|It shouldn't make any difference, but some artists find they|
do better drawing left (or right) ears better than their
|I don't know how to make it any simpler--photos at top, line |
drawings just above. (Though quite similar, the drawings are
not based upon the photos.)
|Once you've mastered the side view of the ear, try drawing |
next to it (using the same scale) the front and back of the ear
|This skill is often quite difficult to master, especially when you add|
in all the interval angles as the head rotates (below).
|Line drawings are only a first step. Volumetric shading |
demands nothing less than astute observation,
either from photos or life.
|See what I mean about ears being unattractive (ugly).|
Copyright, Jim LaneA Jim Lane ear (child).
|The all-important transition from drawing to paint.|
|Most of the ears above use a fairly narrow|
range of color values. I tend to prefer a mixture
of warm and cool tones--cool for the inner
ear and warmer as I move outward.