When people learn to draw, at first they try to reproduce the contours of the object, instead of the image. This tendency is especially evident in the portrait. H in the drawing of such face casts as the nose, it is very important to understand that this form is voluminous, it is not easy.
Of course, there are different types of drawing – linear, and tonal … Therefore, the artist can paint a drawing. However, at the training stage, beginners need to learn that the nose, eyes, and lips are not century shedding.
To do this, I drew a diagram that will help you understand the shape of the nose. If we simplify the drawing to geometric shapes, then the nose will look like a triangle. And this shape is convex and voluminous.
That is, the nose will consist of three faces – two side and one central, which is called the back of the nose. Depending on the direction of the light, one of these faces will be in the light, and the other two will be in shadow or partial shade. With this in mind, you can quite easily “blind” the volumetric shape of the nose.
To learn how to draw a portrait, of course, it is not enough just to correctly convey the form, sculpt the volume, etc. In a portrait, you need to be able to reflect the character of a person. And the character is reflected, among other things, in the individual shape of the nose.
After the three faces are outlined, you need to draw the tip and wings of the nose (for what these names mean, see the end of the article). To do this, you can outline three circles, since both the wings of the nose and the tip of the nose looks like “balls”. After that, you can refine the drawing, moving away from geometry to real outlines.
In addition to the schematic image, I also completed a complete step-by-step classical drawing of the nose. The illustration shows three main stages. The first one is building. On the second – light shading of shadows is laid.
Each person has their own unique nose. But this “variety of noses” can be divided into types. For example, a nose can be straight, hooked, curved, etc. To see these features clearly, I have drawn ten different types of nose. This drawing will help in conveying the individual characteristics of a person in a portrait.
Well, in conclusion of this lesson, I will also list the main names in the plastic anatomy of the nose, which can be traced according to the above diagram:
back of the nose;
tip of the nose;
wings of the nose;
At the third stage of the drawing of the nose, all the halftones and details are worked out. But whatever the stage of the drawing, the shading in the portrait must be “stacked” as if with strokes. Those. strokes should form planes. In the second stage of my drawing, you can see that these planes or faces are quite large and generalized.
At the third stage, these planes become smaller, due to which the details are drawn in more detail. That is, the drawing is, as it were, “molded” by small planes or edges. It is similar to the work of a sculptor who shapes the clay with his fingers. If you hatch too smoothly, the drawing will be less realistic and look like a plastic mask.
Therefore, novice artists need to pay special attention to this advice, since this is rarely mentioned, especially in teaching drawing lessons on the Internet.ng I hope this nose drawing lesson will help those who want to learn how to draw a portrait. The main thing to remember is that you need not to copy, but to be able to “build” a drawing, that is, to understand the key features of the structure of the nose. When copying (even from nature), when you do not understand the structure, it is very easy to make a mistake. But when you understand the essence, then drawing is much easier.