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Figure Drawing | Part 8: Atmosphere with Glenn Vilppu

Figure Drawing | Part 8: Atmosphere
Learn to Draw the Figure! Use atmosphere to create a sense of depth and space in your drawings

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Glenn Vilppu
Human Figure
Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Paper, Pastel, Pen, Pencil
2h 44m 45s
Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu

In this series, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu shares with you his approach to figure drawing. In this final lesson of the series, you will learn how to add atmospheric tone to your drawings. Glenn begins with a lecture on atmosphere, followed by an analysis of atmosphere in Old Master works. He will then illustrate these concepts in some figure drawing demonstrations. Next, you will get a chance to apply what you’ve learned in a timed assignment. The lesson will conclude with Glenn’s approach to the assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.


  • Lead Holder with Cretacolor Charcoal Lead
  • Chamois
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Burnt Sienna
  • Blending Stump
  • Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Water Soluble Pencil – Sanguine
  • Pentel Water Brush
  • Pilot Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Sanguine
  • Graphite Pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser