Feet

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Feet

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0

    Feet

    This is part of my Newborn picture. I'm not yet very good at feet, so I need help fast. Light is above slightly left. Can anyone help me get them looking less like stuffed sausages?

    Name:  nb 2709af.jpg
Views: 179
Size:  490.2 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,060
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 458 Times in 338 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Feet are triangles on top. gonna try to do a quickie to explain better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to MiniGoth For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,060
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 458 Times in 338 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ok, this is real fast and messy - but you see the triangular shape that goes from the top to the toes?

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to MiniGoth For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think the reason they look like 'stuffed sausages' is that the shapes are flat. In order to portray form, you need to study feet anatomy AND use light to give shape.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Marietl For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Thanks MiniGoth, that does actually help.

    Luume, I will later, but I've got 3 days to finish this if that.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,169
    Thanks
    733
    Thanked 587 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Since you're crunched for time, I suggest finding a family member with suitable feet, and taking a photo using lighting conditions that match the piece. Use this as a reference. Otherwise, do some quick studies of how Loomis handles women's feet.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Hexokinase For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I have a family of guys and mine aren't so pretty. It was just that I couldn't see what to do as I was too close to it and MiniGoth pointed out the obvious, which is exactly what I needed.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Go google feet and you'll find lots of referance. Dont worry about how perfect or pretty they look, and don't forget to think about the joints in the toes.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Marietl For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I do have refs, but it was the wedge shape thingy I was missing in my head. I was sort of panicking, but I've taken a day and half off to nail the whole thing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The magical Kingdom.... of Fife
    Posts
    4,460
    Thanks
    1,133
    Thanked 1,584 Times in 1,007 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Do you remember Start-Rite shoes? Remember how wide they were across the base of the toes? Remember the shape they were? (Curved at the front)

    Think of the shape of those shoes when you draw feet. Feet tend to be widest at the base of the toes, and the toes themselves curve down from the biggest toe to the smallest.

    Hope this helps... you know you can do it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to alesoun For This Useful Post:


  18. #11
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Yeah, I've just been having a brain fart about it. I'll tackle it tomorrow and post the results.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,060
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 458 Times in 338 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yaaay! Glad I could help

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    US and Spain
    Posts
    150
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You need a lot more shadows for anyhting to pop out, it looks reall flat right now. Also, the foot under it seems to be floating. Add some depth/shadows in the fabric(?) as well?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think some darker color would really improve them and make them look not so flat. the feet actually have a lot of curves to them. high arches would help your drawing. remember that not all the toes are even, when lined up together they tend to make a v shape, the toe next to the big toe often being longer and then getting shorter from there the toes next to the big toe also bend more. your feet look a little long to me and you are also forgetting to add the ankle.

    good luck!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #15
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,161
    Thanks
    3,499
    Thanked 5,459 Times in 3,670 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I did darken them, but it's now too late as I've submitted. Thanks for all the help and I'll bear it mind next time.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #16
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Would be interesting to see how it turned out

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •