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Offline Mia.Elora

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Noses - how do you do it?!
« on: December 29, 2016, 04:31:24 pm »

So, I occasionally will get the itch to draw, but I keep running into this - I cannot draw a realistic looking nose.  What is the great secret?! 

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Re: Noses - how do you do it?!
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 05:52:31 pm »
Noses can be tricky...different shapes, sizes, angles...I'm far from perfecting them myself and being a cartoonist I tend to go for stylised rather than realistic. All I can suggest is finding lots of pictures of faces and practice drawing them.
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Re: Noses - how do you do it?!
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 06:25:20 pm »
Visualization in 3D space. Break it down into a shape out of squares or rectangles and simplify it. Then get used to how that roughly looks from different angles so you can re-draw on demand. YouTube tutorials like those of Proko might help you.

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Re: Noses - how do you do it?!
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 09:45:42 pm »
Why did I never think to Youtube this?  Gah.  Thank you both for your suggestions.

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