Step one - Draw a Right Triangle
Step Two - Measuring
- Measure the HEIGHT of the Nose (from the BOTTOM to where the Nose connects with the Eyebrow).
- Compare this to the WIDTH of the Nose (from the tip to the back of the Wing [that fleshy part of the outside of the nostril).
- You'll probably find that the width of the Nose is HALF of the height.
- Adjust your triangle to reflect this.
- Now, mark off where the front of the nostril is (somewhere between one fourth (1/4) and one third (1/3) of the way in from the tip of the nose).
- Finally, mark off where the upper lip connects to the bottom of the nose (about one third (1/3) of the way in from the back of the Wing)
Step Three - Drawing the Edges
- Start with the top of the nose (BRIDGE) where it connects with the Eye Brow.
- Carefully work your way down the nose, drawing the edge exactly as you see it. Some people's noses are smooth, others have a slight (or more pronounced) bump where their nasal bone ends.
- As you draw around the tip (BALL) of the nose, pay attention to whether it turns up, is straight, or hooks under. Draw it accordingly. It's just EDGES people.
- Work your way around the bottom of the nose (SEPTUM - the cartilage that separates your nostrils) and draw down the upper lip just a bit.
- Now, start at the back of the nose (WING) and work your way back towards the front of the NOSTRIL. Keep in mind that some people will have very visible nostrils, and others will have ones that are more hidden. Pay attention and draw what you see, half the fun of drawing faces is all of the variation that happens.