DOs & DON’Ts: How to Draw a Realistic Nose Easy Step by Step | Art Drawing Tutorial for Beginners

DOs & DON’Ts: How to Draw a Realistic Nose Easy Step by Step | Art Drawing Tutorial for Beginners

– [Mako] Do you want to know
how to draw a realistic nose? Well, that’s why I’m here to help you out. Hey guys! Welcome back to my channel. Since so many of you guys have requested a video about how to draw a nose I decided that we are
going to draw a nose today. I will share some tips
and tricks with you guys that can hopefully help
you improve your artwork. Okay. Let’s start with the
exaggerated version of a don’t. The edges are very harsh and the nostrils are not exactly at the right place. This is how some people draw it and again, it’s a great start because the shape is not that incorrect but we can still improve on that. There are different ways
how you can draw a nose. What I find, the easiest is using circles. First, draw big circle for the tip and then 2 smaller
circles, one on each side. These are going to be
the wings of the nose. By the way, this circle technique can be used for any angle
so if you would look at the nose from a lower
angle, you would draw the bigger circle higher and if you look at the nose from above, you would draw the bigger circle lower. And the lower area where
the circles cross each other is going to be the area where
we can now draw the nostrils. So where the crosspoint
is, draw a curve like that and connect it with another curve along the lower part of the big circle. Now I can outline the left and right sides of the smaller circles to
create the wings of the nose. But be sure you don’t connect
these lines with the nostrils. Draw the outer lines slightly downwards so not completely
filling the small circle. The shape also depends on the
nose shape you’re going for. So you can make everything wider, smaller, shape it differently, the
circles are just a guideline. Now I can slightly erase the guidelines so they are not in the way. For this step, I’m using
this kneadable eraser since it’s soft and can
absorb the pencil very easily. And now we can start adding
shadows and more details. For the outer part of the nose, we can use the guidelines that are slightly visible. This means you can prolong the lines of the bigger circle upwards
to create the nose bridge. For now, I just have it
slightly lined out for later. The left and right curve
of the bigger circle is going to be the top of the nose that we can now start shading. Since here I want the light to fall down from the top, the
highest point of the nose would be lighter than lower parts. So in this case, since
the nose has round shapes, the outer areas will be much
darker than the top area. Here I just lightly went
over with a soft pencil and drew the nose bridge
using the guidelines I added earlier. To blend outlines, I’m using a Q-tip since I don’t have any
fancy tools for that. And then I used a very soft pencil that I held parallel to the paper to add shadows around the nose bridge and around the other edges of the nose. Hold the pencil very
lightly over the paper as if you will color it with
a very light layer of color. And now we can blend the pencil lines. I already like the
intensity of the shadows, but we can still add more. This is the base shading, and now we can build up the shadows to create basically different shades of gray. Use a very soft pencil and
go over the edges again, but this time, press down the pencil even more to make the shadows darker. The nose is completely
gray, but as you can see, the top area is still
brighter than the outer edges. Here I just wanted to show
you where the mouth will be. You would keep drawing, but I will show it in another video next time. Remember to blend out lines especially along the nose bridge. You don’t want the nose
bridge to have harsh lines. They should rather be very soft and smoothly blend into
the rest of the face. You can also add some
shadows below the nose but be sure to keep the area
right below the nostrils lighter because they’re
still a little bit of light. And if you want to add the lines that go into the cheeks,
you can do it as well, but I wouldn’t just
draw them out like that I would softly sketch out the
lines and then blend them in to make the edges as soft as possible. But it depends on how deep
these lines are in the face so if necessary, you could
still add darker lines that blend into these shadows. From here, we just need to
add more and more shadows and blend them in. The shadow on left was a bit too much but I still kind of like it. Remember that this is only one of the ways how to draw a nose. I didn’t say this is the one and only way and that the don’t side
is completely wrong. It should fit your style
and you should like it. If you don’t want to draw realistically, that’s totally fine. The most important part is to
just have fun creating art. I also added some shadows
above the tip of the nose and a few shadow lines a little
above it on the nose bridge because sometimes the nose
bridge is not just straight. For this step, I just used a Q-tip to blend in the shadows
instead of using a pencil. Of course, there are so
many different nose shapes. This is just one version. And now let’s add some light reflection. With an eraser, lightly go over the highest point of the nose tip. Above it, right after the shadow, and then right after the
other shadow we created. This way you really get the
three dimensional effect. The kneadable eraser is really great for things like that
because you can just simply press down the eraser to softly remove some of the pencil without
creating harsh lines. To make it even more realistic,
you could also create a reflection slightly above
the lower edge of the nose. This is where the light bounces
off a little bit as well. And below the nostrils. For this step, you can
even shape the eraser to create a pointy tip. Remember, this is just
one way to draw a nose. It always depends on
the shape of the nose, your style, how realistic
you want to draw it. You don’t even have to draw
it realistically, actually. There are even more realistic versions, but I find that if you
like it, and if you see you are already improving,
that’s already great. If you want to practice, I would recommend to just make studies of
certain things like noses. Draw them at different
angles, work on the shadows, really take a close look at it and try to make it as
realistic as possible. You can also use a picture
as reference, of course. Even if you don’t want to
draw that realistically, it’s still helpful to learn the basics by using a realistic image. Give the video a big
thumbs up if you like it find it helpful and comment down below what you would like to see
next in this drawing series. Don’t forget to subscribe for more arts and crafts videos in the futures. Thank you so much for watching guys. Have a wonderful day and
I will see you next week. Bye

