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Haris's 6 Step Nose Drawing Tutorial


Hey guys, I’m back with a quick tutorial on drawing noses. This one might be a little more challenging than my previous tutorial, but don’t worry, it’s still manageable! In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the steps, providing instructions along the way.

Finished Image and Guide

To give you a clear idea of the final result, here’s an image of the finished drawing:
[Insert Finished Image]

And here’s a guide picture that will help you create your own version:
[Insert Guide Picture]

Step 1: Basic Shapes

Start by choosing a base color and draw the basic shapes of the nose. Aim to create a placement of 3 circles and 2 triangles, as shown in step 1 of the picture.

Step 2: Background Shade

Assuming the nose will be part of a face, use the base color with reduced opacity to draw the “background” shade. Apply it in a way that allows the basic shapes to show through. Here’s an important tip: If you’re drawing on a lighter skin tone, consider using a pink-ish undertone on the tip of the nose to create a more realistic effect. This step is crucial, as the redness won’t appear as intense on darker skin tones.

Step 3: Outline and Excess Lines

Using a slightly darker shade than the base color, gently draw the outline of the nose, including the nostrils (without adding too many details). Then, switch back to the base color to draw over any excess lines from the basic shapes.

Step 4: Natural Shades

To create a more natural look, use the darker shade you used for the outline and a larger brush. Apply a natural shade along the outline of the nose, following the direction of the green arrows in the picture. Additionally, add a soft shade just above the tip of the nose, where the green guide is placed. This step gives the impression of an upturned nose. Once everything is in place, blur the shades to blend them with the shape of the nose.

Step 5: Finer Details and Shading

Choose a slightly darker shading color, lower the opacity even more, and draw clearer and firmer lines where the green arrows indicate (refer to the original image for clarity). With an even darker shading color (such as “Extra dark shading shade”), add shade to the ends of the sides of the nose and underneath the center, following the placement of the red guides shown in the picture. For highlights, select a shade that is not too light and draw them where the yellow guides indicate. Remember to maintain a low opacity for both highlights and shade. To tackle the nostrils, follow the tip provided in the lower left corner of the image. Increase the opacity slightly and use a firmer brush. Choose a dark shade for the nostrils (e.g., “Nostrils shade”), draw the outline as shown, and then use a slightly darker shade to shade the “c” shaped corners of the nostrils. Finally, blur the shades and highlights (excluding the nostrils) for a more natural-looking result.

Step 6: Final Touches

Now that we’ve reached the last step, lower the opacity and use the base color to fill in the pink guides if the shading appears too dark. Blur if necessary. Next, choose a lighter highlighting shade than the one used in step 5 and fill the blue triangle and oval-shaped guides to create a final glow. This step usually doesn’t require blurring if your brush has low opacity, but feel free to do so if you think it’ll enhance the result.

Bonus Tip: Adding Freckles

If you’re skilled in adding freckles, go ahead and give it a try! It can add a cool and unique touch to your drawing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a method to share just yet, but I’d love to see if someone else does!


That wraps up the tutorial! I know it was quite lengthy, but I genuinely hope it was helpful. If you create your own version, I’d be thrilled if you shared it with me through a post or PM. I absolutely love seeing your creations! Have fun and enjoy the process!

Link to my previous tutorial

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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