Many artists have difficulty drawing feet. Practice makes perfect, and on the heels (get it?) of completing my new drawing tables, I thought I’d dip a toe into that pool and have some fun with Tyvek, fishnets and feet.
I finally cut this scroll off after 8-10 pairs of feet (I don’t remember).
Next, I thought I try some toes.
I like the complexity of the fishnets, and the shape of the soles.
I am really happy with the way this one turned out:
Oh, and while I was at it, I thought I should do a sandal – this one is made by Bernardo, a classic.
I will keep working on these, because there are just so many other foot related puns to share…it’s just so good for the sole.
I’ve been fascinated with long drawings for years. I like to buy the cheap rolls of paper from IKEA (MÅLA) and try to make one drawing that is 98′ long. There’s a connection between scroll drawing and animation, too. The linear flow of a narrative.
I’ve been wanting to work bigger, and with something more durable than kids’ drawing paper. I’ve used Tyvek over the years, and as I still have part of a roll from an old construction project, I decided to build an easel to hold and help me manage larger drawings.
This was my first attempt, using an old table top and an IKEA table/leg set I have in the basement. I decided that I didn’t need that much horizontal surface space, and I also needed something to hold rolls of paper.
Version two, shown below with a drawing in progress, works much better. With the scroll loaded into a 1/4″ piece of PVC pipe, I can work either right-to-left, or left-to-right, depending on which side of the table the scroll sits.
And here is the above drawing, finished:
I start with some small, thumbnail sketches to figure out what I want to do:
And then I transfer that idea onto the scroll, which I cut out, collage with other materials, etc.
It’s a good idea to use your pets name for computer passwords. Always do this.