Svetlana Izotova

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How to draw a nose. How to draw a nose - YouTube  See details »

 
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  • 00:01: welcome back to another video tutorial brought to you by the virtual instructor comm today we're going to spend some time drawing noses see a lot of people make mistakes when drawing noses they'll draw something like this kind of a backwards L upside down seven that's not what a nose looks like well there go the cartoon route like this and it's a little bit more on track and that's not quite right or they'll do the standard W with the extra hump all these things are the wrong thing to do okay basically you
  • 00:30: can draw a nose using four lines and then the rest is value so the first line is going to be the inside part of the nostril there's one line then we're going to draw the outside part of the nostril there's line two then you're going to mimic what you did on the right side on the left side pretty much make a mirror image of that and there's your four lines now the rest is just adding value so before we add value we need to think about our light source so I've got a little arrow to indicate where our light source is coming from then I'm going to start in the area that's the darkest and obviously that is in your
  • 01:02: nostril so go ahead and start adding value there I'm going to let that value fade out a little bit as you get close to the end of the nostril and maybe I'll give a little bit of a line to indicate a connection between the two nostrils but that's really just a line of value it's not really a strong heavy line all right now your notice comes out from your face so everything that comes out is going to be lighter and value and everything that kind of recedes is going to be darker and value so I'm going to draw a little bit of a shake to indicate
  • 01:31: that and then I'm going to go ahead and start adding the value in the area that's the direct opposite from the light source and you'll notice during this video that I'm not using my fingers to blend although I've seen a lot of people do a good job with that I just feel more comfortable using the tip of the pencil to blend basically I'm just adjusting the pressure and you can create full range of value that way it's a lot easier so you can see I'm just kind of putting in kind of a mid-tone value to start to bring the nose out
  • 02:03: from the surface of the paper and I'm just doing this all with value I try to make my lines go in different directions if you keep them going all in the same direction you might get too much of a linear quality about it and for this again I just want smooth gradations of value so I'm just moving my pencil in little small circles or or cross hatching back and forth over the top of what I've already drawn
  • 02:35: now since the nostril comes off you hit a little bit too it's not going to be completely dark on either side it's going to get lighter the closer it gets to the inside part of the nostril or actually that part just above the nostril so you can see if I'll leave a little bit of value right there and go back and make the right side of the nose a little bit darker now just because the light source is coming to the left side doesn't mean that we need to neglect the left side of the nostril we're adding
  • 03:01: value so I'm going to add a little bit of value on that side as well not quite as much now in the corners of your nose there's these little creases that happen so you need to add a little bit of value to indicate that to alright I'm also going to bring the value up the right side of the nose which is on the opposite side from the light source a lot of people make the
  • 03:31: mistake thinking that this is actually a line but it's also it's actually a change in value that's why you see people making the backwards ills and bringing lines down on either side of the nose so it's actually just a change in value so pay special attention to your subject and you'll notice that it's just a change in value and not a line I'm also going to bring some indication of that up on the left side as well
  • 04:21: so even though the lights work is coming from this direction that doesn't mean that that bridge of the nose is completely blocked out there is some change in value there and remember as I
  • 04:30: said earlier anything that recedes is going to be darker in value and anything that protrudes or sticks out it's going to be lighter in value that's a good way to think while you're drawing especially when you're adding value
  • 05:13: all right now if we're getting the value in a more respectable shape it looks starting to look a little bit more like a realistic nose and I could spend a lot of time working with this value but at this point I think I'm going to move on to the area right underneath the nose
  • 05:31: and there's a little place you've got down there that is I like to call a mustache holder and the way to draw that is you think about which side the light source is coming from you just draw a line down kind of u-shape on the bottom and you fill it in with value not really sure that the technical term for that thing is but I like mustache holder then the value is going to skip a little space so it'll be a little bit white and then it's going to get darker as it recedes down now in this video we don't have a mouth with the nose but the mouth
  • 06:02: would be directly underneath this area that I'm drawing right now now on the other side there is a little bit of indication value there it's just not as strong because it is on the side that the light source is coming from however the little crease on the nose it's going to cast maybe a stronger shadow because it is on the side where the light source is coming from so we'll address that a little bit
  • 06:33: and there you have it noses are not really hard to draw just four lines and in value thank you for watching this video tutorial