This lesson will show you a simple to follow process for drawing ears – something that a lot of students have trouble with!
- Begin with two oval forms (they can overlap slightly).
- These describe the upper and lower parts of the ear.
- Then you can start to articulate the outside edge of the ear.
- You can slo start to find the shadow shapes within the ear – these can be pretty abstract so just try to focus on what you see.
- Then you can shade in the shadows.
- You should find that this really helps the ear to feel more realistic.
- In some looser drawings, this level of detail may be just right for the ears (as they tend not to be the centre of focus).
- Finally, you can find darker tones and reflected lights in the shadows shapes.
- You can also use half tones to render the interlaced ‘barrel-like’ forms of the ear.