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Drawing the Female Figure Using Charcoal Pencil with Glenn Vilppu

Drawing the Female Figure Using Charcoal Pencil
Draw the Figure in Charcoal! Learn a painterly approach to drawing the figure

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Glenn Vilppu
Drawing, Figure
Chamois, Charcoal, Kneaded Eraser, Pastel Pencil, Sandpaper
43m 42s

In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates a simple, procedural approach to doing a drawing using a charcoal pencil. First, you will learn how to begin the drawing with a loose gesture. Then Glenn will demonstrate how to work into the gesture constructing the figure with simplified volumes. Finally you will learn how to apply rendering techniques and surrounding atmosphere to give the drawing a final look.


  • Sandpaper or Sanding block
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • Chamois
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Black
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Drawing Paper

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