How to draw a nose from the front – 7 easy steps
I’ll be using the following materials for this nose drawing tutorial: u2013 Mechanical Pencil with 0.5 mm HB lead by Ain u2013 Canson Bristol Paper u2013 Kneaded Rubber Eraser u2013 Blending Stump
Step 1: Start with a circle
To avoid damaging the paper with too many strokes, start by drawing a circle for the nose and lines for the eyes, ears, and mouth. Keep the strokes light so they can be erased in later steps.
Step 3: Shade around the nose bridge and tip
Don’t worry if the guidelines you created earlier didn’t blend in with your shading; we’ll darken the drawing later. Shade around the outer part of the nose in a circle, making a long “U” shape; you’ll notice the shading is thicker at the top of the bridge.
Step 4: Draw the nostrils
1. Draw the nostrils, 2. the brows, 3. the ears, 4. the eyes, 5. the eyelids, 6. the lips, 7. the cheeks, 8. the noses, 9. and the mouths, 10. using the diamond shape.
Step 6: Shape the nose
Make sure the lines show through or highlight any areas in the final image that you want to stand out.
Step 7: Blend your shading
This simple nose drawing tutorial includes a video! Follow along as I demonstrate how to draw a nose from the side, and check out my tutorial on drawing faces to learn where to place the nose on a face with proper proportions!
How do you shade your nose?
Start at the bridge of your nose and apply a thin line of concealer down your nose with a small brush, stopping before you reach the tip, using a concealer that’s a shade or two brighter than your natural skin tone.
How do you sketch your mouth?
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw lips in the frontal view.
- Refine the outline and show the volume in the lower lip with two ovals.
- Add a shadow for the upper and lower lips with the HB pencil.
- Add some shading and tone to the whole drawing.
- Add the lines on the lips.
What are the 4 sinuses?
The frontal (lower forehead), maxillary (cheekbones), ethmoid (beside the upper nose), and sphenoid (behind the nose) sinuses are named after the bones that contain them.