ears: facial feature study

Here’s the last installment of facial features from week 7 of my figure drawing class.

Oh ears. You used to seem so amorphous and vague! But now I am armed with a little anatomy understanding and you don’t scare me anymore.

This tutorial from Stan Prokopenko really helped me understand some basics of ear construction (if you’re interested in basic facial feature drawing, he does a fantastic job of showing the basic geometric shapes that create complex forms – here’s a link to the rest of his tutorials).

Most ears are shaped sort of like a question mark on the outside, with a letter “y” making up the bulk of the upper part, inside the rim (see the top of the first image). This info has helped me enormously – can you see those basic shapes in the ears I’ve drawn here?

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