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Shoe Study Angle Chart by Shadowcross Shoe Study Angle Chart by Shadowcross
Figuring out a walk-cycle is an entry-level test of your ability to animate.  It was the first thing I fully animated (which isn't much, considering it was only 32 frames looped 4 times).  This taste of animation is really what got me hooked on wanting to make more!  

Although it is possible to animate a walk-cycle with a minimal number of drawings, I consider it to be better to have around six per angle (with an exception to the profile angles).  This chart provides all the basic shapes needed to draw a walk-cycle for a character wearing sneakers/trainers at eight angles.  Flip the image if you need the left shoe.  Since I remember having a LOT of trouble drawing feet, I highly encourage beginners to trace these drawings (experienced artists should just use it as a reference).  Please link back to me if you use it.

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SurgeonDrD Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you so much! I'm always having trouble placing the feet.
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
MaidenMay Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you visited my page!! I've been really needing to work on shoes and feet in general, and stumbling upon this is just what I needed! :D 
Rococokara Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
THIS IS SO HELPFUL!!!! thank you !!
draw2much Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure, but I think I love you for this. Would you have imaginary internet babies with me?
mimmime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I love you for these study angle charts...:love:
Thank you...:glomp:
XenWorks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are so clean and well organised  :)
SoftBluewind Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow such a hard work! thanks a lot!
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Shoes and feet are my weakness, along with hands. Lol

Keep up the awesome work though!
Karariin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much for this! It's difficult to find a good reference for feet!
Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Cool.  Good stuff.  I don't animate, but I can still appreciate how exercises like this get one thinking the right way and exercise ability to create models of objects in imagination and manipulate them there.  That's really the primary ability.
reruxia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
this deserves way more favorites, this is super helpful.
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