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A Tonal Approach to Drawing a Reclining Figure with Glenn Vilppu

A Tonal Approach to Drawing a Reclining Figure
Create Atmospheric Figure Drawings Learn a painterly technique for creating a sense of space and dimension in your drawings

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Glenn Vilppu
Drawing, Figure
Chamois, Kneaded Eraser, Pastel Pencil
38m 13s

In this lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates a tonal approach to drawing the reclining figure. You will learn how to use the chamois to lay in an atmospheric tone and then draw into that tone with your pencil. Glenn will show you how to: separate forms and send them back into space, create a sense of atmosphere and luminosity in your drawing and much more.


  • Chamois
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Burnt Sienna
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Drawing Paper
  • Sanding Block

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