This is a post for Jo who requested info on doing ears.
Great illustration of the outer ear parts from: virtualmedicalcentre.com
I made these large enough to show the detailing better.
Form a wedge shaped oval of clay.
Attach the clay to the head by ramping the clay toward the front of the face.
Undercut and seam the rest of the ear to the side of the head.
The ear tapers toward the front of the face.
The outer helix of the ear is created by pressing a tool down and under the outer ear to form the scapha.
The complete first step.
Continue the outer arc of the ear into the inner ear while pushing the extra clay back toward the back of the head forming the concha.
A ramp runs from the front of the ear down into the inner ear canal forming the external auditory meatus.
Place a tool in the ear canal and pull down and turn out to establish the depression of the canal and the flap, tragus, in front of the ear opening (part 1).
Keep pulling forward to raise the front of the ear from the earlobe and ear canal (part 2). This also establishes the antitragus.
Shape the bottom of the lobe. (Lobule)
Press an indentation or fossa into the antihelix area.
Deepen the folds and fossa as desired and do the general clean up.
Notice how the ear blends into the face area. There is no ridge in front of the ear.
Hope this helps.
Have a great day!
Great instruction, been having trouble with ears.ReplyDelete
thanks, for this tutorial.Delete
but , The difficulty will be to make 2 ears almost identical !!
Thanks Mark, very good instructions.ReplyDelete
gracias por el tutorial esta muy bueno ¡¡¡ReplyDelete
Thank you! Very useful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mark, wonderful instructions!ReplyDelete
wauw ,wonderful instructionsReplyDelete
you are the bomb!!! Thanks, CarolynReplyDelete
These tutorials are amazing!ReplyDelete
I have had a brain block when it comes to ears!! Thank you so much! Now let's see if my brain will let me do what I just saw!ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias por el tutorial.ReplyDelete
Just came across your site and was gobsmacked at your wonderful creations and to top it all off the information you shared was so helpful. Thanks for sharing your knowhow. ;)ReplyDelete
Hi...just found this page and your website...great tutorial, and thanks! I would like to know where you got your spoon shaped sculpting tool...I have been looking for something just like it. ThanksReplyDelete
That is Jack Johnston's sculpting tool: http://store.artdolls.com/product/johnston-3-1-tool-custom-made/ReplyDelete
He also sells the ProSculpt that Mark uses.
You can find some JJ 3 in 1 tools on EBay, they are made by Kemper tools.
I have brought a couple and have sanded one down for smaller work.
best instustions I have seen yet .thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Brilliant - thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
You make it look so easy! Great tutorialReplyDelete
Fantastic tutorial Mark. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete
You are an Angel!
Thank you very usefulReplyDelete
wow great tut Thank u so muchReplyDelete
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise, Mark!ReplyDelete
I love always new way to make thing that help thank a lot!ReplyDelete
Excellent instruction.....thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Super! All those curves always intimidated me, thank you very much :)ReplyDelete
Este cel mai bun tutorial posibil, este perfect ,felicitari!ReplyDelete
Very helpful. Thank you.ReplyDelete
This fantastic!! Took my ears off and remade them using this tutorial and thye look so much better!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love your work and appreciate your willingness to share techniques and information!ReplyDelete
Why is one of my ears way higher than the other when viewed from the back of the head when they are both even when viewed from the front and top?ReplyDelete
Are you refering to yourself or to a bust you have done. While sculpting use a level to assure that parallel to the sculpting base is parallel. Our eyes will trick us on multiple points to using other tools as dividers, calipers as used in wood working to measure distance from one point to another, calipers to measure widths. Inner Diameter calipers I haven't found a use for. Also a vernier caliper for specific measurements I use to assure complete accuracy to the 1/64th of an inch. Micrometers so far I have found no use for and drawing or sculpture. In closing, the level will be your most critical at this time. Know this is very late in years but I hope this might help, and help anyone else who reads these posts.Delete
Was searching for this! have a small head sculpture in process and the ears will just finish it off. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I have had a huge problem with ears.ReplyDelete
This is the best explanation I have ever seen on sculpting an ear, Thank You!ReplyDelete
It is not 2018, Feb, 31. Viet Nam Era Veteran. Nice presentation. Am using Roma Plastine (sp), cold, stone hard to fashion two ears. Following these directions, using antiquated tools and kitchen utinsels to fashion the ears. I could post a picture if it is possible on this site.ReplyDelete
Sorry, it IS 2018, not, not 2018. Just a stupid old man here.ReplyDelete