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Join the NMA production team as they go on-location to capture the magnificent Glenn Vilppu drawing his horses, dogs, goats, sheep, llamas, and chickens at his California ranch! He begins by lecturing on the fundamental structural differences between species. Conceptualizing an animals anatomy will aid you in understanding their behaviors– this is important because you’re […]

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In this lesson, Glenn demonstrates the use of a foreground, middleground, and background to divide your landscape compositions into visual planes. Using basic artistic principles, you can create a volumetric image that evokes meaning and story. As you identify elements in the scene and begin to lay them into your comp, you’ll find reward in […]

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In his 50 years in the fine arts industry, Glenn Vilppu has gained fame for his renaissance approach to drawing and painting. He’s displayed his work at dozens of one-man-shows, and is represented in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Glenn’s books and DVDs are used by universities and art schools across the globe. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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In this Lesson, Master Artist Glenn Vilppu draws from the New Masters Academy model reference library using charcoal stump, polychromos pencil, sepia fountain pen, and waterbrush. He stresses the importance of quick sketching as a means of practice with 1, 2, 5, and 10-minute drawing sessions. Materials Blending Stump Sanding Block Prismacolor Colored Pencil – […]

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