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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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Thank you so much!!
PandoraTemptest 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! 
SidusRie Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it was really helpful :)
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!
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
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.
Skylaire Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful! Lips and noses are so hard to paint! Thank you!!!
Thanks, this helps a lot!
korebetha Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If only anime artists actually drew noses like this! 

Great noses! Noses are one of my most favorites to draw x)
SparkleFairyMangoFsh Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist 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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