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Methods for Drawing the Human Ear

by Kurt Jones

In this tutorial, we'll look at different methods for drawing the human ear. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, we'll look at different methods for drawing the human ear. We'll begin this process by discussing the placement and external anatomy of the human ear to gain an understanding of it's exterior structure. We'll also learn what the different external formations of the ear are called and how we can see certain parts as simple shapes. Following this, we'll examine images of different ears to see how this overall structure can vary from person to person. From here we'll spend several lessons focusing on how we can draw the ear from different view points in addition to sharing a method of shading an ear to view it more three dimensionally. By gaining an understanding of how you can easily construct the formations that make up the ear, you'll be able to draw them with more confidence on your own projects. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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