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In the final lesson in the Fundamentals course, you will be combining all of the concepts and training you have learned thus far. Using the stretched canvas that you made at the beginning of this course you will draw John Asaro’s planes of the head sculpture from the photos provided. You will focus on turning form, establishing clear planes, clearly showing your light source and developing proper values and value relationships.

In the third lesson of the series, Mark begins with some general rules and tips for monochrome drawings– designing the shapes, the values we assign to them, and the edges between them. He then moves on to draw three shadow patterns on three heads based on the Reilly Abstraction. He incorporates three different lighting scenarios […]

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In the series’ second lesson, Mark introduces Frank Reilly’s abstraction: a rhythmical representation of the shapes and forms of the head. Internalizing this model will give you an excellent starting point for any portrait or head drawing. Mark first explains a little bit of the history behind this abstraction, then moves on to show you […]

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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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Learning the structure and gesture of the human skull is an important exercise to make your head drawings and portraits more realistic. Chris Legaspi shows you his approach to conceptualizing the skull’s proportions, angles, and landmarks. Drawing from skull references photographed at various angles, he first outlines the basic rules-of-thumb for drawing a skull and […]

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Ellen Eagle
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