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Drawing the Figure into a Pastel Tone with Glenn Vilppu

Drawing the Figure into a Pastel Tone
Make Your Drawings Come to Life! Learn how you can use tone to create vibrant and dynamic figure drawings

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Glenn Vilppu
Drawing, Figure
Chamois, Kneaded Eraser, Pastel, Pastel Pencil, Sanding Pad
31m 8s

In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates an approach to drawing the figure into an even tone. You will learn how to first lay down a tone on the paper, then draw into that tone with two colors, pull out the lights using a kneaded eraser, and finalize the drawing using a combination of techniques. Your end result will be a beautiful drawing with strong tonal range and color dynamics.



  • Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
  • Pastel Stick
  • Sanding Pad
  • Chamois
  • Kneaded Eraser



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