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Renaissance Head Drawing

In this 8-week course, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will teach you his unique approach to drawing the head, rooted in the traditions of the Old Masters. You will learn how to illustrate the portrait with three-dimensionality. You will master the construction, planes, and anatomy of the head. In sharing his technique, Glenn will help you achieve the ability to create effortless yet convincing drawings.

8 Lessons 11h 59m 47s of videos

In week three, instructor Glenn Vilppu will give you an introduction to the planes of the face. You will learn how to analyze the model’s features and break them into planes; this enables you to achieve accurate likeness, light and shadow, and a greater understanding of facial structure.

Common Questions

Is this course beginner friendly?

Yes! This course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate levels.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Glenn Vilppu. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

All New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.