Monday, March 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - FEET


Reflexology is the practice of stimulating points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the hopes that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body, or will improve general health. The most common form is foot reflexology, in which the reflexologist applies pressure to points on a person's foot. The foot is believed by practitioners and participants to be divided into a number of reflex zones corresponding to all parts of the body.

(Short/partial definition from Wikipedia.com)

Micron pen drawing, colored in Adobe Illustrator.

48 comments:

steve said...

Fascinating stuff--I wonder how true it all is? great illustration and take on the topic!

Lou said...

Great job on this! I can see this on a wall in a spa.

Suzan said...

Wow amy that looks great. it would make a good poster.

ian russell said...

i love these, calls to mind those illustrations in old victorian scientific journals. great work.

interesting to see there's a zone for the feet! i wonder if you trod on a tack whether you'd feel it in a different part of the body...

Geninne said...

What a cool and clever idea!
Loved it!
Bravo!

carla said...

Amy - this is great! It would make an awesome poster. It has a vintage look (you always get the looks right for the subject) and a mystical vibe. It also makes me really want a foot massage...now!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very interesting. i think it would be great to have flip flops with that printed on them.

Roz Foster said...

Oh, man. This is so great! Mind if I download it and keep it handy? My boyfriend and I are always trying to cure bodily pains and headaches with foot rubs, but we can never remember where all the spots are! Great image and I love the look of the writing. Beautiful work!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

this has a very carnival appeal to it, very engaging piece

Gabe said...

This is great. I started with a similar idea, and after looking at the reference material decided it was to much detail needed. You completely pulled it off! And with such Gypsy-carnival style to it. It makes me think it would be on the side of some Victorian mad-scientists foot-massage chair.

Rob Mackintosh said...

Good work, you have a pleasing drawing style.

The Unknown said...

Cool.
love

Rrramone said...

That is the nicest reflexology chart I've ever seen! Great work. :-)

ratlion said...

Very clever take on the topic and wonderfully executed too!

the heartful blogger said...

A beautiful drawing, and a very useful diagram for practitioners!!

Sally said...

Okay now I know where to rub my feet to take care of my digestive problems.

Nice, original take on the subject.

tiffinix said...

Fabulous illustration again! I love the colors and the whole look of it. Wow - very well done!!

Geninne said...

Hey Amy, thanks for stopin' by my blog :-)
Yes, I used masking fluid for the cactus...but for the stars I used white watercolor. It's the first time I ever use masking fluid and I loved it! I'm surely gonna use more now :-)
Your work is fabulous, keep those illos coming...can't get enough of them.
Oh, and I just realized we share 6 leters in our last name :-P Mine is Zlatkis...cool!

Hotwire said...

this is very cool!

melanienyc said...

very cool. as always great work! i can see this in a resource book somewhere.

AndyDoodler said...

Really cool! All your art here is great.
Thanks.

TXArtcGal said...

What a fantastic concept! LOVE it!...Love your illo! Great job!

scribblesk said...

Fun and well done.

Wee Cottage said...

What a great idea, very creative. I love the illustration and the explanation.

The Tart said...

This is beautiful... makes me want to get a FOOT rub!

BTW... i just notices a very small person is tapping keys on your Z in your avatar...cool!

SMooch,
The Tart

CarolineJarvis said...

Beautiful designs!

Tulipland said...

WOW ! great job!

Holly said...

This is really cool. I have had reflexology done and it was great. Well done.

PaulSketch said...

great colors!! I love the font too, hand written!?

georg said...

Beautiful feet - and informative too. It's great - and I think, like suzan, that this could make a good poster

Twisselman said...

This reminds me of a 19th century medicine show poster I saw sometime... maybe in a previous life? Cool illustration and really interesting info.

Linda said...

Informative in a pleasing artsy way. It would make an awesome poster

CarolineJarvis said...

Thanks for stoppin by my blog.... cool feet.... maybe I'll see ya around the illustration fridays board.
Cheers

Alina Chau said...

what a clever idea! nice illo!

Bron Smith said...

Very clever idea! And so beautifully rendered.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

I like your idea for the subject. I could use it on my tired feet. :) Nice execution, by the way.

murphy girl said...

great image, fun to explore. while at it, i browsed your others, and love them, too! will check back

Jaimie said...

You put a lot of work into this. Great job!

Trevor Pitt said...

Phew! For a split second I thought this was political satire. The Left vs. The Right. Then I started soothing my pancreas (thanks to your awesome design I now know how to meet its needs) and everything in the world is plum again. Fantastic design. And thanks for bringing that special feeling back to my spleen!

CATRAVEN said...

Now I understand why when I stub my big toe i become stupider. Great Illo!

ValGalArt said...

WOW! this is my absolute favourite for the theme feet! You really did an outstanding ,clever, well thought out, beautifully designed and gorgeously coloured illo! I have run out of positive adjectives! I love yer stuff!!!

Alexa Brett said...

I love what you did with this theme! It is decorative and fun at the same time.

catnapping said...

beautifully done. a great take on feet.

albina said...

I haven’t visited for a while – your blog is full of fabulous drawings! Love those feet…

Andrea said...

mmmmm, a foot massage would be nice right now. good info! i'm gonna print these feet out and leave copies around the house. think anyone will catch my drift?

aoisart said...

This reflexology map is so beautiful!!!

Ali said...

I love this illustration. Very vintage feel to it.

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Ela Spalding said...

Hello!! would you mind if I used your illustration for a non-profit workshop I am teaching on self-reflexolgoy?