Shopping for your Hobby can be very expensive if you are new to the world. Lot’s of people end up wasting tons of money on new hobbys only to see the boxes pile up in their closet because they got in way to far without really figuring out what they are passionate about.
Today we will be exploring one of the most exciting hobbies in what I like to call Model Train Stuff. I’m linking to a community that I recently came across that does a good job introducing the hobby and also does an even better job of showing you private communities you can be a part of to advance your hobby.
One of the biggest ways you can be successful with your hobby is surrounding yourself with other enthusiast who share the passion and are a little bit further down the road so to speak.
Take me for example. I recently bought a Lionel Train Set. I did it after I read about Lionel Trains on the Model Train Community site. Now, it would have taken me a while to figure out what type of train set I wanted to explore first. However, through networking with other hobbyist, I immediately was able to identify what type of hobby I wanted to go shopping for.
The truth is you are going to spend a ton of money in most hobbies you get into. And if you are a real enthusiast you are going to find excuses to buy almost everything under the sun. However, teaming up with someone who knows a little more about the hobby world you are exploring, will definitely save you money in the long run. I shopped around to find a get solid place I could get active advice to grow my interest in trains. Again, I used the Model Train Community and it really helped me identify a group I wanted to be associated with.
Wether you are looking to just shop antiques, make a dent into the world of collectibles, or wanting to participate in a more active hobby, do yourself a favor and really get a feel for a good community you can plug into.
Learn the Hobby of Art like a Professional
Learning how to draw a nose can make all the difference to your portraits. Get it wrong, and you won’t achieve the likeness you’re looking for. Get it right, and you’ll be able to capture your subjects perfectly each and every time. Luckily, we only deal with getting it right here at Pencil Kings, so it’s time to show you a winning formula that will never let you down.
- Placing The Nose On The Face
The first thing to get right when drawing noses is placing it on the face. How do you do this? You need to start off by drawing a circle for your basic head shape. Once you’ve done this, draw a vertical line right through the middle and then measure halfway down your circle and draw a horizontal line for the browline. Remember that this circle is actually a 3D sphere – just like an orange or a tennis ball – because this will be super-useful if you need to draw the head from different angles.
It should look a little something like this:
Once you have your basic circle, you need to take off the sides so you have two flat planes either side. Next, measure approximately halfway between the top of the circle and the horizontal browline – this will be where the hairline should sit.
Then, take the distance between the hairline and browline and duplicate it two more times. You should now have three equally divided sections which will tell you where the bottom of the nose and the jawline should be. It may seem strange at first, but drawing a nose starts with getting the other proportions of the face right.
- How Wide Should Your Nose Drawing Be?
Placing the eyes first will help you with learning how to draw a nose because this will help you work out how wide it should be. To do this, work on the basis that the average human head is four eyes’ wide. Divide your horizontal line in the middle (the browline) up into four, and then divide each of these sections up again equally. You should now have eight sections and it’s here that your eyes should sit. This can get a little confusing at first, but don’t sweat it – we know you’ll get there!
With a little practice, your drawing should look a little like this:
The width of the nose is roughly the same as the width of one eye, so you should already have this measurement in place once you’ve sketched these in.
- Learning How To Draw a Nose Is as Simple as 1,2,3
Yup, you heard us right. Once you’ve got your placement correct, there’s nothing more to drawing noses than three simple steps. Really. How does this work? We’re going to break it down into simple shapes, so just follow these guidelines based on the famous Reilly Method and you’ll be fine: