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Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Male Nose

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Now that we have finished the male eye, here’s another portrait drawing tutorial: the male nose. As before, my drawing technique varies to give me a chance to experiment on different methods. Although I merely applied a 4H wooden pencil for the first initial layer, I decided to give it a try. More on this in Step 2.

The materials I used are:

  • 0.5 mm B (Staedtler), 2B (Dong-A) and HB (Faber-Castell) mechanical pencils
  • 4H and H wooden pencils
  • A brush
  • A shop towel
  • A kneaded eraser (when necessary)

Step 1: The outline was drawn on a piece of bond paper then transferred to an 11.5 × 12 cm (4.5″ × 4.75″) Canson paper by means of the graphite transfer method.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 1

Step 2: Applied 4H wooden pencil for the initial layer. It is blended with the shop towel. This is to prevent the paper from being too rough when further layers of graphite are applied. Then, with a soft brush dipped in a bit of graphite powder, I covered it with two to three layers of the medium.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 2

Step 3: Just to establish where the darks would go, especially the sides of the nose, I used the HB mechanical pencil and then I blended again with the towel.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 3

Step 4: Now I really established the dark tones and shadows on the wings, sides, ball, and tip of the nose using 2B, B and HB mechanical pencils and H wooden pencil. In this stage, I blend only occasionally.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 4

Step 5: The nostrils were rendered using the 2B mechanical. The shading below the nose was done using B and 2B mechanical pencils.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 5

Step 6: I did the skin beside the nose by means of HB, B and 2B mechanical pencils. Here I blended a little.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 6

Step 7: With the B and 2B mechanical pencils, I started going all over it again for the last time. So here it is — the male nose. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Male Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Finished

From Artistic Realism’s Art Studio,

David ;)

Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Female Nose

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Here is a female nose to go along with the female eye tutorial I did. This tutorial demonstrates how I render noses as realistically as I can, using mostly direct application of graphite. I hope you will find the following images and descriptions informative and helpful as a guide in drawing noses. Many thanks to Toni-Marie Hudson for the use of her picture as reference for this tutorial.

Step 1: Here is the outline on 8.2 x 10.1 cm (3.25″ x 4″) Canson paper. The highlights have also been lightly indicated.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 1

Step 2:  I’ve used a Chinese brush to apply the initial 2 or 3 layers of graphite powder. This brush produces a smoother effect than the soft brush I used in the eye tutorial. I applied the graphite powder in very light layers, adding more as needed. This is the base tone and it helps make additional layers of graphite tone smoother.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 2

Step 3: I began using a small soft brush for the edges and for the darker areas.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 3

Step 4:  Taking the kneaded eraser, I lightly and carefully, tap some of the tones off the highlights on the bridge of the nose, the ball of the nose, and below the nostrils. The Chinese brush was used to dull the highlights a little bit.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 4

Step 5: Using a 0.5 mm 2B Dong-A mechanical pencil, I drew the nostrils. Less pressure was used as I came near the skin below the nostrils.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 5

Step 6: Using a 0.5 mm HB Dong-A mechanical pencil, I began darkening the lower area of the nose. I also lessened the sharpness of the edges of the nostrils by gradually darkening the skin around them. To blend the tones, I used the small brush and a shop towel. It helps if the shop towel employed for blending and smoothening pencil marks is used. New, clean ones tend to pick up tone instead of spread them around.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 6

Step 7: More skin tones using the HB mechanical pencil were added to the middle and upper parts of the nose. Most of the outlines have been smudged off and erased at this point.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 7

Step 8: The skin on the sides of the nose and the nostril wings have been darkened. This created a more three-dimensional effect. For blending, I used the shop towel and the two brushes. A clean shop towel was used to lift excess graphite tone from the drawing. In this stage, I have also started making necessary corrections to capture the likeness of the subject.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 8

Step 9: The tones were further blended. It’s almost finished.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Step 9

Step 10: The final stage of the nose. For the finishing touches, the tools I used mainly were: a 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil with the tip sharpened using fine sandpaper — this was used for filling up light spots; a clean shop towel for lightening up graphite pencil tones; and a kneaded eraser for removing dark spots. Finalizing my “serious” works is usually the most difficult stage of the whole drawing process. It takes quite a long time to do as well.

Female Nose Pencil Drawing Tutorial Finished

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial of a female nose.

Happy drawing!

Faith :)