How to Draw Human Legs and Feet Drawing Article
Drawing the LEG AND FOOT
The leg and foot is divided into three parts. The thigh, leg and foot. The bone of the thigh ( Femur) the largest bone in the body is inserted into the center of the side of the pelvis. The Femur rests on the Tibia or shinbone on the outside of the Tibia is the Fibia it is lower on the foot. The Tibia rests upon the Astragalus and the Oscalsis. The Patella ( knee cap) is above the level of the joint.
Muscles of the upper leg in front Rectus Femoris, Abductors, Vastus Internus and Vastus Externus. On the back of the upper leg there is the Semi tendinosus Semi Membranosus and Bicep Femoris.
Muscles of the lower leg in front. Tibialis Anticus, Peroneus Longus and Extensor Digitorium Longus.
Drawing the MUSCLES OF THE LOWER LEG
Gastrocnemius and Soleus. The entire leg should have a reverse curve.The foot is like an arch bearing the weight of the body. The inner side of the foot is above ground and the outside flat. The front of the foot has three bone sections. The Astragalus, the Metatarsals and the Phalanges ( the toes ). The back part of the arch is called the oscalsis or the heel bone. When learning to draw the foot, first reduce it to a simple concept in position and then draw its structure.
The below pictures are just anatomical for artists’ reference.