by Robertr0803, November 3rd 2020 © 2020 Robertr0803

Just picked up the pencil again want to practice digital art consider me an absolute beginner.

Really difficult to draw models that i see so I am trying to break them down into shapes because it overloads my brain.

My current goal is: I don't know! I am an absolute beginner; I'm here to study the basics of rendering

P.s Drawing feet is hard

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That is a great start of drawing those feet, robertr0803. That is very good. Actually, I think drawing feet isn't that hard, it's clearly easier, once you get down to observing the basic gestures of them. For an improvement, I see some of rigidity in the feet. Why don't you please loosen up and caricature those feet you got here? The reason why is because, it'll make your hands and feet less stiffest, and more dynamic, energetic, vital, and fluid.

Hope it's been compeletely and absolutely beneficial and helpful.

Cheers and take most care!!


Thank you so much! It is my 1st day back into drawing of hopefully many, I appreciate very much the helpful tips. I will try to post a lot so I can see my progress from 1 to 100 and so on.

Take care friend!


Hey! Good progress for the first day! I'll echo what the first commenter said about trying to work towards being more fluid and less rigid. My rule of thumb is to always exaggerate the things I draw to make it more fun. Trying to visualize with shapes is a good starting point too, even if it's hard to get a grasp on at first.

I drew a little diagram to explain something that might help. If shapes are difficult then the "easier" step is lines, specifically flow lines. Keep it up-!


Thank you for taking the time it is beyond helpful! I have one question could you go into more detail about flow lines? I am not quite understanding it, I am sorry :c I'm a bit slow.


It's ok! Basically think of it like arrows. The ">" in the drawing I uploaded signify where the line is heading. Everything, but the human form especially, has this natural flow to it and it's where the fluidity in figure drawing comes from.There is something called Contrapposto, which is what you see in old marble statues where they're standing very dynamically and you can't quite figure out why. It is applied to the shoulders and pelvis, but I apply it to much smaller things (like the feet) as well.

This video on Contrapossosto should be helpful :) https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/start-here-apah/language-of-art-history-apah/v/contrapposto


I would love to give a critique on this but I can barely see the drawing-- it could just be my monitor but the color barely shows up, I thought at first that you had uploaded a blank image by mistake. Maybe adjust the drawing to make the lines darker?


Apologies friend I think I can make the picture darker, I had also noticed that it came out a bit light. I am also on a drawing tablet and I'm still getting used to the ons and outs

Tx Williep

You got the basic shape down ( a triangle). Good. The toes are arranged off the big toe in an arc (not straight - look at your feet). The front view of the foot is triangular in shape. Line-of-Action has a section on feet & hands. You need to use it.

You will find the figure is composed of many difficult shapes. You can conquer them with practice and just plain work. You might want to check out the following book:

"Morpho: Anatomy for Artists" by Michel Lauricella. He has a lot of art books you might want to check out.

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