How To Draw A Foot – Simplified Approach To Drawing Feet

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Today we’re going to take a look at how to draw feet. And feet are one of those things that people think are just incredibly hard to draw.

And sometime I’ll see artists try to hide the feet by drawing different objects in front of it, just so they can avoid drawing the actual feet.

feet drawingsBut drawing the feet is really just like drawing anything else. You just break it down into simple shapes, you draw the shapes, and then all the smaller details will just fall into line.

So in this video, you’re going to see how to draw the foot in 3 different positions.

We’ll start out by drawing a simple wedge shape (this is going to be the “meat” part of the foot) and then build on that with smaller details to create the entire foot.

Watch the video carefully and draw along!

So drawing feet doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to be familiar with how the foot is constructed using simple shapes and put all the pieces together.

Unlike the hands or legs that can be put in all sorts of different positions, the foot generally doesn’t change all that much. So once you learn how to deal with drawing the foot from different angles, you’ve come a long way to mastering drawing feet.

And once you learn how to draw the bare feet, you’ll be able to draw shoes as well very easily. Shoes are actually much easier to draw than feet because it’s basically just one big shape.

People are really scared of drawing feet just because they have it in their mind that it must be difficult. But hopefully these quick sketches have shown you that drawing feet can be very simple, easy, and even fun!

Now I know we gone through the subject rather quickly in this video. And that’s because I wanted to give you a good overview of how to draw feet.

Figure Drawing DVD SetIf you’d like to learn the whole process of drawing feet in much greater details, check out my “How To Draw Feet” video bonus training.

In it, we’ll break down everything step-by-step so you can draw along and understand just how to construct the feet from various positions.

The “How To Draw Feet” video training comes as a FREE bonus when you invest in my “Secrets of Figure Drawing” course.

CLICK HERE To Get “How To Draw Feet” Bonus Training For FREE!

I hope you liked this lesson and that it helped you overcome any fear of drawing feet.

Good luck practicing and I’ll see you next time!

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  • Henroy Bryan

    Reply Reply February 12, 2014

    I am a student doing figure drawing at the territory level. i got an assignment to draw the following figures: Standing, Sitting, Crouching, Leaning, Pushing, Kneeling, Reaching, Bending, Sleeping, Walking, Working, Eating, Talking, Dancing, Jogging, Playing, Sweeping, Climbing, Pointing and Tagging. could you say where i could get some of these figures?

    • Hi Henroy,
      My best suggestion would be to do a google search for the poses that you need and use them as references.

  • August Thurmer

    Reply Reply January 21, 2014

    Very informative, thank you for taking the time to teach us.

  • Leigh

    Reply Reply October 10, 2013

    These tutorials have really been a great boost for all my drawing. I am so grateful of your generocity with these free lessons. I would really love to purchase the dvd set and im pretty sure i will soon. Thankyou so much once again for all this really valuable and free instruction.

    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]

      Reply Reply October 10, 2013

      You’re very welcome, Leigh. I’m glad these lessons were able to help! – Ethan

  • Josie

    Reply Reply October 6, 2013

    Am I the only one who can see that the beautifully rendered feet each have 5 toes?

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