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These examples of feet, seen from the front, side, underneath and from three-quarter view, provide a lot of information as to their structure. They have been drawn in pen and ink, in pastel, in coloured pencils and in brush and watercolour. Feet are probably the most simple of all the details of the body and it doesn't take long to familiarize yourself with them. Try drawing your own hands, feet and legs in a mirror or directly; the practice is always valuable.

1. The most difficult view is from the front where everything is foreshortened.

2. A straight side-on view shows the typical foot shape that we all recognize.

3. The foot seen from below is unusual and needs a bit of study to get it right. But it is not too complex.

4. Feet arched and up on their toes are not too difficult except when seen from the front.

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