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  1. makoccino

    Just posted a brand new video on DOs & DON'Ts on How to Draw lips and the mouth! ๐Ÿ‘„ Go check it out here: <3

  2. Shagufta khan

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  3. ALE Guevara

    That's nice

  4. Elijah Banabana

    Can you please with the hands do's and dont's please and I really love your youtube channel

  5. Elijah Banabana

    Make a video on drawing the hands I mean so sorry

  6. truthfully trisha sucks

    Omg thank goodness for youtube

  7. Laughing Jack


  8. G1 Entertainment

    How to draw ears???

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  10. rohan perera

    I really love your idea of trying to make art fun.๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sinjinee Jana

    How to draw human figures…?

  12. Sanoj Kumar

    I'VE U meM ! great
    I'm fan of MG(Mahatma Gandhi)๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ

  13. sister shook

    Are you dutch just asking ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’‹

  14. Almira Fitriana

    Keren ๐Ÿ‘

  15. Random Gurl

    I did the eyes tutorial and this now its starting to look like KJ/ Kylie Jenner

  16. Jodie Arielle Amposta

    my friend did the wrong one lol

  17. priya dubey

    Mam it's good.please can u also put videos of human figures.correct way to do draw figures.bcoz I face difficulty in it.

  18. Safal Rai

    Thank you so much for your video it help so much.

  19. ya

    Hello, I wanted to THANK YOU for anything you do! You made me drawing like an artist! People love my drawings only because of you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for everything!

  20. Vivi _Sings

    This is sooo helpfull thabk you

  21. Savana

    It really helped! Thank u๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

  22. Soniii

    I love u ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  23. Jackson Smith

    This is great

  24. Kayley Moise

    Wonderful videos

  25. Bastien MERIC

    your ok

  26. Death 14

    Hi 1 question what is the brand of your pensil

  27. himanshi Aggarwal

    can you draw a realistic body posture .

  28. Manju Paharia

    very ugly nose

  29. H.D. Thorat

    Hello how to draw man/woman

  30. Kency Pรฉrez

    this helped me so much for my tech drawing final, tysm!

  31. Barikha Taid

    How to draw ear

  32. Paola Nunez

    What type of gomme do you have?

  33. arumugam Subramanian

    hey hi,
    can you do a video on how to draw a realistic face???
    And also on How to draw teeth???

  34. TT T

    Draw hands!

  35. Samiya Jain

    hey Mako I just Loveโค๏ธ your Videos and please can you upload a tutorial on different types of art pencils ,I can never understand what do you mean by a soft pencils and i use a regular one for my drawings!!โค๏ธ

  36. Meerab Iqbal

    Can you show me how to make a hand??????

  37. DelpiX

    Lets go

  38. remaas Ali

    Do you have video on how to draw ear??

  39. Jay-Lyn Mayorquin

    Do a tutorial on how to draw closed eyes

  40. Ricardo Milos for President

    The three balls.

  41. devisaravanan saravanan


  42. kookie n limario

    My nose looks like a … …. DOT .

  43. Youssra Mohammed

    how are your circles so perfect

  44. scarlet hale

    You give best steps for beginners I drew eye just after watching your tutorial and my mom was damn impressed ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  45. shobhana Dewangan

    Next time you can make a video of how to make teeth ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  46. Padma Balaji

    Can you please do a tutorial on a different kind of nose? I don't really like this type, even though it is SO proffesional.

