|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.