Often asked: How To Draw A Ear Step By Step?

How to draw an ear – 5 easy steps

Drawing ears can be difficult and complex due to the numerous bumps, valleys, and folds, but it is still beneficial to learn how to draw an ear. The example image below was drawn using HB Derwent pencils.

Step 1: Draw the shape of an ear

Outline the shape of the ear, making sure the bottom part (ear lobe) is smaller in proportion to the top part (helix).

Step 2: Draw the bumps and folds

To indicate the main folds within the ear, draw two curves: the first should line the middle to top part of the ear, leaving a small amount of room around the edge, and the left side of the curve should be slightly into the center.

Step 3: Shading preparation

Choose a light source and draw soft lines to indicate where the darkest shadows will fall, which will be the most prominent folds and deepest valleys within the ear. If any shadows cross through the ‘y,’ make sure they are warped to complement any ridges, bumps, or valleys.

Step 4: Shade the darkest areas

Step 1 – Using a 4B pencil, lighten the areas outlined in the previous step, keeping in mind that deeper parts of the ear should be darker and bumps should be lighter. Click here to learn how to shade an actual person’s ears with Prisma Shimmer Pencils.

Step 5: Add mid tones and light tones

Shade the top of the human ear with an hb pencil and a blending stump. If needed, use a kneaded eraser to bring out the lightest areas of the ear. Darlene founded RFA with the goal of sharing simple yet detailed drawing tutorials with other artists.

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How do you draw a front ear?

What is the best way to draw an ear from the front?

  1. Step 1: Draw an Ear Shape.
  2. Step 2: Draw a Large Hook Shape.
  3. Step 3: Add the Tragus.
  4. Step 4: Create a Large Fold.
  5. Step 5: Add a Small Hook Shape.
  6. Use the shadow lining technique to draw a curve in the center of the ear.

How do you shade your ear?

Shade the rest of the ear with an hb pencil, keeping in mind that the bumps should be lightest and the valleys darkest, and blend each area separately with a blending stump (learn how to use a blending stump here). If needed, use a kneaded eraser to bring out the lightest areas of the ear.

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