|Labeling the nasal anatomy..|
|As Andy Warhol's series depicting Marilyn Monroe demonstrates, |
the old modern art dictum, "less is more" definitely applies to noses.
Here even lighting from above is the key factor.
|Cecilia Gallerani, Leonardo da Vinci|
|Nose angles minus the complicating elements of shading or lighting.|
|Van Gogh's nose--prominent|
but not obtrusive.
|This is not a "how to" demonstration as to lighting a nose, only an illustration in chart form as to the critical factor lighting plays in drawing the nose. A secondary "fill" light opposite the mail light adds a more natural appearance.|
|Caravaggio Self-portrait, 1621.|
Even lighting is quite flattering for
the aged and the ugly.
|Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665, Jan Vermeer.|