Original Post: 2/13/2010
The nose is the most undefined of all facial features. It relys on shadows, angles and planes to create it's form. So understanding the structure under the skin is important to really grasp how to draw the nose.
As you can see below the cartlidge bulges and wraps itself around the nasal bone. This is what creates the shape of the nose. Looking at these images is not enough....every artist should take some time to sketch and practice these shapes.
Drawing different angles of the nose allows the artist to experience how lighting and perspective impacts the presentation. Here are a few sketches: