Friday, April 27, 2012

04 Modeling Nº 36

For practice, I made a small 8cm long clay sketch of a foot, using some Roma Plastilina. I have been studying all of my artistic anatomy books, as well as some drawing and sculpture books. Each book seems to contribute something new or useful. Click on any image to enlarge it.

The foot is wider at the toes and narrower at the heel. The outer side of the foot contacts the ground from heel to toe. There are three major masses of the foot; the heel, the arch, and the front and middle soles created by the toes and the padding behind them. The heel and the sole provide a pedestal base for the column of the figure. There are four generalized masses of the sole of the foot; the heel, the padded outer ridge, the large cushion behind the four toes, and the large pad behind the big toe. The foot is an incredible structure made of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 31 tendons, and tons of blood vessels and nerves. All together, the feet hold 25% of all the bones in the body.

I tried to block in the form of the foot as best as I could.


Gray290.png from Wikipedia
Gray291.png from Wikipedia
Page 56 from Figure Drawing by Andrew Loomis

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