  47. Shanti Bhushan


  48. BTS 4LIFEU

    Please do one about teeth! My teeth always looks like someone that got punched



  50. Hands at Creativity

    So nice. ….. its just OSM

  51. Outsidey Playz

    At 6:02 she said mouth not nose

  52. Katherine Song

    omg you are a miracle worker! my sis(who is younger than me) said so

  53. Velociraptor Owl

    I've watch four of your videos and I love the improvement I see, although I don't do much realistic drawing. They're not perfect but I really like how it all looks now. Your videos really helped.

  54. tanzeem Khan

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  55. shankar shankar

    How to draw Barbie

  56. Khurram Shahzad

    Can you do ear drawing please

  57. Packiri Samy

    Very useful for me

  58. Momo uwu

    Mine looks like a deformed potato

  59. Vine Academy

    i have a short nose

  60. jessika lee

    Can you please do a video how to draw face from a photograph

  61. Gaurang Chauhan

    Mam can you make different type of nose with realistic look

  62. Red Velvet

    Can you make a video on how to make an ear?

  63. IIJxzzGaming

    Me: Ooo a drawing video for beginners

    1 hour later;

    Me: draws the nose on the left

    Me: Not surprised I suck at drawing lmao

  64. Dan Bozarth

    Okay so i took all of your do's and dont's videos and made a realistic face.. TYYYY xoxo

  65. sarika Rastogi

    Thank u

  66. sarika Rastogi

    Pls tell how to make a full face please

  67. Lilo Islam

    It helped it was so easy and my picture is so good


    I liked your videos. And I'm getting better at it… Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  69. Hana_ mooncat

    I love your how to draw videos so much! Its not to hard but its really realistic!

  70. gerica gasgonia

    draw an hair I always mess up with a haie

  71. โ€ขsophieโ€ข


  72. o k

    It really helps me, thank you! โค๏ธ

  73. Mia_Mor

    My art teacher whoโ€™s been drawing for years asked us to make a face drawing mine was really really good then she showed us how to draw a face I looked at her nose she made up make and it looks like the first bad nose u drew

  74. Potato Po-tah-to

    i hate the shape of th is nose

  75. Ella Maguire

    THANK YOU mine always looks… just…
    wrong… and how do you color?

  76. Ciphee

    It's like you Drew Your own nose!! It matches you!

  77. Sabna Noufal

    Thanks so much for all eyes nose mouth drawings

  78. Chean Yong

    what pencil do u use for shading?

  79. Shay


  80. Hayleyโ€ขWilliamsโ€ขParamore

    This is so helpful! I was wondering if you could do a video on different shapes of noses? I hope you see this comment!
    ~You are loved โค๏ธ

  81. Leonardo Candelario

    thx you for a good vid relly help me out

  82. Gwenyth Trulock

    2:51 mood

  83. Natus Rama

    Thanks! For taking your time to share this amazing tips! I was so afraid of grabbing a pencil, now im more confident

  84. Noรฉmie K

    Thank u !!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜

  85. Sabila Muneer

    i want to different styels of eyes , lips nose please make this

  86. Radimski Havrdsson

    Im beginner painter but I reallllly like your videos!! Such a help!!! Love it , thank you so much. Love from Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Eliseo CHรVEZ

    Yooo this video helped me so muchhhh

  88. autsticplane 911

    you ever have that feeling where youve been trying the same thing for 2 hours and it still looks like the inside of shreks ass

  89. Creative Kids Studio

    Thank you for this tutorial video! Loved it! ๐Ÿ˜Š


    I love you! And..i wana meek you!#makoficationsquad!

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  93. Sanjay Mishra

    Thank u for helping me by making this video

  94. Castro Godlimpi

    Didnโ€™t work

  95. erix siva

    i cant even get the circles
    its so enoying
    but after I tried I finally got it perfect
    it took me while but I finally got it
    thx for teaching me how to make a realistic nose

  96. Nuray Aghayeva

    Omg my drawing was worse than Donโ€™t and now I draw like a pro.

  97. zcrylik

    is your hair color natural

  98. Crazy Cat Lady


  99. Thao-Vi

    The top of the nose should be a bit more blended, I'm not professional but it looks kinda ode

  100. Punam devi

    How to draw a realistic year

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