Feet: BasicsBy Rio
Side views of a feet are pratically triangular shaped with a rectangle on top. The straight lines drawn indicates the ankles and toes where bending occurs.
A quarter view of a foot may look tricky but just follow
Finally, the front view, is also made up of rectangles and a trapezoid. All you basically need to do is draw in ankles and the toes.
Speaking of toes, lets take a look at how to draw them. On the right is a three step process to draw toes. Starting with just a guide, draw laying L's for toes. Make sure the inner toe is the biggest with the last being the smallest. From there, draw in the toenails and you're done!
back to the whole foot, we have here an example of the two
sides of the foot. One side, if turned, has an arch. The
other side, if turned, does not.
Lets look at another detail you have to remember: the ankle. On the right, we have a quarter and a front view of ankles. At quarter view, the ankle is reminicent of a boomerang while the front views are slight bumps. Nothing to it!
Another aspect of feet is how they bend. Below is a drawing
of a foot at rest and a vertical foot resting on the toes.
At the ballerina-like stance, note how the top of the foot
is pretty much straight and the back of the ankle is now
scrunched up. The same scrunch would occur if the toe was