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How to Draw Noses

Want to know how to draw noses?

Maybe not.

Maybe you were looking how to draw faces, and somehow ended up here.

But drawing noses is, whether we like it or not, part of the task of drawing a complete face.

These tips will get you started.

The nose is composed of bone, cartilage and muscles:
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In making a likeness of a human face, much depends on the nose.

Noses add character to a face.

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You should study the planes of the nose.

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Use shadows to bring out the form as the nose must stand out from the face.

Learn to block in the nose before modeling and softening the planes in completion:
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