How to draw a nose

How to draw a nose: Nose in oil paints

Mastering how to draw a nose is one of the trickiest parts of drawing a face. Perhaps it's the diversity of shapes we see every day that makes it difficult, or maybe it's to do with the way those shapes sit on the face. 

This tutorial gives a quick step-by-step guide to drawing a nose. Though oil paints are the medium used here, the focus is on the core drawing techniques you need to know in order to draw a nose using any material. After this, you might want to move onto the rest of your person, and our how to draw guide contains all the tutorials you'll need. You can brush up on other techniques, too, with these fundamental drawing techniques.

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Kate is an artist specialising in portraits and pet portraits. She mainly works in oils, charcoal and pencil.