I actually wasn't standing and looking down at my foot but was sitting down with my foot elevated on a stool. It was a weird angle to look at my own foot but when I turned it upside down it looked perfectly like a standing foot. Kind of a neat visual trick.
And here is my palette:
I have to say that I really liked the results from this experiment and would like to try them out on an actual portrait. Outside of school it's very difficult to get regular access to a variety of models...so if anyone reading this would like to sit for me please email me at email@example.com.