Bargue Plate Today is the first part of a two part drawing. You can catch up tomorrow if you miss today, but don’t throw out your drawing for today! Thursday is Vocabulary day, and the word is sesquipedalian. The rare time this unusual word is introduced into conversation, it is to describe someone or something that overuses big words. Literally, sesquipedalian means “a foot and a half long.” So we are going to leverage this word for two inspirations: 1. a foot and a half long word to describe words that are a foot and a half long2. a foot This exciting moment is where you come in. Today, you will draw a foot. Not two, just one. (Count yourself lucky. Symmetry is a bitch.) You have options for how you make your foot: For those of you who are more snobbish in your beret and academically inclined, you might choose to draw a study of one of these Bargue feet. Bargue plates are excellent exercises, copied line for line by academic art snobs since 1868. If the Bargue foots do nothing for your free loving style, then follow your way to draw, paint, sketch, sculpt, or photo collage anything else your butterfly mind so chooses, in any way you wish… as long as it’s a foot. Botticelli’s squidgy feet This ends part one of this two part exercise. Part 2 of 2 (tomorrow) Now, for those of you who like to have all the information so that you can plan ahead, I’ll give you a hint: monopod.