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Friday, June 3, 2011

How To Paint A Perfect Mouth...




How to paint a perfect mouth? Well, don't ask me! But I do love painting lips. In my old makeup artist days I was told by the esteemed TEEN magazine editor I did the best lips in the business.

Painting lips in oil is far harder than in lipstick. For years I put too much information in them, thinking I was perhaps applying lipstick? Too many dark accents. Too much of a 'sea gull wing' affect. Then I saw how Mr. Everett Raymond Kinstler N.A., http://www.everettraymondkinstler.com/ and Mr. Morgan Weistling http://www.morganweistling.com/ did them and I learned a thing or two... slowly. Lipstick is so much quicker on the draw.

Here, on this quick sketch from like, I tried to leave out a lot of information on this model's very lucious pout. Maybe going for a neutral bisque Chanel No. 16?

Class demo this week at The California Art Institute.

The overall sketch wasn't the best, my drawing a bit off, but I liked the lips. A kiss-off of sorts?


7 comments:

Kim Blair said...

Lovely!
Kim

Marian Fortunati said...

Lovely luscious lips!!!

Lucky students!!

Roseanne said...

and you still do lips soo beautifully!! Luscious Lips!!

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Fantastic job on the lips - I could definitely learn a thing or two by studying those and I hope I do!

Julie Hill said...

Fantabuolus girlfriend!!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Kisses to you all...something wrong about the mouth?

Shelley Whiting said...

Your picture is very realistic and the skin tones are impressive. Beautiful work.