Introduction: How to Make an Ear V.2
After the how to make an ear v.1 this is just a similar method to achieve the same but with a few small differences.
You'll be able to see how to make an ear either for a puppet or for a mask or whatever.
These are made with an air dry water based dough for kids.
Don't forget to work with a drawing or a picture of a real ear next to you.
In order to have a good looking pair I advise you to work on both at the same time and always apart from the head so that you'll be able to see them both side by side.
Step 1: Laying Down the Dough
On a MDF or similar surface lay down your dough as thin as possible without being to fragile.
On that MDF you've already drawn a rough ear pattern with a 6B pencil. A soft pencil as a 6B will works better.
The humidity of the dough will catch the pencil pattern. If you're using a pen you should wet the MDF a little bit more to help the transfer process.
Having the pattern on the dough you just need to cut it. A water wetted thin blade will cut better.
Step 2: Inner Folds
This time I'll start by creating the inner folds.
Step 3: Outer Shape
As you can see in the pictures I'm going around the ear and curving the dough inside. Doing it inside the pattern you can see how much dough is needed to build the ear as she gets smaller than the original pattern.
Step 4: Shape It
Try to use almost no water at all while modelling.
Step 5: Finalizing
Step 6: Finish
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