Failure Is A Foot

I decided to do a study of my anatomical arch nemesis – the foot. My understanding of the way a foot works beneath the skin is pretty limited, so it came out less structured than I would have liked. There is a bit of blobbiness going on. That’s the point in practicing though, right? 😀

This little piggy went to market and bought Sweet & Sara marshmallows.

This little piggy went to market and bought Sweet & Sara marshmallows.

May 22, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Speedpaints

2 Responses to “Failure Is A Foot”

  1. Laura - June 5, 2009

    The way I first experienced this picture was in quickly scanning your site. I wasn’t really paying attention to the words and, as I was scrolling down the page, didn’t realize this was a sketch of a foot until I reached the ankle and toes. As such, when I looked at in its entirety, I noticed the blurriness of the toes and how the leg at the top of the sketch is smudged. It’s as if the foot doesn’t quite know it’s a foot. There’s a beautiful uncertainty to it, which was explained when I finally read your description of what you were trying to accomplish.

  2. canvas art - October 29, 2009

    as canvas art goes, this is great. your delicate brushwork is really complimentary to this study. like hands, feet are incedibly complex structures to recreate. I have closely examined your study and simply love how you have worked the toes and the weight distribution in that area. well done !!

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