The history of art is lined with artists who go to any extreme to not draw a foot. What would an artist do without pools of water, clouds of smoke, piles of rubble, close-ups, and foreground characters posed just in front of other characters’ feet? The world will never know.
The internet believes, like so many other things, that it is only Rob Liefeld who doesn’t draw feet. He is, after all, “the guy who can’t draw feet!”
(See “Deadpool 2”.)
To be fair, he didn’t draw any feet here:
(There’s an interesting defense of that drawing here, BTW.)
But Liefeld can draw feet. Or, at least, a foot. The left one. On the right leg:
But if you want to say that Liefeld doesn’t draw feet? Well —
Neither does Frank Frazetta, and his painting just went for a million bucks:
Nor does Bernie Wrighton, whose “Swamp Thing” #1 cover sold for $100,000:
Nor does Mike Mignola:
Mignola, when asked about not drawing feet and getting compared to Liefeld:
Yes, it’s very artistic shadowy rubble that Mignola uses.
DaVinci doesn’t like the entire lower half of the body:
Though, to be fair, he also did “The Last Supper,” the bottom eighth of which looks like this:
So let’s look at Monet, Vermeer, and Van Gogh, instead:
Footless, footless, and footless.
Jim Lee won’t even draw dog’s feet:
Jack Kirby didn’t draw Hitler’s feet:
As per Godwin’s Law, this article is now over.
To sum it up: Rob Liefeld doesn’t draw feet. Except when he does:
And if you want to relive those glory days, might I recommend the X-Force Omnibus?
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