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Boot Camp # 1: 
Drawing ears! 
Part one of this intense four part series of 
anatomy and foundations 
lessons "rehearsal"


Listing the five skills of drawing -  Keep these in mind as you work through the Flash Lessons:

1) the perception of edges 
2) the perception of spaces
3) angles, perspective, and proportion
4) light and shadow 
5) the gestalt

 

 

In these "Boot Camp" lessons you're going to get an in-depth lesson in two things: you're going to learn about a particular piece of anatomy and you're going to continue reviewing, rehearsing, and revisiting the basic skills of drawing. In fact, you're going to get so much of it by the time you're done with all the lessons and all the Flash modules (in the this and the next three lessons) you'll be ready to graduate to bona fide drawings and caricatures. If you conscientiously do the all the assignments and apply yourself, I guarantee this. Dive on in and don't be afraid!

Click on the graphic above to open the Flash Lesson and look over the links below for other lessons and resources. 

Note: Due to the way the Flash Lessons are constructed and due to limitations between Flash technology and this electronic book, the links contained within the interactive lesson point to the online book (links of the "http://www...." type). 

For your convenience, the links contained within the Flash Lesson "Boot Camp: Drawing Ears!" are repeated in their order of appearance within the table below. Specifically the right half of the table is linked to the pages within this book, the left hand column brings you to the same pages in the on-line, World Wide Web version of the book  - just read the headline for each column :-) ...(In other words, the links in the right hand column are linked to the book as it sits loaded on your computer - if you own a copy - - they won't open a browser and you don't need a web connection to open them. What a deal :-)

If you want to see if any new additions have been made to the online page, click on the links within the Flash Lesson or click on the links in the left hand column below. If you want to access those pages rapidly, refer to this list: 

Links on-line, out there 
on the Web
...

- Click on this column of links where you can find updates (if any) - click on any of these and 
a web browser will open.

If you're accessing this 
page from within 
your e-book
...

Click on these links and you'll be whisked to these pages  right within this book

On-line Archives

The Archives

Gray's Anatomy On-line: "The External Ear"

( Online-only link )

Lesson 10: The Ear

Lesson 10: The Ear

Upside Down Drawing - the main text lesson

Upside Down Drawing - the main text lesson

The first skill of drawing: recognizing edges / pure contour

The first skill of drawing: recognizing edges / pure contour

Negative Space

Negative Space

Hand drawing / modified pure contour / Flash lesson

Hand drawing / modified pure contour / Flash lesson

Third skill of drawing: recognizing angles and proportions Third skill of drawing: recognizing angles and proportions
Modified contour of the ear Modified contour of the ear
Flash Lesson: Understanding the picture plane Flash Lesson: Understanding the picture plane
Our sister sites ear lesson - and 
some drawing practice

( Online-only link )

Flash page for Angles and Proportions Flash page for Angles and Proportions
Flash lesson on modified contour Flash lesson on modified contour
Printable format Printable format
Flash Lesson on profile drawing Flash Lesson on profile drawing
Lesson 1: vase-face drawing Lesson 1: vase-face drawing
Final note: "Helix" means spiral, or spinning or circular, round...but mostly spiral: the way the "helix of the ear" spirals out of it's source  

Other relevant, not so relevant (and possibly redundant) Archives:


1)  14 October 1999 - just a quick review of the basic parts of the ear.

2) And don't forget to check out this page for a great summary of the five skills of drawing: 

http://www.drawing-faces-and-caricatures-made-easy.com/drawing-basics.html


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