If you want to know where to place the nose on a face with correct proportions, check out my tutorial on drawing faces!
Draw a curved slope up and around the left circle to form the tip and bridge and a curve below it to form the philtrum or cupid’s bow. The cupid’s bow should not go too far to the left or right. Draw it somewhere in between the 2 circles.
Click the following link and hit the download button beside the printer icon to download the PDF: RapidFireArt Tutorials-How to Draw a Nose from the Front
Home Learn How to Draw How to draw a nose from the front – 7 easy steps
So, what’s next?? Click here to learn where to place a nose on the face!
To draw the profile of a nose, you want to start out with 2 round circles which are spaced generously apart. (Imagine there is a third circle in between the 2). For the next step, I’ve drawn a triangle to give you guidance on how to draw the bridge/slope of the nose.
Draw a circle for the ball of the nose and 2 curved lines on each side for the bridge. Keep the strokes light so they can be erased in later steps.
Next, you want to use a blending stump (learn how to use a blending stump here) to gently blend out the skin and give it a softer look. Add some touch-ups and go over your highlighted areas once more with a kneaded eraser. You can try different diamond shapes as well as circles to create more unique nose shapes. Experiment with shading to achieve longer, flatter, or more defined noses and so on. Click here to check out my tutorial on how to draw a nose step by step from the side.
Here, I have darkened some areas as well as went over the highlights with the end of a kneaded rubber eraser. The outlines have also been erased slightly. I used the blending stump, to blend around the highlights to make the skin look less harsh.
Draw a horizontal line through the middle of the circle and a diamond-like shape around it for the nostrils.
Click here for a tutorial on how to draw a nose from the side
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Home Learn How to Draw How to draw a nose from the side – 6 steps
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a nose from the side! If you have any questions or requests, let me know in the comments below!
Follow the diamond shape to create the nostrils. Now it’s starting to come together!
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You can erase the circles at this point and start shading. As you can see, the shading technique employed in this tutorial is circular. That will help achieve a more realistic skin texture. In my shading tutorial, I cover a few more shading techniques as well as give tips on how to shade smoothly. Click here to go to my shading tutorial.
How to Draw a Nose from the Side Step 1: Draw two small circles
Click the following link and hit the download button beside the printer icon to download the PDF: RapidFireArt Tutorials – How to Draw a Nose from the Side
Shape and contour the bridge and ball of the nose. You can shade around the top of the circle to make the nose look pointer or shade the middle of the circle to give it a flatter look. Use the eraser to dab areas which appear too dark, any lines that show through or areas you want to highlight.
Here is a very simple step by step tutorial on how to draw a nose from the front view. Below is a diagram of a nose broken down into 3 separate parts: the bridge, the nostrils and the ball or tip. Breaking things down into sections will make drawing noses a breeze! We will first use simple shapes/forms as guidelines to construct the shape of the nose and to maintain symmetry.
Make a looped shape for the nostril. It should not be too long or too big. Again, try to draw between the 2 circles.
– Mechanical Pencil with 0.5 mm 4B Ain Lead – Kneaded Eraser – Blending Stump (learn how to use a blending stump here) – Smooth Bristol Paper
I will be using the following materials for this nose drawing tutorial: – Mechanical Pencil with 0.5 mm HB lead by Ain (If you’re a beginner, it may be hard to shade with a mechanical pencil. You can use a blunt HB pencil for a smoother shading and blending experience). – Kneaded Rubber Eraser – Blending Stump (Learn how to use one here) – Canson Bristol Paper (smooth side)
Many people find drawing noses difficult, especially from the side. Creating basic shapes as a guideline will make the process of drawing noses a lot less difficult.
Shade around the outer part of the bridge and around the inner part of the circle, making a long “U” shape. You will notice the shading is thicker at the top of the bridge. That is because the bridge of the nose leads into the brow bones. Don’t worry if the guidelines you created earlier didn’t blend in with your shading. We will darken the drawing later.
Shade the nostrils and remember to leave some areas untouched so you can do some highlighting later.