layer you do? I'm still struggling a bit with where to break up colours on the face and I'd love to study that colour layer you did to see the actual colours you were laying down on top of it. It can be all too easy to not see the subtleties of you're colour choices for someone trying to learn. 
    Thanks for all the excellent videos again, you're way of explaining things has really helped push my art skills a lot this year. 

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Travis Pisani Reply

    Sorry for the dumb question but I'm new to drawing. What did you mean by getting the values right? Is it something I can do with sketchbook pro or do I need PhotoShop? I noticed you switched from one to the other.

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Pebbles Forever Reply

    So did you go over your sketch with a bigger brush to soften your lines?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm
  • Bloody Ferro Reply

    Commander shepard?

    August 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm

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