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?