Adult Features—Noses & Ears

If you are a beginner, it is a good idea to practice drawing the facial features separately. This way, you can work out any problems before attempting a finished head drawing. Additionally, always try to work from a live model or clear photographs. This is much easier than trying to draw from your imagination.

The nose is important to the character and personality of a person’s face. Study your subject from different angles, looking for the shapes and planes of the nose. Block in the basic shapes with simple lines, as illustrated below. Then refine the lines into subtle curves, according to the shape of the individual’s nose.

Profile View

Frontal View

Upward Frontal View

Three-Quarter View

The lower portion ...

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