Draw an adult female nose
After roughing out the structure of the face in which the nose belongs, I start from the hairline and divide the face horizontally into three parts. I set the eyebrows one-third of the way down the face, and the base of the nose at the bottom of the second third. With these reference points I can build a geometric shape in which the nose will fit: a sort of truncated pyramid. By pinching, expanding and modifying this shape, I can get different noses. Now I can move on to the colouring, bearing in mind the planes of this solid shape. The tip of the nose and nostrils are rounded, so I smooth the edges and angles. The nose is well-supplied with blood, so it’s more reddish than the rest of the complexion. I always remind myself not to paint the nostrils with a flat black – a dark brown gives a more realistic look.