How to Draw the Nose
Step 1 -Breaking Down the Nose into Simple Shapes
We will use simple shapes to represent the anatomy of the nose. The nose in the simplest terms is made up of the Glabella, Bridge, Ball of the Nose, and Wing of the Nose. Below shows the basic anatomy of the nose.
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects of Shapes
We will use the trapezoid, rectangle, circle, a “c” shape and a comma shape. We will use these to construct the nose.
Step 2 – Establishing the Major Parts of the Nose
We will start with a center line. Then we will stack the trapezoid, rectangle, circle and another trapezoid. These represent the Glabella, Bridge of the Nose, Ball of the Nose, and Septum.
Step 3 – The Ball of the Nose is a Rounded Cone
As you observe the nose from the front, you will perceive the ball of the nose as a circle. If you look more closely you will see another circle as well. That is because the ball of the nose is a rounded cone. That is why from the front it looks like a circle within a circle.
Step 4 – Putting in the Nostrils and Wings of the Nose
The nostrils are sometimes drawn as a circles, but this will give your nose a porky pig look. The nostrils are actually closer to “comma” shapes than circles. We will add two commas to either side of the septum and add our “c” shapes to finish drawing the nose.