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Composing with Figures with Glenn Vilppu

Composing with Figures
Master the Art of Composition! Learn how to use the human figure as a design element

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Glenn Vilppu
Composition, Drawing, Painting
Colored Pencil
1h 1m 56s
Foundations of Composition

In the Foundations of Composition video lesson series, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu offers you a rich understanding of the complex subject of composition in fine art. Glen lectures, demonstrates, and analyzes the Old Masters in his usual straightforward and concise style as he digs down to the practical tools of composition and how they can be applied to your own work.

In this sixth lesson, Glenn discusses the human figure as a design element within the composition, integrating concepts from many of the previous lessons. You will learn how to use the human figure to move the eye, create powerful abstract designs, and push the narrative of the work.


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Intermediate / Advanced

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