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Facial Reference: The Ears
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Published: February 22, 2013
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Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

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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Nakroshiva-is-Here's avatar
Nakroshiva-is-Here| Traditional Artist
great job!
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DyinqLaurance|Hobbyist Digital Artist
as someone who doesn't have actual ears, this is very helpful. Thank you so much!
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Wintercat96's avatar
THANK YOU FOR THIS OMG
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Bottz3|Hobbyist General Artist
ears are definitely a struggle to draw and to 3d model, this is great reference.


Thank you.
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Sosopje's avatar
Thank you so much you are saving my life <3
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Code-Shark|Student Traditional Artist
Soon, I shall draw ALL the ears. :)
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Coen2's avatar
Thanks for these great tutorials. I'll try to use to my benefit!
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TwistedScience|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I needed this so much
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Jinxy031|Hobbyist Writer
I did. And...it's actually true.
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Spookzie's avatar
lmao no it’s not??
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roseliza2's avatar
perfect instructions, I always saw it as a y on the inside! Thank you!
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WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im SORRY

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Madcandy1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This is so helpful!
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pralinkova-princezna|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good! Easy technique to remember the shape.
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MrsVoider|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Really helpful 
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IgneousRockCake|Hobbyist Digital Artist
tysm!! I've always struggled with drawing ears, so this will come In handy
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TK4500's avatar
Thank you, your are amazing!!
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MaxEze's avatar
WHEN I WAS A LAD I ATE 4 DOZEN EGGS EVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GET LARGE
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OneGirlStudios|Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn u
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THESE BOOKS DON'T EVEN HAVE PICTURES!!!
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This guy gets it.
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Cin-Derr|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The "y" idea is genius!
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