Learn how to draw a nose easy! This step by step tutorial and video will show you how.
How to Draw a Nose
How to Draw a Nose Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
Nose Guidelines (Step 1-7) Draw these basic shapes and lines lightly with a pencil.
Step 1 (optional): (these likes will be useful if you want to draw this nose within the face tutorial) draw a straight vertical line.
Step 2 (optional): draw another vertical line parallel to the first.
Step 3 (optional): draw a third line, at the same distance and parallel to the second.
Step 4 (optional): draw a horizontal line at the bottom of the three lines.
Step 5: at the bottom of those guide grid, in the middle (if you used step 14), add a circle.
Step 6: add another smaller circle overlapping to the left of the first.
Step 7: mirroring the one in step 6, add another small circle to the right side.
Let’s start drawing (You could now change to a pen or colored pencil)
Step 8: at the bottom, trace the middle guide and draw a curved line right in between the space where the small circles meet the bigger one.
Step 9: add the left nostril – along the bottom of the left guide circle, draw a rounded triangle shape that connects to the curved line (from step 8).
Step 10: mirroring the nostril created in step 9, draw a second nostril to the right.
Step 11: add the nose wings – along the left circle guide and the left vertical line, draw a curved line.
Step 12: mirroring the wing created in step 11, draw a second curved line for the right nose wing.
Step 13: above the nose (at the length of the bigger circles diameter and right above where the small and bigger circle guides meet), draw a curved line to indicate the back of the nose.
Step 14: mirroring the line added in step 13, draw a second curved line for the back of the nose.
Step 15: erase the guidelines.
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Now, you know how to draw a realistic nose drawing of a simple nose. You can color it and add shading. Little coloring tip: add shade around the wings, one side of the back and the bottom of the nose and add highlights to the tip of the nose, along the back of the nose, and to the middle of the wings.
Keep in mind from which side the light is hitting your nose, add the highlights and shades accordingly. This tutorial merely serves as a basic example. The more you practice, the more you will be able to individualize the drawing. You can change the dimensions, make the nose bigger or smaller, round or pointy, or add a hump by inverting the curved lines of the back of the nose. Omit or add any details you like.