Ears are very important to the look of a human model. But these vital parts of the head can sometimes be glossed over in our haste to work on the important, or interesting, or cool parts of the model. Some people may also shy away from creating realistic ears because they haven’t taken the time to examine the structures in play.In this Mudbox tutorial we will go over those base ear structures- the elements that make the ear look like an ear. We’ll then cover some quick and easy ways in Mudbox to block out those structures to get a really well defined look. We’ll learn to retopologize the ear and then use a variety of sculpting tools to finish out the ear.
In the end, you’ll have a much better understanding of the structure of the ear and you’ll be much more comfortable creating and sculpting ears for your human characters.