maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatte.., you crafty bugger, you've given us the best angle on the ear. We all know it looks like a job done by a plastic surgeon that was pissed and thought he was doing a breast construction. Come on maaate, give us the side view.
seriously, looks 100% better, though i am curious to see how it is attached, remember there is very little in skin surface that is actually attatche the ear. seek and ye shall find, or feel and ye shall find.
the texture..? looking goood..! Better you than me, I'd spend at least a month trying to do what you have done, I guess next, instead of the mirror or the books, feel your own ear and how it is attached to your head, I just did to see if it works (it could be a sign of madness, which if so, disregard everything I ever say) and it seems to be appropriate in 'seeing' how little cartilage is used to attach the ear, not much that's for sure. I can only say it is 100% better and the texture on the other jpeg is great.
take it easy and life will be easy