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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Boxing In the Nose

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

Draw a box to contain the nose. Draw it the correct size and place it in the proper area on your drawing. Trust the size of the box. Many of my students figure the nose can’t possibly be as large as the box they’ve drawn, so even though the box is correct, they still draw the nose too small. This is because the line drawing of a nose appears much broader than the finished drawing. After the shading is added, the nose becomes more narrow. Let’s practice.

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Reference Photo

Create a box around the nose to help draw it proportionally correct.

1. Create a Roundish Shape

Use a lot of lines. My exampleis ...

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