Renaissance Head Drawing

Master Draftsman Glenn Vilppu teaches you his unique approach to drawing the head, rooted in the traditions of the Old Masters. You will learn how to conceive of the portrait as three-dimensional volumes, and master the construction, planes, and anatomy of the head and neck. Glenn will also teach you an approach to draw facial expressions and how to draw the head from imagination.

20 Lessons 30h 28m 14s of videos

Level 1

In this extensive lesson, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu shares with you his approach to head drawing. Glenn will begin with an in-depth lecture on head structure and features of the face. Next, he will share his thoughts on master works and analyze various artists’ approaches to head drawing. Glenn will then doing several demonstrations drawing […]
We are pleased to share with you a 10 week-long class brought to you by Art Mentors! In this class, Master draftsman, Glenn Vilppu teaches Constructive Head Drawing.Glenn’s unique approach to head drawing will guide students through the process of constructing the head. The class will focus on the anatomical structures of the skull and […]

Level 2

We are pleased to share with you a 10 week-long class brought to you by Art Mentors! In this class, Master draftsman, Glenn Vilppu teaches Constructive Head Drawing. Glenn’s unique approach to head drawing will guide students through the process of constructing the head. In this fourth lesson, Glenn will focus on technique when laying […]
We are pleased to share with you a 10 week long class brought to you by Art Mentors. In this class, Master draftsman Glenn Vilppu teaches constructive head drawing. In this 8th lesson, Glenn focuses on controlling tones and further creating proper contrast. Glenn later does a 25 minute rendering and finishes another demonstration on […]
We’re happy to share with you a previously recorded class from Art Mentors. In this class, Master draftsman Glenn Vilppu teaches constructive head drawing. In this 9th session, he focuses on showing reflected and direct light on his drawings of the model. Glenn starts with some 5-minute warmups and moves onto longer demos using various […]
Here is the final week’s recording from Art Mentors’ 10-week class in which the masterful Glenn Vilppu teaches head construction. Working from a live model, Glenn demonstrates techniques for blocking in the head, tips for incorporating expressions into your drawings, and gives details about his personal sketchbook. He also goes over some of his sketches […]

Level 3

In his human anatomy series, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu breaks down the complex subject of anatomy for you with easy-to-understand diagrams and conceptual tools. In this lesson, Glenn analyzes the neck, breaking down the major forms as well as the anatomical components of bone, muscle, tendon, and subcutaneous tissue. You will gain a […]
In his human anatomy series, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu breaks down the complex subject of anatomy for you with easy-to-understand diagrams and conceptual tools. In this lesson, Glenn analyzes the neck, breaking down the major forms as well as the anatomical components of bone, muscle, tendon, and subcutaneous tissue. You will gain a […]
In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates an approach to drawing the male portrait in three colors. Glenn will demonstrate the process of carefully constructing the structural block-in of the head including area breakdowns. You will also learn solid drawing and rendering technique to create a drawing that is convincing, three-dimensional, […]
In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates an approach to drawing the female portrait in three colors. Glenn will illustrate a traditional approach using a range of colors early on in the process to establish realistic tones and create a convincing look. You will also learn solid three-dimensional head construction giving […]