How to draw a nose

17/02/2009 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

how-to-draw-a-nose-17-february-2009This week I’d like to talk about how drawing a certain type of nose can perfectly suit your character.

Noses play a huge role in defining a face. A rounder nose makes the person look generous or greedy. A thin pointed nose makes the person look like a bad guy. A balanced small nose makes a character look pretty.

Take a look at the examples that I have added.

On the top row, I just drew some random noses to show some of the infinite variations. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with the characters you draw.

The next two rows I played with some faces using different noses. Notice how each face has a certain type of nose that suits them. From left to right:

1)The typical good looking guy. Perfectly balanced features.

2)The snobbish older guy. The angle and size of his nose and facial expression is what shapes his personality.

3)The fat guy, with his fat nose. He looks very approachable.

4)The good looking African guy. Larger nose.

5)The elderly guy with the crooked old nose.

Each of the characters have their own personality, helped along by a certain type of nose.

Each nose has a different shape and size, it also has different contours. Bumps, large or small nostrils, straight or curved bridges all add up to make a huge difference.

To make illustration easier, break the nose down into three parts. The bridge of the nose, or the line that comes down the face, the tip of the nose, the nostril area.

Draw a strong straight bridge with a curved, smooth tip and long nostrils and you have a completely different look to a short curved bridge, pointy tip and small nostrils.


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