As you are aware the nose is of significant importance, not just because of its anatomical structure but also for its plasticity. It’s a very useful device that firstly, aids us in breathing in a more efficient way, secondly, helps clean and make the air warmer, and, thirdly, helps in the identification of smells.

The nose is comprised of an outer and an internal part. The inside part is an intricate structure. We are unable to view the inner nose of a living being without medical equipment, so we will concentrate on the outer structure of the nose.

External Structure of the External Nose

The nasal outer area includes the nose’s root (radix nasalis) as well as the bridge between the nasal and sinuses (dorsum nasalis) as well as nostril wings (ala nasalis) along with the nasal top (apex nasalis). The wings, which are separated from the nasal septum create nostrils or openings. The opening of the nasal septum is covered by short, but hard hairs. They help cleanse the air that we breathe.


The nose’s outer part is depicted by cartilaginous and bony parts.

Bony Part of the Nose

The bony component that forms the outer (outer) nose is made up of two bones that are paired that are the maxilla and nasal bone. There is a small portion in the jaw’s upper part ( maxilla) also known as”the frontal” process plays a role in the creation and development of the nasal. Many atlases also indicate that frontal bone plays a role in the development of the outer nostril.

Cartilaginous Part of the Nose

Distal and directly on the nose’s wings There are two huge pieces of cartilaginous cartilage. These are the big cartilages that line the nose’s wings. In the lateral part are the smaller cartilages on the wings of the nose. typically comprised of three or more pieces of cartilage.

As you can see, the base of our noses is represented by the bony portion The back and wings are depicted by the cartilaginous portion, and the part that is at the tip of the nose is made up of cartilage as well as a distinct subcutaneous fat. The skin covers every part of the nose’s exterior but it’s in the region of the tip where the largest area is comprised of subcutaneous fat and skin.


Drawing the nose is a crucial skill for any artist. The face is among the most important aspects that determine the appearance of a person. When you are able to draw correctly the nose, as well as other parts of the human body you can draw truly impressive and impressive images.

To draw an accurate nose, you must understand its anatomy. In this article, we’ll endeavor to provide all the essential details every artist must be aware of.


It is important to keep in mind that individuals have distinct appearances. Every person has unique facial characteristics, which are very important when creating an image. The nose, just like the facial features, may differ from individual to individual. When sketching a portrait make sure you be aware of this and try to depict the character you’re portraying as accurately as you can on paper.

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