DO’s & DON’TS – How to Draw a Nose!【Tips, Tricks & My Technique】

DO’s & DON’TS – How to Draw a Nose!【Tips, Tricks & My Technique】

hello everyone welcome back to another
do’s and don’ts video in this video I’ll be showing you how I draw a nose not
only will I be showing you the front-facing view but also the 3/4 view
and the profile view this was a highly requested video and a lot of you guys
have commented on my previous video so I figured I would give it a shot and do a
do’s and don’ts for you if you’re new to my channel then welcome welcome thank
you for watching this video and also don’t forget to subscribe for more art
tutorials product reviews and just general art videos also do follow my
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find the real-time videos of my nose drying process alongside other videos I
am slowly building up the content there so please be patient but I’m hoping to
do a lot of more tutorial stuff on my patreon so now let’s get to the actual
tutorial part of this video starting with the don’ts of drawing a nose I had
a little bit of trouble trying to figure out what was the best way to basically
illustrate this and the reason why is because there are so many different nose
shapes and sizes out there that there’s really no correct
way of showing you how to properly draw a good nose sure there are proportions
to follow and there are the kind of stereotypical nose shapes and sizes that
you can draw but for the most part I think it’s just easier to just break it
down with shapes and I’ll show you my own technique on how I do this
in this case of the don’ts that I’m drawing right now I just wanted to
illustrate that there’s more to drawing a nose than just basic lines and two
nostrils so let me explain a little bit more with the do section when it comes
to drawing your nose I found that the easiest way of doing it is to start off
with a super rough outline of the general shape of the nose and what I’ll
do is sort of like an oval shape as you can see I will maybe add a couple or
like a bit of angle to this oval shape where the nostrils or the outside of the
nostrils will be and from there I basically use this shape as a general
guide of where to place the nostrils alongside the outer nostrils I guess
they’re called I actually don’t really know if the terminology of a nose but
that’s that’s more or less how I began afterwards you can actually get super
fancy with the shadows and the shadows will actually help accentuate the
different curves and the sort of plains of the nose and this is where you can
really shape the nose and also give it a lot more depth what I really like about
this technique is the fact that you can really mold the shape of the nose with
the initial oval that you draw you can draw it as wide as you want as narrow as
you want as tall as you want and this will basically help you create
different types of noses now let’s see this in action with different views
starting with the front view you can just basically practice endlessly with
this sort of oval technique and you can see here I’m drawing different types of
noses different shapes some are fatter some were more narrow
I’m also extending the oval much higher to kind of do like a water drop shape
and this will just create a whole different look for your nose also on a side note I do apologize that
my hair does creep into Schad I did not realize this was the case when I was
filming so please try to ignore that when drawing noses I also do like to
practice the sort of ratio between the nose and the eyes so often times in my
sketchbook you’re probably going to see sort of lists eye nose combination which
I do really enjoy drawing and it actually just helps for future use in
terms of getting the proportions right between the nose and the eye bar the 3/4
view this is my favorite type of nose to draw it just has much more
characteristic for me and I really like the fact that you can really play up the
angle of the nose so in this case with the oval shape I do change it up a lot
compared to the front-facing view I tend to actually just do kind of a more
triangular kind of oval shape if that makes any sense
but I do play off the angle a lot and I will use the angle to do the tip of the
nose so here is actually really fun you can play with the different sizes and
make it sharper make it rounder make it a cute button nose and again these noses
here are pretty female looking so I would assume the male sort of nose which
I’m still trying to figure out by the way it’s going to be much maybe much
larger much sharper like much more angular I’m probably gonna do a whole
different video about this in terms of like male features but for now these
these eyes or these eyes these noses are pretty feminine looking I would say for the profile view these are still a
work in progress I’m still trying to figure out my style or the way that I
draw profile viewed noses um with this I do still stick to the overall the sort
of oval shape technique that I use but I do play up the front of the nose and on
an angle like it’s much more angular then maybe the three-quarter view or the
front-facing view I’m so in this case I’m still trying to figure it out but as
you can see it does work quite well with the general oval technique as well so I
think the trick here is to really play up the the sort of angle from where the
nose tip is to where it runs underneath the sort of nostril but again it’s just
a matter of practice who get the sort of angle right and the more you draw these
little noses the better you will become I hope this video helped you and gave
you some insight on how I draw noses with all the different view types of
course are different angles and these are much more advanced and these are the
things I’m still trying to figure out but nonetheless this is sort of the
technique that I have been following over the recent months I really do like
it and I hope you guys will like it also I’m just please note that this this
technique is not for like really super advanced like realistic noses this is
not my style and this is nothing that I will probably show in the future this is
much more on a cartoon sort of style and I really do like his style so if you
like this style – give it a big thumbs up give this video a big thumbs up it
really does help me and I am very grateful for it comment down below what
other tutorials would you like to see for me and I will try my best to make
them for you that being said I do have an upcoming
live stream this Saturday don’t miss out I will be just casually sketching away
in my sketchbook you guys have voted upon the sketchbook slam challenge and
believe it or not I have actually been working on it in my spare time and sort
of haven’t really announced it yet but I will be progressing in my little
sketchbook throughout this this live stream on on
so thanks again for watching I wish you guys all a fantastic day keep drawing
never give up and keeping awesome we will see each other very soon bye

