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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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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude!
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!
biscusgo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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! 
SidusRie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it was really helpful :)
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!
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
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.
Skylaire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful! Lips and noses are so hard to paint! Thank you!!!
Vonsouza Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thanks, this helps a lot!
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