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Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

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The Foot

The foot is a marvel of engineering. It is designed for holding the entire weight of the body in balance. Although it is relatively small compared to the rest of the body, the foot is designed to support the body in a wide range of movement. While most all other animals in the animal kingdom walk on all fours, man is the only land creature that can balance walking on two legs without the support of forepaws or a tail.

The foot contains 26 bones, similar to the hand’s 27, but the bones of the foot are much larger and heavier than those of the hand. The largest bone of the foot is the calcaneus that forms the heel. This bone acts counter to the other bones and is attached to the body’s larges tendon, the Achilles tendon. Just above the ...

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