The fifth part to "How to Sculpt a Face" deals with the top lip.
STEP 21: Knead some clay until it's warm and malleable. You want to be able to blend this without needing to push too hard later. Create a small sausage of polymer clay and add it to the face where you created that hollow in the previous step. It should sit nicely inside the hollow if you bend it into a horseshoe shape. This will form the entire top lip section right up to under the nose.
STEP 22: Using your spoon shaped tool, work around the top edge of the clay you just added and blend it into the face. Do not blend the bottom edge, you will use this to form the lip.
Blend the clay so that it's seamless right up under the nose. Also, blend the sides of the "horseshoe" so the lip is more horizontal. Notice how I've somewhat trimmed off some of the clay I added. Gently smooth out and slightly flatten the clay. You don't want the clay around her mouth to protrude too much.
STEP 23: Using your rubber-tipped tool, gently wipe the under-side of the clay you added.
Wipe it on a slight upward angle so it creates a flat section mimicking the lips.
You are trying to define the line of the top lip without carving into the clay.
STEP 24: This is what you should be left with. This part that requires a lot of patience and practice. No beginner sculptor gets this step right first time around so don't feel bad if it takes you a couple tries. Just smooth it off with your finger and try again.
The trick is to barely touch it. Wipe the clay with the side of the tip, not the point, and touch it very lightly. Use the tool like you're painting a feather.
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