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Ear Tutorial Resource by ConceptCookie Ear Tutorial Resource by ConceptCookie
The Ear Reference and Resource by Tim Von Rueden

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [link]

Another Facial structure reference for you guys to use as a resource in your own work. This is something I've seen to help me draw ears and I hope it helps you as well. Ears can be tricky but if you think of them as a hook, y, and bump, it made drawings ears much easier for me.

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Red-WereZ Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely need to remember this I'm so bad at ears! XD Thank you for uploading this! :D
TenPastMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great reference! The hook, y and bump really make things easier! :D
BloodCurdlingRaccoon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Never noticed the Y all ears have in common! Wow! 
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I love the different sized ears. I hate drawing ears so much, that I try to hide them behind hair. Your tute is going to change this. Thanks for posting!
AmethystForge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
:aww: Woo hoo! not many ear tutorials out there that show examples this well. thank you :)
AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To point them like an elf its a couple of steps more at least for me. I usually draw a realistic ear then make adjustments and draw over it. A good technique is to not point the inside structure all the way and to have the cartilage do a vast majority of the shape. Also researching animal ears is also useful in understanding how they all work. Sometimes Ive done elven ears without true human influence in how they are done but that outwardly they look like they could be pointed human ears, yet they are done with mixed mixed anatomy from a feline, or another animal with pointed ears as well as human. 
aethelar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
A very clearly explained tutorial - ears finally make sense! I've used your method here, thank you for sharing it n_n
Ledraali Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Ears have always confused me greatly. No more drawing hair over the top of them!
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great to "hear" that you are proud to show your ears now!
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
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