(please ignore goofed up application of nail polish
on thumb. ;-) Milani "Dressmaker")
I have an intertragic notch. You have an intertragic notch. As a matter of fact, you and I both have a couple of intertragic notches. Yesterday while walking I was reflecting on the intricacy of the human ear. I am in the process of drawing one now and they are not easy. Of course I was familiar with the bottom part of the ear being called the lobe. I thought that was the only part that was named. Now I know the visible part of the ear is called the pinna. I got out my favorite drawing book and looked up how to draw an ear. It was surprising to me to learn all the shapes, ridges and rims have a name!
By studying this illustration in the book, it has helped me understand the parts and will help me draw future ears. I am smiling as I type this, realizing how unimportant this is to most people. Who knows, this question may pop up on Jeopardy one night. The visible part of an ear that resides outside the body. What is a pinna?
|From one of my favorite books, Drawing The Head and|
Figure by Jack Hamm.
|Since I have checked this book out twice, Classical Life Drawing Studio, from the local |
library, I may just have to break down and purchase my own copy.
Another favorite of mine.
Dear readers, thank you so much for your time spent reading this. Well, for me it's back to the drawing board. ♥