The human ear is an incredible thing and is crucial to our love of music, communication, and to allow us to understand and interact with the world around us. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw the ear, and label the different parts with the correct names. Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a black pen to draw a “crescent moon” shape to the left of your page, making the top slightly flat.
Bring a curved line across at the bottom, and take this towards the right. Then, add a short vertical line to the left of the top of the shape.
Take a line across to the left, and then down and in, before angling it out towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Take the line to a point, then back up, and curve it across to the right.
Now, add a small crescent moon shape to the left of the main body.
Connect the lines at the top with a horizontal mark, and then extend this to the right, and curve it down and across, adding a wave to the line as you go.
Now, add two pointed arrow shapes below the wavy line. Connect the left end with a spiky line.
Continue the wavy line down towards the bottom of the page.
Now, add two wavy lines across the bottom of the page. At the left end of the top one, bring the line down, add a “bump”, and then add a point to connect this to the bottom line.
Now, add two diagonal, parallel lines to the end of the line. Connect these at the end with a curved line, and then add curved lines above.
Take two lines up from these top curves, and take them to points at the top of this section.
Now, add a large, curved “C” shape to the back of the drawing…
And another shape just behind this one.
Add a curved shape just inside this, and connect the top line to the “D” shape. Take the bottom line to a “bump” pointing towards the left, and then curve it down and across to meet the wavy line beside it.
Now, add a small “triangle” shape below the wavy line, with a square element in the top left corner.
Add small oval shapes to the top and left of the triangle.
Now, return to the curved line in the middle, and take the end down to the line below it. Then, add a curve to the corner. Add another curve above this, and then a wavy shape to the right. Add a small oval inside this.
Now, add a curved line to the right of this. Take this down, across, and up to meet the arrow shape. Then, add a curved line to the top, and go across to the left and back down, adding another small shape just inside the top of this.
Add a teardrop shape to the right of this hole, and then add curved “comma” shapes on either side.
Next, add a spiral shape below the top of the “arrow”…
Add two half-moon shapes to the bottom of this section…
And then connect the line on the right to the long, angled section with a short, horizontal line.
Now, use a black fineliner pen to add a series of lines across the triangle section.
Now, add a series of small oval and circle shapes all around the outside section.
Grab an orange pen, and shade the left side of the ear, the inner canal, and the angled section.
Now, use a yellow pen for the section to the right of this…
Add color to the section beside this with a red pen, and then use the same shade on the spiral section.
Add color to either side of the angled section with the yellow pen…
And then use a green pen for the wavy sections in the center.
Shade the half-circle shapes below this with a brown pen.
Now, add color to the arrow shape on the right with a blue pen…
And fill in the rest of the shape with a bright pink pen.
Grab a black fineliner pen and a ruler, and add a series of straight lines all around the design.
Finally, use the black fineliner pen to fill in the labels around the ear. From the bottom right corner: Eustachian tube, Tympanic cavity, Tympanic membrane, Ear Canal, Auditory bulla, Concha, Pinna, Antihelix, Helix, Cartilage, Temporal bone, Muscle, Malleus, Incus, Stapes, Semicircular canals, Cochlea, Vestibular nerve, Cochlear nerve.
This is just the start of your journey to learn more about the wonders of the human ear – hearing is an incredible thing, and there is plenty to learn!