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “DO’s & DON’TS – How to Draw a Nose!【Tips, Tricks & My Technique】

  1. Star says:

    I’ve subscribed! Amazing tutorials and are really helpful!

  2. Kaitlyn Glenn says:

    i love how ppl are calling them "sketchy noses", like they're are up to some shady business or something XD love your content!! this video is a lifesaver 🙂

  3. Zeynab ibrahim says:

    Is really helpful now I know how to draw nose and I hope you will show us how to draw fingers😊😃🤣

  4. Patricia Johnson says:

    Hi! I;ve just discovered you…I don't know if you've already done one but I' would like to start drawing profiles. I would love to see your lesson on drawing them…and the do;s and dont;s as well…Thanks

  5. liran meir says:

    this video is helped me a lot! i Finally can draw a nose! you saved me!

  6. Madam Hayat says:

    2:54 the third nose looks like a alien 😂

  7. Freya Aldrnari says:

    Love your videos…but this is super fast

  8. TheElementalstars says:

    Thank you, my sketching has drastically improved

  9. The one star platinum user says:

    Tysm <3

  10. Yung Christina says:

    I subscribe because she said so like she is adorable from the beginning and the vid was quite good after, too. Thank you <3

  11. lauren says:

    I can't see the noses anymore, all I see are cute aliens smiling at me 🙁

  12. Kalee Ellison says:

    Could you go slower for me and explain how you get the visual shape

  13. Anna Magill says:

    I was just wondering. Why are u using a mechanical pencil? my art teacher says real pencils are better because they add more depth and u have no so many problems with too dark of lines. Soo… is that true? I really don't know.

  14. مسلسلات تركية says:

    love this vedeo ; I'm a big fan of you from Algeria . you're the best . keep working BB

    I don't know even if I'm speaking English correctely XD

    Love you dear <3

  15. TQSR Activist says:

    Hello great video thanks for sharing, I will love to see hand tutorial drawing because I have a big problem drawing them….

  16. Destiny SA says:

    Can we see your camera set up? I want to do tutorial and art videos on YouTube except I don’t know how

  17. Autumn Ash says:

    Who else though that at 2:54 The third nose looked like an alien face? 😂 (love the art style tho)

  18. LunaZero 6000 says:

    Thanks your videos help me and a lot of other people with their art

  19. Donel King says:

    Thank you for making the world smile. Subbed.

  20. -眼淚bad ghxxst says:

    even if i try too much, i can't draw a nose :(( i'm silly

  21. -眼淚bad ghxxst says:

    but ty for the video. I'll try so hard 💛

  22. -眼淚bad ghxxst says:

    but ty for the video. I'll try so hard 💛

  23. Danielle Davies says:

    These tutorial vids are great for the basics 👍🏻 I struggle with getting the distance right between the nose and the eyes, is there a rule/ guide to follow? Also for another video idea maybe doing a head angles tutorial would be good? (Sorry if you have done one already I’ve clearly missed it 🙈)

  24. thaaanos says:

    In the don’t sections are my best noses lol

  25. xjulialunax says:


  26. Summaya C says:

    can you do a video on different poses/postures +how you draw your eyes in your style
    thanks ❤

  27. Sofia Lk says:

    This helped so much!

