René Vignola decided to try a different technique during lockdown and stumbled across an unusual hidden talent for foot-drawing, which he refers to as ‘PataDibujos’ (Spanish for ‘paw drawings’).
In a series of mesmerising videos shared via TikTok, the 21-year-old can be seen gripping the pen expertly between his big and second toe, before drawing a variety of famous faces.
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René, who lives in Puebla City, Mexico, said: “I have always been interested in everything related to art. I discovered this new skill in search of getting out of the conventional. I decided to try a new artistic challenge for myself.
“I started with cartoon drawings but, with my increasing progress, I decided to raise the level of difficulty by making portraits of celebrities, and after uploading the videos to TikTok I received great support from the public.”
His Kanye portrait has proven to be a particular favourite among fans, and the video has since clocked up more than 4.8 million views.
One person admitted “bro can draw better than me with his toes than I can with my hands”, while another said they’d been “inspired” to try it for themselves.
Many were amazed by his ability to grip the pen so firmly, with a third impressed individual commenting, “you have such a good grip.”
However, others weren’t quite so sure what to think about his toes touching the pens, shuddering, “Don’t ever lend me your pencils and pens.”
René continued: “I am an empirical artist. I not only make art with my feet, I also use my hands and with them, I make drawings, paintings, sculptures, and crafts.
“I am studying international trade, but this does not stop me from doing this hobby that has been with me for as long as I can remember.”
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