How to Paint a Nose in Pencil Step by Step
In this lesson, we will draw the nose from the front in pencil step by step. There are different nose forms. Look at the image depicting a nose from different angles.
We will draw three different nose at the same time. A turned-up, a straight and a slightly curved down nose.
Draw a circle, as the basis for the tip of the nose.
Trace two curve lines to create a nose bridge.
The location of two smaller circles varies on the nose shape (these will be the nose wings). Usually men have bigger and longer noses than women. Every person has his own vision of a perfect nose that varies on the culture and race.
Use an eraser to lighten the nose lines. Draw the contours of the nose and the wings, note that the contours of the wings are different.
Hatch the nose in 2B or HB pencil to outline the nose for in a light tone. In our case, the light falls from the top left, so the right side of the nose will be darker than the left one.
Cross hatch the parts of the nose. Use 2H or HB pencils for bright shades and 4B for dark ones, you just have to decide where to place the light and the shadow. If you don’t apply enough contrast, your drawing may seem flat. Therefore, if your character doesn’t have a flattened nose, use a wide range of shades.
Step aside and look at the picture, note what’s wrong and add more shadows.
How to Draw a Nose from the Front in Pencil Step by Step
When drawing a nose from the front, on the foreground we see two rounded shapes – the tip of the nose and one wing. I suggest to draw three main nose types from the front. You can draw all the three at once or select any you like. In any case, the sequence will be the same:
1. Draw a large circle to mark the tip of the nose, and one small for a wing. As you can see on the picture, the circles overlap each other.
2. Draw the shape of the tip of the nose and the wing, following the contours of the circles.
3. Sketch the nose bridge, the nostrils and a small area of the face under the nose.
4. Lightly shade each part of the nose. The light falling from the left side casts shadow on the right side.
5. Cross hatch all the nose parts to complete the drawing.