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Drawing anime noses by moni158 Drawing anime noses by moni158
A few tips on drawing Anime noses and how to do the shadow. ( in my style)

Noses can be difficult to shade if your not familiar with the shape. The shadow will be different according the the type of nose you are drawing. The noses i have drawn have a bridge that extents up all the way to between the eyes, and the shadow is done accordingly.

If there is less of a bridge there will be less of a shadow on the upper part of the nose.

The nostrils aren't always shadowed, especially if there is more than one light source or the light is coming directly from the side of the nose.

The shape is pretty straight forward, but the problems come when trying to draw it from different angles, once again i suggest a mirror or to look at some reference pictures, even if there from real life since its easy to convert itto manga


Hope this was helpful :iconbaibaiplz:
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:iconserenaserpentine:
SerenaSerpentine Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!! This is Super Duper helpful! But If I may ask, What program do you use?
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fireytika Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful!! thank you~
I always have difficulty drawing nose!
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TifaRockheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You use Paint Tool SAI, don't u?
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lobisco1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Pretty helpful, Thanks I am a dummy! 
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
I'm just saying if there is something that you want that doesn't exist yet, try making it. I wasn't telling you off or anything. 
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GammaSatori Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
You just take the fun out of cynicism entirely. I dont even want to draw a ref sheet anymore. 
*Goes away to the corner and draws circles in the dirt with his finger * 
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
I had no idea replying was edgy. I'll make a mental note of that. 
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:icongammasatori:
GammaSatori Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Alright, no need to get edgy. the guy looking at the tutorial will go do his own then, jeez.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Filmographer
Then make your own one and include the ones that you want. Very simple. 
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GammaSatori Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
This is nice and all but I feel very excluded for some reason.. Oh wait thats right I have a grecian nose. An old world feature that comes to the bridge of the nose, forming a slight arch. Closest one drawn here was the one you added a mole too. :I
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eddheadsmosh230 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
what are your setting on your pen/brush?
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DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
eheheheh this is so lovely :,D
thanks so much
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:iconraixander:
Raixander Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you for helping us!
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huppyleon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
oh thankyou :)
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:icondeepinthebastabyss:
Deepinthebastabyss Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thanks you! I should try this
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:iconann47:
ann47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   General Artist
this will help me  for my drawings:)
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gebol027 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
this tutorial which i need. thanks
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sfxon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thank you. I like the shading part with the colors. Indeed this is helpful.
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:icondarkcat13:
Darkcat13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for this
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iLyriics Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ty <3333 It's very helpful. 8D
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demonangelsnow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
what tools do you use to do your shading and such? and what do you use photoshop for?(i mean do you just use it for effects or you switch off doing your art on sai and photoshop)
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ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Wow, thanks.
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Carl-McIntyre Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my god all your work is incredible!
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:iconxhigure:
xhigure Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tottaly not helpful. Why? While painting nose, there is a biiig, big abyss between last and third step of painting. And what do we between them? Oh well, and no instructions. Only few words.
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Bandgeek452 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Oh my goodness! I will definitely use this as a reference! I ALWAYS have problems with noses. And hands lol..
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:iconimmacatastrophe:
ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are really nice! :3
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Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
yay thank you noses are so hard to draw grrrr
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:iconzombiefritz:
ZombieFritz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for posting this, it's unbelievably helpful!
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BeastMastr Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
you. my watchlist. now.
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snowchsc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
So helpful! Thanks!
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NikObi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Jeah Thank you! That helps me a lot!
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Skyangel7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
I don't do noses good either,but this helps! Thanks! ^_^
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NatsukiNekoChan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suck at drawing noses, thank you! :D
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:iconxsilver-cloudx:
xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much, this was very helpful to me! I'm horrible when it comes to drawing noses! :D
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:iconorribu:
orribu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh jeez thank you so much. ;__; this really helped me a lot ;w;
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LovelyLumi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you!
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songja9700 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student
Love it~
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude!
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AspiringAries Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Photographer
(Tries to come up with a "pick nose" joke and fails.  I'm not punny enough lol)
Thanks for this!  I HATE drawing noses -_-
But I hope / believe your tutorial will help me out!  Thank you!
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biscusgo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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PandoraTemptest Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was amazing and so helpful, I like how you broke everything down. I usually just do sketches and stuff by hand, because I suck at digital art, (I really do, everything ends up looking like colorful spaghetti) but this was easy to follow and my nose ended up looking halfway decent! 
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SidusRie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it was really helpful :)
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Saaally Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I have never seen anime noses that detailed :iconyaomingmemeplz: they're always just a \ thing or whatever =p even death note doesn't have qite nosey noses

anywhore these are amazing!
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xxyuriaxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Ah ha! Never mind I found some in your gallery and I must say it's very well done. Also I love your Attack on Titan pictures <3 :3
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xxyuriaxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Ah! This comes in handy xD I always seem to have trouble drawing men's noses o - O. Do you have one for others such as :Male full body and female full body. I've been slacking in drawing and I need a goo tutorial to help me out. If you know of any other source please note me or respond back to this comment. May thanks :3 And thank you for your time.
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Skylaire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful! Lips and noses are so hard to paint! Thank you!!!
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:iconvonsouza:
Vonsouza Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thanks, this helps a lot!
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korebetha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If only anime artists actually drew noses like this! 
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Great noses! Noses are one of my most favorites to draw x)
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
this was really helpful
it took me so long to learn how to make noses, and I'm still learning the shading ;-;
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Charlotte5k Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to hate drawing noses but now they're my favorite!
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