  28. Everything is Lol says:

    My friends tell me that my drawing is really bad but I think it’s good and it really drags me down… what should I do????

  29. Anni says:

    I love this tutorial! Actually I love your style and mine is a bit similar so I can use this very well. Thank you!

  30. pasa asa says:

    Thanks you!😊

  31. Alondra Ortiz says:

    I’ve been drawing since I was little and in my seven grade got in a arts school till my las high school year. Honestly it was an horror to draw humans for me. I’m really bad, and it was scary (and still is), but I REALLY want to draw like the hundreds of pictures I have, and I know it’s just practice but being a collage girl isn’t helpful. Anyways I order a couple of days FINALLY a Huion tablet and I want to master it and become that artist I want to be. I really love your videos because I understand everything perfectly…well I have study it..maybe that’s why 🙊 but it really helped me! So thank you for this!! 💖🙆🏻‍♀️
    And also my style isn’t realistic at all! I hope to be as good as you!!! 😩

  32. Aala says:

    Can you make a tutorial on drawing feet? I really need help with that.

  33. Ly LY says:

    Really helpful. Thanks a lot! Your tutorials help me a lot! 😊

  34. Devyn Pigford says:

    what type of mechanical pencil are you using in the video?

  35. golddiesel83 says:

    what type of lead do you use with mechanical pencil 0.5 ? it's 2B ?

  36. Delia Pidd says:

    omg this helped me soo much! i suck at drawing the facial features, so i will definitely be checking out your other tutorials. my noses came out looking almost exactly like yours and now i have a little bit more confidence! thank you so much, i love you!

  37. ashley says:

    Can you please do does and don‘ts for drawing eyes?? <3

  38. Happi Chan says:

    Just subscribed you are amazing

  39. Comfy Cozy Are We says:


  40. Yusur Taha says:

    anyone else see an alien instead of a nose in the do's lmaoooo

  41. Kusum Das says:

    Hi could you make a video on some realistic looking noses in all these profiles. Also great technique 👍🏼. I’d really love to have this kind of technique for realistic noses

  42. Kholee x says:



  43. Diana Navarro says:

    Thank you for these do's and don'ts for drawing

  44. daneth noy says:

    2:06 looks like a lemon

  45. Magdalena Smól says:

    Thank you! I thought I don't have troubles with drawing noses but it turned out there is still much more to it and you can always improve, so great! Thanks again 😀

  46. dragonGscales says:

    Thanks so much for your time an teaching ^_^ am looking to do better on noses . ^_^

  47. Nici Sisa says:

    hey, you have an amasing stile. I love it and seeing it has made life with my own drawings a lot easier. Thank you!!!

  48. nuha says:

    تعلمت بشكل جيد جدا وتطبيقت

  49. Joel Medina says:

    I love this tutorial its so helpful

  50. Eif O says:

    Who Else kept seeing an alien face in the third Quick node of the ‘do’s' … LOL… ok never mind, i think im tired.. but other than that – really great video!!! 👍🏻

  51. deartotheheart says:

    My goodness all your tutorials are fantastic and so helpful, thank you so very much for your efforts and kindness!

  52. Anderson Weno says:

    Helped me. Tks!

  53. hella_vides says:

    Very usefull! Thank u!

  54. Life is Great says:


    I’m too lazy to do the rest lol

  55. Elodie The cactus says:

    Can you please make a video tutorial on how to use watercolors? (Coloring, shading, and highlights to be specific) pleeeeeaseee???

  56. JALVA says:

    I used to draw the second don't

  57. MaLu G says:

    please make more tutorials!!!!!

  58. Cami Gamboa says:

    Could you explain the best way to draw eyelashes? Thanks again for all the inspiration and effort!

  59. Nan513 says:

    Does someone else have trouble just making the nostrils?

  60. Andanté Msp says:

    Hello ♥ I'm watching you from Azerbaijan ♥♥♥♥I Love you ♥♥♥♥Thank you very much 😝

  61. The Reaper Gaming says:

    Have you done a do's and don'ts for hair and eyes? Kinda new here and I wanna learn to draw in a less…"anime" style..I guess?

  62. Zoie says:

    I need to try this. Whenever I do noses it's just the typical squiggle nose

  63. Asia Alyanna Marie Dela Cruz says:

    Your amazing!!!!!
    I master it already XD!!!!

