Perhaps this drawing should come with a warning - some people are strange about feet and mine are not pretty!
When you post your drawing, EDM asks that you journal your feelings on the subject and thinking about it I have quite a lot to say about feet! I don't think I've ever had a compliment about mine, plenty of jokes about how big or long or knobbly my toes are but of all the things about myself I would like to change and worry about, surprisingly my feet are not one of them. They are what they are and if I did hate them, what could I do anyway? And besides, they have some great shapes and shadows to draw! If there is any foot I'd like to draw more, it's my brother's - his are like mine but even more exaggerated. So far he has declined but I see that Alex's feet are getting interesting!
If there is one subject that bores and angers me quicker than people telling me how busy they are, it's women who want to tell me how 'awful' it is to have small feet. Not the ones who have genuine trouble finding shoes but the ones who simply want to draw attention to their feet. Funny that they are usually the same women who like to complain about their boobs! They may as well just come out and say how much they love their 'tiny' (they are always 'tiny' aren't they?) feet and big boobs because it's obvious that's what they mean. I would be just as impressed to hear them go on about their pointy elbows or floppy earlobes!
My feet have been about a size 5 since I was a teenager. When I was working I wore court shoes all the time until I got married and moved to Norway to join Mark. For the first time I started wearing trainers and after a year I noticed my feet had spread! So now they are slightly wider I have trouble finding comfortable shoes which is literally a pain. Coming to Geneva, they have gone through another change. After going everywhere by car in Kuwait, I thought all the walking here would be good exercise. But now I have tendinitis in the inside of my left foot. I read that this can be brought on by suddenly taking up exercise - that's not common knowledge until it's too late!
Well, I think I've wasted enough of your time about my feet. The drawing represents a good use of my time though since I picked it up whenever I sat in front of the TV! HB and B pencil.