If you follow a lot of amateur artists online, you’ve probably seen this drawing a lot.
I drew that particular set of lips, but it’s certainly not my design. Why is everyone drawing this particular mouth, or some variation of it?
The answer is easy – a Mark Crilley instruction video!
Videos are a good resource to learn from, even though I’m not a huge fan in general, but it’s important to keep in mind that thousands of other people are seeing the same video, and at least a few hundred will attempt the step-by-step. It’s not a bad thing for practice, but don’t try to market off the results of watching that video. As I already said, other people are posting the exact same thing!
The experience is valuable, but don’t forget that nothing is more valuable than finding your own way to learn what works and what doesn’t.