When I get excited about drawing something I forget how to draw.
It’s alright though. My interests are pretty obscure afterall, so you probably wouldn’t understand anyway.
I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:
… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):
… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:
In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.
Well I can’t speak for anyone else, but I wear mine to GET blood on them….when I use them to kill my foes…..
I thought the heels were to help keep the foot in the stirrup while horseback riding.
Also, I’m going to guess that the pic maker has never once worn high heels. High heels plus liquid is a massive fall hazard. Throw in butcher knives and you’re just asking for a Darwin Award.
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Also, LOTR is more ripped from Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen aka “The Ring Cycle”.