Drawing a basic nose

Before you can sketch a nose, you need to know a nose's parts. The basic nose is made up of two distinct parts:

To draw a nose, follow these steps:

1. Start with the bridge and draw a line down and then a sharp turn under to form the basic nose shape.

This shape is generally a 45-degree angle, but it can vary depending on how you draw it.

2. Move to the nostrils.

When drawing nostrils you can simplify things by curving the bottom line of the nose back around so that it forms a small "c" shape. However, as shown in Figure 6-15, you can separate the nostril as its own shape. You still draw it as if it were a small "c" shape, but at the bottom you thicken the line a little bit to give the impression of the nostril opening.

Figure 6-15:

Breaking down the nose.

Figure 6-15:

Breaking down the nose.

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