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step 4
Next comes the hair. How to draw hair? Dunno o.O, but if someone requests it, I'll make a tutorial for that one. Don't expect anything great though.
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step 5
Fill out the eyes somehow. Maybe you wanna add a reflection on the hair now, too, cause if you're planning to CG your picture, it'll help you out a lot
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how to draw ears
step 1

In this tutorial I'll give you a step by step look at how to draw ears. But remember that you can draw ears in any 'ol fashion and they'll probably look equally as good. In fact, they come in so many different shapes and curves that they're pretty difficult to mess up. For this tutorial however, I referenced the ears of my 3.5 month old son while he was sleeping. (awww... he's growing up so fast ;__; )

First off, notice the difference between the two drawings in the first image. See how the one on the right is extremely simple and sorta cartoony? At the very least you should be able to draw this shape. But of course I don't recommend this if you're going for a more realistic piece.

In the second image you can see where the similarities between the two ears lay. The bold blue line on the left ear correlates to the bold blue on the right ear, as does the red and green lines. Notice how basic the two are when you break them down into their most important components?

Ears must have:
1> the blue line> an outer edge
2> the red line> an inner edge
3> the green line> a hole leading to the ear drum.

At the very least remember these basic lines when you draw ears. In both examples the lines are very similar to eachother in shape and location, so this shouldn't be difficult
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step 2
The very first thing I start with is the outline. You'll want to fit this onto your characters head in the best way possible, while remembering that the upper tip will generally align with the top of the eyes or bottom of the eyebrows.
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step 3
Next I draw the inner curve. Not much to say hear except that the lower edge of this arch sorta disappears into the center of the ear, and the top of this line shouldn't connect with the outline. (If you're drawing an elfish character, you may not want to follow this rule strictly. And again, remember these can be drawn pretty random and still look great. It's hard to go wrong as long as your main parts are there)
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step 4
In this step I draw the flappy part that you use to push into your ear canal when things get noisy. The flappy-er it is, the easier it would be to do this Notice the top line on the upper right... It should disappear into the center just as the bottom of the line we drew in step 3 did. Together these lines form the canal opening.
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step 5
I'm not sure what to call this part or the next, so I'll make something up. Here you're drawing the "tub" of your ear... Meaning that if your ear were a bathtub for an extremely small person, this line would be the upper ring of the tub. Everything to it's left is low, and everything to it's right is a raised ridge for the extremely small person to rest his arms on while bathing. >_>
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step 6
Much like step 5, this is another "tub"-ish area in the upper portiosn. JUST DRAW IT! >:U
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step 7
The line you're drawing here can take on any number of shapes, but I opted for something thinner. This horseshoe shape will form the outer ridge of the ear as well as the inner ridge of the center. (did that make any sense?)
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step 8
This last step is pretty optional, so draw it if you're inclined... In this case, my son's lobe stuck out a bit, and I wanted to make it look as though it were raised above the outer ridge line. Looks raised doesn't it? Be quiet, I think it does >:|
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step 9
And voilà! I've colored the drawing to help illustrate what all of the lines and ridges formed. So now you can see what a basic human ear looks like, complete with lobe, canal, and a lot of bump-y shapes running through the center forming peaks and valleys.

Oh what fun we artists have
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