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How to Draw the Female Nose Step by Step

How to Draw the Female Nose Step by Step by Merrill Kazanjian

FREE Downloadable PDF of this lesson AND a supply list at the bottom!

Today YOU are going to draw the female nose. In comparison to the Male nose (left) the female nose is: 1.) less pronounced or smaller than the male nose 2.) has a more narrow bridge 3.) has smaller nostrils 4.) slightly rounder at the bottom (this is not the case for EVERY person though) 5.) had less shadow area around the `eye socket` or orbit, on both sides of the bridge at the top of the nose.

draw female nose 1 step by step

STEP 1- In step one of drawing the female nose, focus your attention on the shapes. There are three main shapes. 1.) An oval at the bottom, 2.) A tall trapezoid for the bridge of the nose. 3.) An upside down trapezoid at the top of the nose. 4.) In addition to the major shapes, don`t forget to add the shapes for the nostrils.

draw female nose step by step 2

STEP 2- For step two, simply darken the nostrils. The nostrils will be the darkest tone on any persons nose.

draw female nose step by step 3

STEP 3- For this step, create a shadow at the bottom of the nose.

draw female nose step by step 4

STEP 4- Erase the lines on the sides of the bridge of the nose. (This is where most people go wrong in drawing the nose!) The only part of the nose that can be expressed in linear form is the bottom of the nose (Below and to the sides of the nostrils...especially the sides).

draw female nose step by step 5

STEP 5- Replace the solid lines with soft `cross hatching` (a fancy term for shading- `hatches` are multiple lines, created by the tip of the pencil used to create darker the video at the top if you do not understand).

draw female nose step by step 6

STEP 6- Smudge the cross hatching with a tortillion (blending stump or stub).....Not only on the bridge of the nose, but also where you feel in necessary. I usually do a few layers of hatching, followed by smudging.

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STEP 7- I am putting on the finishing touches. I used my eraser to make highlights on the nose. IMPORTANT: The female nose (right) is smoothed out/ polished / finished, more than the male nose........ How does an artist smooth out/polish/finish the nose?....By 1.) hatching with the pencil 2.) smudging the hatches with the tortillion and 3.) using the eraser to create highlights.



draw female nose step by step 8

STEP 8- In the final step I darkened the nostrils (For the second time).


(This lesson is demonstrated in the video above).



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General's Sketchmate Drawing Set

General's Sketchmate Drawing Set

This complete sketching set is ideal for beginning and experienced artists alike. It offers a set of high-quality products at a low price. General's Sketchmate Drawing Set contains the following materials: 3 graphite drawing pencils in varying degrees of hardness 2 charcoal pencils in varying degrees of hardness 1 layout Pencil Sandpaddle sharpener White eraser Blending tortillon Sharpener for fine charcoal and graphite pencils Pencils are pre-sharpened.

15-Piece Drawing Set

15-Piece Drawing Set

This convenient set has everything you need to draw anywhere. It includes the following materials: 12 Faber-Castell 9000 pencils (8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, and 2H) Stainless steel sharpener Dust-free vinyl eraser Black nylon pencil bag

50-Sheet Pads

50-Sheet Pads

Tape-bound on the short side.

Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pads

Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pads

Strathmore 400 is one of the most versatile sheets Strathmore offers. This off-white drawing paper, with a uniform surface, is ideal for sketching and most finished work. It readily accepts pen and ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, light washes, and markers. Acid-free. Pads contain 24 sheets of 80 lb (130 gsm) paper, spiral-bound on the short side.

PDF of How to Draw the Female Nose (STEP by STEP)- CLICK HERE


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