7 steps to draw noses from the 3/4 view
This tutorial is a little different than most because each step has three options for you to draw from; however, please only draw one option each time you follow the tutorial to help you learn faster. Materials I used: Canson Sketch PadDerwent HB and 2B pencils
Step 1: Draw a 3D shape with trapezoid base
Using an HB pencil, draw your outlines as light as possible.
Step 4: Draw the nose’s tip and bridge
Follow the main circle and draw a line from the base to the tip of the animal’s nose, wrapping your line up towards the bridge and giving the tip a unique shape, similar to a human’s nose.
Step 7: Prepare for shading
If your shading is very light or you’re afraid of any outlines showing through, use my shadow lining method. Try skewing the 3D shape or experimenting with different circle sizes, as shown in the examples below.
How do you draw a nose in perspective?
5. How to Draw a Perspective Nose
- Draw the ball.
- Draw the circular wings.
- Add the septum.
- Sketch the outline of the nostrils.
- Draw a line along the nose, emphasizing its 3D form.
- Draw the bridge.
What is a 3/4 view?
2/3 view, where your subject turns their head until the line of their nose is almost touching the outline of their cheek on the far side: 3/4 view, where your subject turns their face just slightly in one direction until you can no longer see their far ear: 2/3 view, where your subject turns their head until the line of their nose is almost touching the outline of their cheek on the far side.
What does the size of your nose mean?
The nose’s size is directly related to the nose-bearer’s sense of power, drive, leadership, ego, and desire to work independently; they have their own mind and find it difficult to work under someone else; they also despise small talk.
What is a turned up nose?
The tip of an upturned nose is angled upward, and the angle can range from slightly upturned to exaggerated, making the nose appear short and the nostrils prominent.