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Figure Drawing | Part 1: Gesture with Glenn Vilppu

Figure Drawing | Part 1: Gesture
Learn to Draw the Figure! Glenn will guide you through the fundamentals of figure drawing, beginning with the gesture

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Instructor
Glenn Vilppu
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Human Figure
Mediums
Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Pastel, Pen, Water Brush, Watercolor
Duration
3h 45m 54s
Series
Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu

In this highly-anticipated series, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu shares with you his approach to figure drawing. Each lesson will cover a new stage in Glenn’s process, including: Gesture, Spherical Forms, Box Forms, Cylindrical Forms, Basic Procedure, Modeling Tone, Direct Lighting, and Atmosphere. In this first lesson of the series, Glenn covers the basic foundation of figure drawing: capturing the gesture. Glenn begins with a comprehensive lecture, followed by analyses of gesture in Old Master works. Glenn will then illustrate these concepts in several demonstrations, using a variety of different tools. Next, you will get a chance to apply what you’ve learned in a timed figure drawing assignment. The lesson will conclude with Glenn’s approach to the assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.

Materials

  • CarbOthello Pencil – Burnt Sienna
  • Maruzen Art Lead Holder with Charcoal Lead
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Sanguine and Black
  • Pentel Water Brush
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor (in Homemade Altoids Tin Palette)
  • Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen
  • Noodler Konrad Brush Pen
  • Blending Stump
  • Sandpaper Block
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