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How to Draw an Anime Mouth [Grin, Angry, Shouting]

How to Draw an Anime Mouth [Grin, Angry, Shouting]

This tutorial will teach you how to draw different anime mouth shapes and expressions. Mouths can be a great tool to change your characters expression and also make them more interesting.

With these step-by-step instructions you will be able to draw your own different mouth expressions in no time.

How to Draw Subtle Anime Frown

Step 1:

Create the guidelines for the mouth. Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line.

How To Draw Subtle Anime Frown 1

Step 2:

Using the horizontal guide line draw a line that slightly bend down at one end. Mirror that line you just added to form the middle lip line. Add a teardrop shape to the end of each bend.

How To Draw Subtle Anime Frown 2

Step 3:

Add a curve line bellow the middle mouth line for the lower lip.

How To Draw Subtle Anime Frown 3

How to Draw an Anime Grin

Step 1:

Start with a wide ‘’W’’ like shape.

How To Draw Anime Grin 1

Step 2:

Add a boxy curve to connect the ends of the ‘’W’’ shape you just added.

How To Draw Anime Grin 2

Step 3:

Add zigzag lines to the middle of the Mouth to create the teeth. You can also add fangs like the one shown if desired.

How To Draw Anime Grin 3

How to Draw a Talking Anime Mouth

Step 1:

Create the guidelines for the mouth. Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

For the top portion of the mouth, draw a wide ‘’M’’ like shape.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 2

Step 3:

Connect the ends of the ‘’M’’ shape with a boxy curve.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 3

Step 4:

Add the teeth by drawing a curve just below the top of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 4

Step 5:

Add the tongue by drawing a wider curve just above the bottom of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 5

Step 6:

Draw the lower lip by adding a curve below the bottom of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 6

Step 7:

Fill in the inside of the mouth with a dark shade and the tongue area a lighter shade.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 7

Step 8:

Finish the drawing and add shadows to the tongue area.

How To Draw Talking Anime Mouth 8

How to Draw a ‘’Tsk’’ Anime Mouth

Step 1:

Create the guidelines for the mouth. Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line.

How To Draw Tsk Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

Draw the shape of the upper mouth opening

How To Draw Tsk Anime Mouth 2

Step 3:

Draw a curve and connect it to the upper mouth opening with a line.

How To Draw Tsk Anime Mouth 3

Step 4:

Add a line to the middle of the mouth opening to show the teeth.

How To Draw Tsk Anime Mouth 4

How to Draw an Open Anime Mouth

Step 1:

Create the guidelines for the lips. Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

Draw a wide curve for the upper mouth opening. End the curve with teardrop shapes.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 2

Step 3:

Add a wider curve below the horizontal guideline and connect it to the upper mouth opening you just added.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 3

Step 4:

Add the teeth by drawing a curve just below the top of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 4

Step 5:

Add the tongue by drawing a wider curve just above the bottom of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 5

Step 6:

Draw the lower lip by adding a curve below the bottom of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 6

Step 7:

Fill in the inside of the mouth with a dark shade and the tongue area a lighter shade.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 7

Step 8:

Finish the drawing and add shadows to the tongue area.

How To Draw Open Anime Mouth 8

How to Draw a Shouting Anime Mouth

Step 1:

To create the shape of the mouth, draw a slanted boxy circle.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

Add the teeth by drawing a curve just below the top of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth 2

Step 3:

Add the tongue by drawing a wider curve just above the bottom of the mouth opening.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth 3

Step 4:

Fill in the inside of the mouth with a dark shade and the tongue area a lighter shade.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth 4

Step 5:

Finish the drawing and add shadows to the tongue area.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth 5

How to Draw a Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View

Step 1:

Make the shape of the mouth by drawing a boxy ‘’C’’ shape.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View 1

Step 2:

Curve each end of the line to make the lips.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View 2

Step 3:

Draw a curve to add the teeth just under the upper mouth area.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View 3

Step 4:

Draw a curve just above the lower mouth area to add the tongue.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View 4

Step 5:

Finish the mouth and fill in the tongue with a light shade.

How To Draw Shouting Anime Mouth Profile View 5

How to Draw a Tongue-Out Anime Mouth

Step 1:

Draw a wide M shape. Add a teardrop shape to each end of the line.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

Finish the shape of the mouth by adding a curve. Draw a straight line just below the upper mouth line for the teeth.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 2 (2)

Step 3:

Add in the shape of the tongue by drawing a ‘’U’’ shape.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 3

Step 4:

Erase the line under the tongue.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 4

Step 5:

Add a line at the base of the tongue. Draw the lower lip with a curve. Most of the lower lip will be covered by the tongue.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 5

Step 6:

Fill in the inside of the mouth with a dark shade and the tongue area a lighter shade.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 6

Step 7:

Finish the drawing and add shadows to the tongue area.

How To Draw Tongue Out Anime Mouth 7

How to Draw a Gritting-Teeth Anime Mouth

Step 1:

Create the shape of the upper portion of the mouth by drawing a slightly tilted curve to one side.

How To Draw Gritting Teeth Anime Mouth 1

Step 2:

Draw the lower part of the mouth by creating a shallow boxy curve.

How To Draw Gritting Teeth Anime Mouth 2

Step 3:

Add zigzag lines to the middle of the mouth shape to create the teeth.

How To Draw Gritting Teeth Anime Mouth 4

How to Draw an Angry Anime Mouth Profile View

Step 1:

Make the shape of the mouth by drawing a boxy ‘’C’’ shape.

How To Draw Angry Anime Mouth Profile View 1

Step 2:

Curve each end of the line to make the lips.

How To Draw Angry Anime Mouth Profile View 2

Step 3:

Add a line between the upper and lower lip. Draw zigzag lines in the middle of the mouth area to add the teeth.

How To Draw Angry Anime Mouth Profile View 3