Practice makes perfect.
As with any subject, repetition is key if you want to get comfortable drawing ears. “Have a good reference to look at, simplify it and do it a few times over until you find the simplest shape for that ear,” says Wolek. Draw from different angles to better understand the anatomy of an ear. Experiment with side view and front view references to get more comfortable with perspective and foreshortening. With time you’ll find that it’s not as daunting as it looks.
While this drawing tutorial is a good universal guide, keep in mind that every ear is different and you’ll have to vary your technique to suit each unique shape. So whether you make sketchbook pencil drawings or manga-style inked illustrations, drawing apps like Adobe Freso can support sketching styles of all kinds, from first stroke to finishing touch.