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F E A T U R E S 3
Firstly, measure the level of the bottom of the nose on
the facial length area. Make sure it is not too long as
it is less than a third of
the facial length from the hairline to the chin tip.
Indicate the length with a small seagull shape as in
Think of the nose as a long triangular shape with
one top plane, two
side planes and an
under plane as in fig b
Shade the two side
planes and the under plane as in the diagram.
The under plane is the darkest as it is in
shadow because it is pointing downwards. Leave
the top plane unshaded until you have studied
the nose highlight shape.
observe that the highlight of the nose (the
top plane) is broken down the centre. The
highlight is broken at the end of the
nose bone and
starts again where the
cartilage tip begins.
all the dark outline shapes that were your
and blend in the shading around the top
plane highlights down the centre of the
fig e you will see the three quarter
profile nose. it shows the three planes
of the nose, i.e. the top plane, one
side plane and one half of
the under plane. One of the side planes
is hidden as is one of the nostrils. You
will notice also that the tip of the
nose is very near the edge of the cheek
on the far side. The further the head
turns the tip
of the nose will be closer to that edge
until that side of the face disappears.
At the very top of the nose, between the
eyebrows,there is an area termed as the
This marks the ending of the
forehead and must be subtly shaded. Not
too dark or the face will appear to be
shows the full side profile. You
will only see one of the side
planes and half of the under plane.
Also you will only see a slimmer
view of the highlighted top plane
Check and measure the nose
length. Quite often it is too
long. if the drawing is in
colour, don't use black for the
Any orifice on the head has
veins close to the surface and
is a dark red colour. Always
remember to break the highlight
down the centre of the nose. It
is rarely continuous.
Finally, there is usually a cast
shadow underneath the nose. Do
not make it too dark of it will
look like a moustache....not
complimentary in women!!
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