Starting on the right foot

To draw legs, start by deciding if your character is going to have small legs or bulky ones. Remember, classic cartoon characters tend to have simplistic body types and body parts. The legs are often very simple in structure, so the key is not to overdo it. To draw this type of legs and feet, refer to Figure 7-22 and follow these steps:

Figure 7-22:

Start your legs with two straight lines and then fill in the details.

Figure 7-22:

Start your legs with two straight lines and then fill in the details.

1. From the bottom of the torso, draw two lines straight down for the left leg.

Figure 7-23:

Hips are a necessary addition on certain character types.

The space between the lines determines how thick the leg is.

2. From the bottom of the torso, draw two more lines straight down for the right leg.

Just like with the first leg, the space between the lines determines how thick the leg is.

3. At the bottom of each leg draw an oval or circle.

The size of the ovals determines how big the feet or shoes are.

4. After you have the general shape in place, add details like shoelaces, or the cuff on the bottom of the pants.

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