Well during my stream today we did a mini tutorial on how i draw nostrils/muzzles.
Its not a particularly complex method, and its not very in depth but it allows you to draw nostrils from lots of angles and with reasonable ease and accuracy. Its not perfect as my knowledge of anatomy isn't perfect, but it works well for me and i thought i would upload it in case anyone else is interested in seeing how i do it.
Hope it helps someone.
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XD haha well i am glad its something new! I love seeing how other people structure the drawings, i always learn something new and new which helps me figure out my own methods in the long run!
Definitely taking tips from this! My nostrils go through so many weird style changes fhsjfg
That head on to top left looks like its from a stormwatch model! haha
I am glad its helping so many people! its always awesome to test out other peoples methods and styles when drawing! It helps me so much to see how others structure their sketches
What is a stormwatch model???
I agree! Thats why I really love watching streams, theres so much to learn from how other people do things, and its a great source of inspiration! If you ever do more of these tips, I love to see how you proportion the body or shade!
ahh its this super cool artist resin of a horse in a relaxed pose with his hair going everywhere like crazy and a lazy lip www.mink-studios.com/resin/sto…
They really are amazing, i learn so much every single time i watch someone. Seeing someones stream post on DA is one of my favourite things to fin in my inbox! I might try do a proportion one (though i am still learning about that) but shading changed every two seconds so i don't have a particular style or approach.
Oh my goodness he is beautiful!!!! *clutches* Those lines are actually from Maggie's (khC Magnetism) reference sheet.
This is pretty helpful! Thank you!
I would really love to see how to draw the head itself from like, well, head on. I can never get the eyes and nostrils and ears to look just right. Honestly, the head at lots of different angles would be sooooooooooooo helpful. Just if you have time.
There are a lot of how to draw tutorials on heads, and my method is very similar to a few.
fav.me/d5axf15 Raes shows how i position the flat plane at the top of the head,
fav.me/d6w7zf2 This one is a great example of how lines can help place everything correctly, which is something i use a lot!
fav.me/d1v8jpm And this one is a good example of not following the 2 circles rule. i tend to start with lines and then add the round jaw later.
Really i would look through a bunch and decide which parts work best for you. If you still need more help i could do a how i draw heads tute another day!
That does help quite a bit, thank you!
Oh, and while I'm at it, do you know any good techniques for showing scars on fur, say a dog/horse/cat traditionally? Weird question, yes, but I'm sick of my scars looking like pink lines.
Well only fresh scars are pink, or only pink on areas with white markings and pink skin. Normally if a scar is permenant and large enough to be visible after the first year the scar will be seen as the skin tone and free of hair, or will start to grow white hairs on the scar site. normally i do a mixture of the two depending on each scar.
I always struggle with nostrils. Thanks for making this!
This is wonderful! Could I request a mini tutorial like this? I've been drawing horses for years and years, and the only part of their anatomy that I have so much difficulties to draw is their chin in any angle other than side view. Do you have any tips on how to get it right? I'm pretty sure it would help a lot of us c:
Sure i shall try get some sketches of that done too. Eyes and Chins so far are the thing, so i shall do my best to get multiple angles of both and talk through how i set them up. I cant promise they will be terribly accurate or different from how you build them but i shall do my best.
Thanks for this! Nostrils are one of those things I can never seem to devise a consistant method for! Those and eyes... Eyes kill me half the time.
XD haha I am glad it helps! Sometimes seeing things done a different way makes something click!
I shall try to do eyes, though i still muddle through those XD
This is true! haha
If you feel like you can an eyes one would be awesome! I like "soaking in" tutorials and others techniques, then I kinda find myself mushing them all together when I am working on something.
XD I could probably manage to doodle some eyes, though i don't claim to know everything about them and tend to muddle through most of the time.
lol, only if you want to!
In reality, does anybody really know everything about anything? I don't think so!
But everybody knows a little!
XD I will do my best. Eyes are one thing that i love drawing anyway so i shall try see what i can do this arvo!
(also i am loving your new icon. it is just EPIC!)
wow thank you so much for this enlightening tutorial
nostrils are up there with hands, feets, and hooves for me, so thank you so much! Very very helpful XD
haha, hands are the devil. Oddly i like feet, though i am still trying to get the hang of hooves...
This will be so helpful
Thank you so much for this
Thank you for sharing, your anatomical accuracy always fascinated me. Will there be more mini tutorials like this?
XD i am glad its helpful! Well if you have anything that you are curious about how i structure/draw it i am happy to take requests. This just came up when Jag mentioned she was envious of my nostrils... which sounds weird out of context XD
Thank you very much! This will definitely help my sometimes strangely lopsided horse noses xD