  64. Hiba says:

    I like how down to earth she is, I feel like I'm drawing with a friend.

  65. itsme Mouriceo says:

    Your video is very helpful 😍😍

  66. Artistry says:

    Make a video on drawing hands

  67. Yani Hansen says:

    I put a twist and more debatable to make it more realistic so this vid rly helped

  68. KisseyyBee says:

    Very helpful!

  69. Danielle Norris says:

    How do you draw eyes from a far distance?

  70. Lorare says:

    It's awesome, how you're not just anyone who thinks is better or even the best in something, but actually try to teach people about the faults you might have done and many people do.
    You're very likeable to me ❤️

  71. Ideas. com says:

    I hope you have tutorial of Catriona Grey's face……

  72. Paula Peterson-Warnock says:


  73. yura shin says:

    thank u so much! it helped a lot 😘😭

  74. BakiWho says:

    nice lashes

  75. Galagya says:

    This was helpful for the nose tip, but not the whole nose. Gotta draw that bridge, too. I think studying nose bridges (as well as brow lines/bones) will greatly improve your ability to draw profile views of the human face, in particular, while also helping you improve all around. Hopefully that makes sense. Also, not gonna lie, there was pretty much zero variety when it came to the different noses you drew, here. Not trying to be a butt! Just would have been more helpful with more than the one "button" kind of nose. But you did say you aren't really that far into doing this stuff, so it's totally understandable. Critique is much easier, and takes much less time, than improving by practicing drawing & doing specific studies, after all. As a fellow artist, I understand that completely, so please understand it's nothing personal! Just trying to be a fresh pair of eyes. It's so much easier to see where exactly improvement is needed when it's not your own work, for some reason. When it's yours, you can sometimes tell something is off or could use work, but pinpointing it can be extremely difficult. Maybe that's just me, though – who knows. You're a wonderful inspiration regardless. Seriously.

    That being said, your work is still as stunning as ever! Thanks for the video, and I still continue to look forward to any uploads you are kind enough to take the time to make. Much appreciated!

  76. An Khương Đỗ says:

    Hú hú có ai VN ko tui cô đơn qué :v

  77. Blue Bot says:

    cool, useful tut thanks. subed 🙂

  78. Pj Jimenez says:

    How is your Style called?

  79. IGRETRO says:

    Can you also explain how to draw a female face from up view and from a down view? Thanks!

  80. rose cozy says:

    you're amazing brushes and bunnys

  81. rose cozy says:

    i mean bunnies

  82. guardian X says:

    And just like that, i got the hang of drawing noses. Thank you very much!

  83. Amanda Lopez says:

    Thanks for this short but awesome tut, I'm really bad making noses and this will help me a lot!! 👏👏👏

  84. Eazy Snipez says:

    My noses made me a better artist and I improved lots on realistic drawings. I’m also impressed on how u can improve people’s drawings and pictures

  85. Eazy Snipez says:

    I can’t thank u enough

  86. Shiori Fuminori says:

    Your channel is great and so interesting. Amazing. Thank you. +1 sub.

  87. Gameknight_789 says:

    I'm so bad at drawing this style

  88. Lumi ness says:

    honestly this is ain’t helping at all. i just watched your beautiful skills on a full speed. cool. how should we repeat it?

  89. Educaited • says:

    Thank you! Your stylized technique in tutorials is really helpful for me, as my stylized flare is similar and I’m relearning my drawing. Time to binge your tutorials!

  90. Faithful Glitch says:

    I didn't expect myself to search how to draw noses lol

  91. Carolina Alcantara says:

    Your technique is easy but my God I suck at noses.. idk if it's because I'm using regular office paper and a 0.7 mm pencil. I ordered the Faber castell 12 pencil set and a strathmore sketchbook so hopefully there will be a difference. I did your eye video and they turned out great but obviously the shadows aren't the best.

  92. Lily Butikofer says:

    Thanks this helped allot!

  93. Kawaii Creepypasta says:

    These videos help so much! Thank you! Keep up the good work

  94. Jacob Clark says:

    draws hair

  95. Emily says:

    They look like smiley faces :))

  96. Avi Herrera says:

    I'm a lefty and this is hard for me but thanks to this it's slightly easier

  97. Maria Wrigg says:

    Thank you so much

  98. joe’sauntie says:

    Where did you get the pencil

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