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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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spaghettigodd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsupertighthugplz: This is so helpful, along with your other tips <3
MaggotPsycho115 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks, this is truly useful Heart 
nc2311 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks m8
GLEE124 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
trying to draw draw nosesthis well help me that is a for sure Thanks Alot!!!
Catnip-1234 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice lighting!!!! 
XiTheUnUsual Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
How did I end up on this side of dA?
Its sad if you think about it
moni158 Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What you mean?
XiTheUnUsual Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
I'm not looking at like dogs at anything i'm looking at noses XD
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That nose right by the disgusted face looks like an aardvark.  XD
CrackleThePop Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i mean these are hardly anime noses but y'know
they help better than those funky points that animes have
KVDude13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're more JRPG noses.
Xevionne Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*looks at that wonky nose captions 'wtfeww' * Who has that nose type......nobody nose.... Clem Epic face Llama shy I had to-- 
Nevertheless I love these observations~ 
StarryWarriors Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which one is more preferred for a female character?
Navijunior Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
I have been looking for this for a long time! I have no idea how to draw noses! Thank you so much!
(P.S. Sorry for filling your inbox with my many praises of your references.)
MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
whopperjunior Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this! helped a lot :3
Dancing-horse Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I've always had a hard time with noses😄
RyanLesleyPortfolio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sniff im jelouse of my name :( OH WELL THE PUPPET DONT GOT NO NOSE AND HE'S HAPPY ABOUT IT :D!Spooky Scary Swiggity Swooty Marionette (Chat Icon 
avabrava205 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
omg thanks im trying to draw draw noses for my characters and they look so dumb and this helped a lot thanks!!!
SerenaSerpentine Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!! This is Super Duper helpful! But If I may ask, What program do you use?
fireytika Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is very helpful!! thank you~
I always have difficulty drawing nose!
TifaRockheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You use Paint Tool SAI, don't u?
lobisco1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Filmographer
Pretty helpful, Thanks I am a dummy! 
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
moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then make your own one and include the ones that you want. Very simple. 
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.
moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea replying was edgy. I'll make a mental note of that. 
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 * 
moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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. 
eddheadsmosh230 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
what are your setting on your pen/brush?
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Artist
eheheheh this is so lovely :,D
thanks so much
Raixander Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you for helping us!
huppyleon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thankyou :)
Deepinthebastabyss Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thanks you! I should try this
ann47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   General Artist
this will help me  for my drawings:)
gebol027 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
this tutorial which i need. thanks
sfxon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thank you. I like the shading part with the colors. Indeed this is helpful.
Darkcat13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for this
iLyriics Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ty <3333 It's very helpful. 8D
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)
ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks.
Carl-McIntyre Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my god all your work is incredible!
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.
Bandgeek452 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! I will definitely use this as a reference! I ALWAYS have problems with noses. And hands lol..
ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are really nice! :3
Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
yay thank you noses are so hard to draw grrrr
ZombieFritz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for posting this, it's unbelievably helpful!
BeastMastr Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
you. my watchlist. now.
snowchsc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
So helpful! Thanks!
NikObi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Jeah Thank you! That helps me a lot!
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