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

Video produced by channel:   RapidFireArt

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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