How to draw ears step by step

How to draw ears easy by pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Pencil drawing tutorial for beginners and everyone.

How to draw ears step by step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1: Draw an ear shape

Using a blunt HB pencil, draw a narrow ear. If you want to draw more protruding ears, pull your ears wider.

Then measure the length of your drawing and make a ruler next to it. Draw 3 lines through the ruler, dividing it into 4 equal parts. I labeled 3 lines A, B and C so I can refer to them easily.

Step 2: Draw a large hook image

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Draw a hook starting from line B and ending at line A.

Step 3: Add Tragus

In a continuous stroke starting on B line, draw the ear flap (small flap in front of the ear canal) and end your stroke with a small hook located on the C line.

Step 4: Create a big crease

Add a curve on the right side starting from the top of the ear and ending below the C line. Leave enough space for the earlobes.

Step 5: Add a small hook shape

Between the 2 lines you have just drawn, draw a big hook on the C line.

Step 6:

Use the shadow lining technique to draw a curve at the center of the ear. Try not to make it parallel to the curve drawn in step 4.

Step 7: Prepare the shade

Okay, finally before we shade!

Delete ruler and horizontal line.

To keep your edges sharp and clean when you shade, use a sharp 4B pencil to outline the areas of the ear that create the darkest shadows – Areas like deep valleys, folds main and protruding sections.

Your outline should not be too dark because you don’t want to show them after you shade.

Step 8: Add the darkest shadow

If your pencil is still sharp, use a scrap of paper to make it blunt and then paint your shadow.

Step 9: Add a layer of light graphite

Use a blunt HB pencils to coat evenly over the ears. If you want bright white to stand out, shade it.

Step 10: Add Midtones

Use a 2B pencil to add your middle sound. Shaded areas such as open ears, shallow valleys and slight folds.

Step 11: Mix the graphite

Use a mixing stump to smooth out your shadow. If your highlights are too dark, roll your kneading eraser to a small tip and dip some graphite. If your edges are blurred, use a sharp pencil to redefine your edges and gently mix them as needed.

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