Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lend me your ear


 I'm off on a tangent in drawing after seeing a portraiture post on Wetcanvas all about ears.  Important and unique things they are too with no two alike, just like fingerprints.  I know what I find fascinating may not always be felt the same way by others, but I thought it could be a fun little challenge in those lulls during the craziness over Christmas.


So I'll throw it out there for you to grasp (or not).   Draw an ear.  It can be your ear or someone elses, but it should be a human ear.   Provide a link to your drawing (or painting) in the comment section below.  You have until December 31st to add an ear. :) 



There are no prizes, just some practice under your belt in drawing the uniqueness of the ear.  And most of all, have fun!

10 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

def. going to do this, need the practice :)

Katherine Thomas said...

That's an interesting challenge! I might just try it! Ears are hard! But these drawings make them look easy. They're very good!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh Ears the the most interesting subjects to draw... I have a couple posts to share... thanks for asking http://gwenbuchanan.blogspot.ca/2010/05/cross-hatching-practicing.html
and
http://gwenbuchanan.blogspot.ca/2012/02/10-drawings-of-ears.html

lots of fun!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Yes, do Jen, they're fun to draw.

Katherine, they become addictive, be warned. :)

Gwen, thanks so much for sharing your ears :) The pen and ink is beautiful, I do so love p & i. I must try more ears in different mediums.

And the long series of ears, I really like them all together like that, it does make a statement.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Your ear drawings are great Jeanette.
Its funny how everyones ears are just a little different and if you really pay attention you can recognize someone by their ears. Maybe after the holidays I'll do some ear sketching.

suzanneberry said...

I love your drawings and your invite to add ears! i have such trouble with them, yet they can be such a beautiful aspect of a portrait if done well. i will try to join in the fun. Happy Holidays and a successful and joyous New Year my friend and thank you for all of your support and kindness.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Jeanette, I failed to mention, how beautifully drawn your ears are were.... and so delicate. It was the first thing I felt when I saw them.

Sue Pownall said...

I seem to draw a lot of ears from behind, which look bizarre, it would be good to accept your challenge and tackle one side-on.

Love your 3 drawings.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Nancy, thank you and I'd love to see some of your ear drawings. Merry Christmas.

Suz, have a happy and peaceful holiday this year. You more than deserve it. I hope you'll find time to add an ear or two :)

Gwen, thanks, I'm glad you enjoy the drawings. I love seeing others drawings and how they differ even with the same subject. I have a few more ears drawn and used pen and ink in a couple, as I so loved your pen and ink versions.

Sue, I'd love you to join in if you can find time. Your drawings are always lovely.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

a few ears :)