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Boot Camp # 2: Drawing Noses! 
Part two of this intense four part series of 
anatomy and foundations-of-drawing

Listing the five skills of drawing -  Keep these in mind as you work through the Flash Lessons:

1) the perception of edges 
2) the perception of spaces
3) angles, perspective, and proportion
4) light and shadow 
5) the gestalt

In these "Boot Camp" lessons you're going to get an in-depth lesson in two things: you're going to learn about a particular piece of anatomy and you're going to continue reviewing, rehearsing, and revisiting the basic skills of drawing. In fact, you're going to get so much of it by the time you're done with all the lessons and all the Flash modules (in the this and the next three lessons) you'll be ready to graduate to bona fide drawings. If you conscientiously do all the assignments and apply yourself, I guarantee this. Dive on in and don't be afraid!

Note: Due to the way the Flash Lessons are constructed and due to limitations between Flash technology and this electronic book, the links contained within the interactive lesson point to the online book (links of the "http://www...." type). All the same pages those Flash links aimed at are within the book in front of you. 

For your convenience, the links contained within the Flash Lesson "Boot Camp: Drawing Noses!" are repeated in their order of appearance within the table below. (Specifically the right half of the table - just read the  headline for each column :-) Further, they're linked to the book as it sits on your computer - they won't open a browser and you don't need a web connection to open them. What a deal :-) If you want to see if any new additions have been made to the online page, go for it and click on the links within the Flash Lesson or click on the links in the left hand column below. If you want to access those pages rapidly, refer to this list: 

Links on-line, out there 
on the Web

- Click on this column of links where you can find updates (if any) - click on any of these and 
a web browser will open.

If you're accessing this page from within 
your e-book

Click on these links and you'll be whisked to these pages  right within this book

Lesson 14: Constructing the head Lesson 14: Constructing the head
Pure Contour 
(from the top)
Pure Contour 
(from the top)
The Archives - scroll for the "Eyes" section The Archive - scroll for the "Eyes" section
"Old School" intro on the parts-of-the-nose animation "Old School" intro on the parts-of-the-nose animation
YouCanDraw's sister site: Noses  -- online link only -- 
Negative Space
(from the top)
Negative Space
(from the top)
Angles and Proportions
(from the top)
Angles and Proportions
(from the top)
Lesson 8 - Part 1 (Angles and Proportion) Lesson 8 - Part 1 (Angles and Proportion)
Light Logic and making a ground Light Logic and making a ground
Flash profile drawing lesson Flash profile drawing lesson
The "Governor's" lesson The "Governor's" lesson
Lesson 15 Lesson 15
Cartoon noses Cartoon noses
Google it! --------
Gray's Anatomy online:
the Organ of Smell

Other relevant, not so relevant (and possibly redundant) Archives:

1)  30 October 1999
1) Feature by feature: Noses

2) Member question: "What's the every-other-week Caricature for?"

2)  September 1st, 2004
Boot Camp Flash module: the nose ... here it is: 

1 September 2004


Your September 1st Communiqué



In this zine The latest, the greatest, Flash-powered

Boot Camp module on drawing the nose -)


Howdy all,

Been awhile! Yep, it's been slow going around here (life has a way of showing up), plus this latest Flash module has taken tediously long. BUT it's done! It's the next "boot camp" module concentrating on noses and how to draw them, how to spot edges, negative spaces, angles, proportions, highlights and shadows within them and a word, a quick review of the basics of drawing. You'll also get a whole new layer of information on things to look for in and around the nose. (You'll see this email repeated there too.) Click for your copy:


Review your drawing basics! If any of the review sections in this module seem vague, take advantage of the links they hook you up with the Foundation lessons. The key to all drawing - caricature or realistic - is contained in those basics of drawing lessons. Rehearse them like you'd rehearse parts of a play and you WILL get this!

Also, you'll get a little more grooming on learning to see geometric shapes and primitive forms. These can help your volume-sense. What the heck does that mean? It means feeling volume and capturing volume in your drawings by learning to "see" primitive forms in your drawing subject, even if you're not drawing it (you can "visualize" it). I'm not sure how well the point will come across unless you do the assignments, but I tried to further the concept here. -)

Andrew Loomis link

Also, there's a link on the last page of this Flash module - it's to an on-line version of Andrew Loomis' awesome book on drawing the head and hands. I can't guarantee how long the link will be good (because it's at someone else's site) so get to it while you can. Loomis was an artist from the 40's and 50's who just plain wrote some of the best drawing books out there (though he kind of assumed - unlike YouCanDraw - that you already know how to draw).

About the download

It's huge! It's about 14 megabytes in size, it's included in your sign up price so it's all pre-paid. Make sure you have enough room on your computer or you'll get cut off in the middle or your computer will lock up. Why make it so huge? I made it huge because many of the pictures have so much detail, you need a large copy. It's important to me you get the full impact. [ Hint click on the big square in the upper right hand corner of the Flash screen - it'll fill your whole computer screen up. (You can always shrink the screen right back down again if your computer starts running too slow.) ]

One more Flash module / lesson to go

The last module is in the planning stages - hopefully it'll be done in 4-5 weeks - it won't be as big as this one on the nose (it'll be on the mouth and lips). And then I'll be taking a short respite and we'll pick up where we left off in the late Spring on getting back to the every other week e-zines. Not to worry, any missed e-zines will be added on at the tail end of your subscription. If it's been over 18 months since you signed up, watch for notices for re-subscription. OK! Click on this link below (which takes you to the Archives) and you'll see the link.


Keep on drawing! Warmly,



Kasbohm & Company's

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