Of all the doodles you draw of people’s features, it’s the feet which are most difficult to get right. There are lots of bones and curves, with feet appearing at different angles depending on whether the person is stood still or walking.
Again it comes down to proportional accuracy. To improve your feet drawing skills, practise drawing different sizes of feet (close-ups and as part of a full caricature) and wearing different or no footwear.
Discover how to draw feet.
“Beginner artists seem to think ‘if I use reference, I’m cheating.’ There’s this weird mentality surrounding copying. Every working professional artist I know uses tons of reference. If you reference something enough times, you build muscle memory so you’re able to just draw without reference. But when you’re first starting out, pulling reference images or observing things in real life is super helpful.”
Illustrator and Comic Artist Jen Bartel
Step-by-step guide to drawing.
Even if you’ve practised drawing some simple shapes and have an idea of what you want to draw, it can still be hard to know where to start. Do you begin drawing the top of the subject or the bottom? To get started, follow these ideas of things to draw step-by-step.