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Friday, April 7, 2017


I haven’t been sketching much lately. Sad, but true.
I have two sketchbooks sitting on the couch next to me every night and I look at them forlornly. I’m just not motivated. And every time I pick one up, pen poised over the page, I just can’t think of anything to sketch.

It’s stupid, I know, but there it is. 

Fast forward to ‘Draw Tip Tuesday’
A weekly video posted by Koosje Koene co-founder of Sketchbook Skool an online venue offering classes from some of the best sketchers worldwide. 

Every Tuesday she offers tips on sketching.
This past Tuesday she was demonstrating ‘foreshortening’……on feet. Or more specifically toes.
I don’t know why but I am fascinated by drawing toes.
Fat toes, skinny toes, baby toes, big people toes, animal toes…….
They just make such a great subject.
Always available, just sitting there at the end of your legs (and still in focus with my reading glasses perched on my nose!)
So I took a few quick pics with my phone and got to it.
Hopefully this will break my slump.
Or…..I could make it my life’s work…… A STUDY IN TOES……..
Some are my toes and some are Husband's......I defy you to tell which is which....cuz I'm not even sure anymore......lol!


  1. Oh respect! Sketching is beyond my skills.

  2. I know the feeling .... But you found a great way to get out of it, and your toes look wonderful and very lifelike :-)

  3. The skinny ankle is yours!

    That would actually make a very cool looking quilt.

  4. Easy, your toes are the ones painted with hot, pink nail polish :D

  5. Great sketches Robin. I'm sorry I don't share your fascination for toes. If my girls have feet at all they don't have toes. Lol!


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