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Dynamic Gestures: Spherical Forms with Glenn Vilppu

Dynamic Gestures: Spherical Forms
Learn to Draw the Figure! Add dimension to your gestures using spherical forms

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Instructor
Glenn Vilppu
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Anatomy, Human Figure
Mediums
Charcoal Pencil, Fountain Pen, Pastel Pencil, Water Brush
Duration
2h 4m 33s

In this lesson, NMA master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will break down the use of spherical forms in gestures. You will learn how spherical shapes act as building blocks in your gesture drawings. Glenn will analyze Old Masters works and examine their use of spheres, followed by several demonstrations constructing the spherical forms from the figure.

This lesson belongs to Dynamic Gesture Drawing. In this 9-week course with master draftsperson Glenn Vilppu, you will learn a drawing approach rooted in the Renaissance tradition yet applicable today in the world of fine art, animation, and illustration. Glenn will lecture on the concepts of gesture and rendering that will aid in the development of your figure drawings. Using a variety of drawing mediums, you will gain the knowledge needed to break down complex forms into simpler ideas, and at the same time, better your understanding of the human anatomy. Through Old Master analysis, you will examine the concepts presented in Glenn’s lectures. This course will provide you with the real time practice needed to take your figure drawings to new heights.

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