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How to draw a nose (side)

Here's a quick step-by-step on how to draw a nose from the side. This is basically my process.

How to draw a nose from the side Start out by drawing a head as a square. Then add a triangle somewhere in the middle of the side of the head. Note: It's not a perfect triangle... that would look really weird, lol Give the head some shape (mine is male). The rest of the face actually defines the nose. Without the rest the nose would still just be a triangle. Edit the nose shape. You get cute noses, button noses, hooked noses, roman noses, long noses, etc. Now add a nostril: just draw two curvy lines. (A reference of a real person might prove helpful here.)

For a tutorial on how to draw a male face see this page.

pencildrawing of face with hair

Admin note: I found a cool online course called Pencil Drawing Made Easy that specializes in taking beginners and teaching them how to draw in a realistic style. The course itself is online video, so you can access it from anywhere in the world. I will do a full review of the course soon, but for now I just want you to know that I think it's definitely worth checking out, and you're sure to get better at drawing if you follow the lessons. I'm already learning a lot from it! The course teaches you how to draw ANYTHING realistically in pencil - from onions to hands to hyper realistic portraits. The teacher explains everything really well, so you'll understand exactly what you're doing and why. Click here to check it out!


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BarakiEl's favourite things to do include creating digital art, listening to music, playing computer games and spending time with her husband. She works from home as a freelance desktop publisher, colourist and illustrator.
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