Posted 9th February 2006
Second nose, my nose this time, drawn from life in daylight.
I spent about an hour on this one, and found it more difficult than I expected, perhaps because noses are prettymuch fleshy lumps without a lot of sharp edges. Well, mine is anyway.
I think I’ve fallen intomy old habit of losing the main shapes a little by putting too much detail into the shadows, but overall Ithink it came out ok.
Again I’ve struggled with the proportions. The width across the nostrils is a bit too big in relation to thelength, something I’ll have to watch in future drawings. Overall I’m fairly happy with the balance of tones,although I think the main cast shadow under the nose should be a bit deeper. I think cast shadows are generallydarker than edge shadows, if I remember I’ll try to observe that a little more carefully on the next nose drawingand see if its true.
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