Feature Focus: Sculpting Feet
Improve your ability to portray feet.
Second to hands and the face, feet are one of the areas sculptors often have trouble with. Like hands they are very complex appendages with lots of bones and are very mobile. Learning the anatomical structure of the foot and how it moves is vital to learning to sculpt this feature.
Anatomy of the Foot
In order to sculpt the feet well it's important to have a good knowledge of the underlying anatomy. Setting up a mirror at floor level to study your own feet in various positions can be very useful as well.
Foot Anatomy Links
Sculpting feet can be difficult and intimidating, the best advice I can give is to take your time, study the hand, and practice. You won't sculpt a perfect foot (or anythign else) the first time or even the second, it takes practice and time to learn.
Foot Sculpting Links
Sculpting Simple Feet I am going to show the steps I use to sculpt feet. This foot is a little more simplified than the process I use on my work, but it's a good place to start. Since the photos are self explanatory, I'm not going to add text here, j
- How to sculpt doll or fairy feet, by Artisan Tony Rice
How to sculpt feet for your fairy or doll, by Artisan Tony Rice
Foot Sculpting Videos
How to Draw Feet
Drawing, especially from life, helps improve your sculpting abilities. Practice drawing feet, especially anatomy studies. It will help you cement the knowledge in your brain. Plus drawing can be done anywhere, bring a sketch pad with you any place you expect to wait a while and practice sketching. I do this all the time at the doctor's office or the dentist's.
- Tutorial for Drawing feet - ConceptArt.org Forums
Tutorial for Drawing feet FINE ARTS, STUDIES, & DISCOVERY
- American Artist: Understanding Anatomy: Drawing the Foot
It may not be important for artists to know the name of each muscle and bone within the foot, but it is important for a draftsman to understand the underlying structure and function of each part. An artist who is aware of how the muscles and bones of