March 20, 2006
I started this as a doodle--it was very difficult trying to draw these mis-shapen feet from memory. My grandmother would always talk about her feet hurting her with the phrase, "My puppies are barking."
Once I found a full length photo of her showing her feet, I used Photoshop to manipulate it. The close up doesn't really show how bad her feet were--I'm guessing this photo was probably taken in about 1949 at my parents' wedding. I scanned in my doodle.
I had intended to complete it in Painter IX, but it crashed on me and I haven't been able to restore the PAINTER.SET file yet (it's not on the original CD, I can't get it to use a version of this file from the Painter that came with the Wacom). I finished it up in Photoshop.
Posted by lorigrace at March 20, 2006 08:40 PM
Love the illo and story. I love the phrase "My puppies are barking".
Posted by: The Unknown at March 20, 2006 09:03 PM
i really like your personal take on this topic. Ouch, though. Your poor grandmother. I rarely wear anything but flip flops or clogs (seasonal shoes), so when I do have to wear the pointy-toed heels, I marvel at how some women wear these all the time, even WORK in them! Nice illustration!
Posted by: Amy Zaleski at March 21, 2006 10:38 AM
lovely story! i think that is so funny that she used that expression. great work
Posted by: platinumblonde at March 21, 2006 12:55 PM