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How to Draw a Nose

how to draw a nose

In this drawing tutorial, we will show you how to draw a nose. This tutorial is extremely important for anyone who wants to learn how to draw realistic faces.

The nose is one of the most visible parts of the face, and drawing a nose has a number of very important features that we will talk about in this article.

Before starting this lesson, you can read our article on the anatomy of the nose to know more about the structure of this organ.

So let’s get down to the lesson and learn how to draw a nose.


Step 1

So, before you start drawing a nose, you need to draw a vertical centerline, which will serve as a guide for you to maintain symmetry and proportions. On a person’s face, this line runs right in the center of the face.

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Step 2

Now in the lower part of the line draw the horizontal line of the base of the nose, and in the upper part draw the approximate location of the upper border of the nose. At the bottom, outline the lateral borders of the tip and wings of the nose.

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Step 3

Now using very light lines draw the nasal dorsum (nasal bridge). It can have a variety of shapes and differ from the one shown in our example. Using the lines drawn in the previous steps, draw the bottom edges of the tip and wings of the nose.

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Step 4

Finish drawing the tip and wings of the nose, giving them smoother outlines. Don’t forget to draw the nostrils. Next, give the nasal dorsum a smoother look by connecting the previously drawn guidelines with soft and flowing lines.

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Step 5

To give the nose drawing a more complete and clean look, delete all unnecessary guidelines drawn by us in the previous steps. Make the necessary lines smoother and more accurate.

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Step 6

Now, with the help of hatching, add shadows to your nose drawing. This will make it look more voluminous and realistic. By the way, in our article on light and shadow, we described in great detail the structure of shadows and the process of drawing shadows.

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Step 7

Try to analyze your drawing and compare it with our example. Look for mistakes, and if you find them, then fix them. If you did everything correctly, then your nose drawing should be approximately similar to what you see in our example.

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Recall that all noses are very different, and what you see in our example is a kind of formula with which you can draw any nose in the world. Just add the necessary outlines as you draw to make the final result more like what you want.

Try drawing this nose several times, repeating all the steps. Try changing the shape of the nose, change the angle of incidence of the light, and add some details, for example freckles.

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