Saturday, 17 January 2009

CHARCOAL FOOT DRAWING



When I did this charcoal foot drawing at Maidstone college of Art in 1992 I was looked upon by some of my peers as a bit of a monkey (I know this from the noises they were making behind my back). But I wasn't after a refined drawing when I stuck my charcoal between my toes, I was looking to make marks that I couldn't when I drew with my hands. Because there's less control using the feet, the marks are just that little bit freer and it made me think about what makes for a good drawing in a completely new light.

The drawing itself is a large picture and I was able to walk around it and work on different areas as I drew, accidentally smudging other parts as I went.

4 comments:

Harmony said...

That's not a bad one consider you use your foot.

Leighton Noyes said...

Thanks Harmony- it wasn't even my best foot either!

Julie Y. said...

Clever--seeing things from a different light. I find this post very inspiring. Thanks! =)

Leighton Noyes said...

Hello Julie, many thanks for such a kind comment- you and me would have gotten along at art college where not many people saw the point of the exercise.