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Archive for March, 2013

Footnotes on Feet

Get the foot shape right (in perspective) and then get the shoe on with construction lines that tell us about how the shoe is made.

Get the foot shape right (in perspective) and then get the shoe on with construction lines that tell us about how the shoe is made.

The illusion of depth and space in a 2-D drawing is often won or lost by a foot. To be more accurate, the placement of the feet in a drawing are key to establishing a sense of perspective, a feeling of balance and weight, and of attitude and energy. Foot placement, position and direction also enhance all of these attributes in your drawings but be careful you do not destroy the illusion of depth balance or energy by careless or sloppy foot placement. Remember to simplify the shape of the foot. Ask yourself what is the position? From the side it has along wedge shape to it, coming straight at you it take on the shape of a triangle with steep sides. Make sure the silhouette is clear and strong.  A good way to practice is by simply drawing a variety of shoes (without feet in them) and paying close attention to the construction by drawing the seams and detail.

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Sketching in Chinatown

Finally did some people watching, and of course sketching, in Chinatown this last weekend in February. It was lots of the older folk either playing cards or taking care of their grandchildren. Fellow artist, and AAU student, Jessica joined me. It was so nice to be outdoors with everyone and drawing.

rooftop style

rooftop style

Lots of grandchildren being held, followed or chased by their grandparents.

Grandmother chasing girl chasing pigeons

Grandmother chasing girl chasing pigeons

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